Teal Season opens September 13th and closes September 28th.
Few waterfowl were seen using the wetlands, river, or main lake.
Waterfowl counts given on this report are based on what was observed on the day the report is updated. Waterfowl numbers vary greatly from day to day and weather conditions and hunting pressure will affect the numbers of waterfowl on the area.
|Lake level||1146.24 conservation Pool 1144.4 The dam is releasing 25FS. Republican River is flowing at 164 cfs.|
No activites/hunting allowed in the Steve Lloyd Wetland/Refuge.
Motorized boats are only allowed in Mall Creek wetland, electric motors are considered "motorized". All other wetlands are open to NON motorized boats and walk in hunting.
Lower Smith Bottom and the Gatesville boat ramp have been reopened since the 2013 fall hunting and fishing season.
The lower refuge dike has been repaired and both the upper and lower refuge pools are holding good amounts of water which should help to attract waterfowl to the area.
|Expected hunting success||
Hunter survey report:
28 hunters reported harvesting 27 ducks.
Vegetation and water levels are adequate. Flooding has filled most Mall Creek and Sugar Bowl wetlands.
Do NOT drive on dikes. Vehicles disrupt and discourage waterfowl from using the wetland areas. We have had several dikes being damaged due to unauthorized vehicles driving on them. Scouting is best done on foot to evaluate bird numbers and habitat conditions.
Please report any vehicles on dikes and anyone seen disturbing our pumps. Without the pumps in optimal condition we are unable to pump the wetlands to their greatest potential.
Remember- a free permit is required to hunt waterfowl in the wetland areas on Milford Wildlife Area. These are available at all of the marsh parking areas, or hunters and register and check in using the new I-sportsman system. The information collected and comments received are very useful in establishing future management goals for the area.