Council Grove Waterfowl Report

Waterfowl numbers Approximately 1,600 ducks (primarily goldeneye with about 470 mallards), 70 Canada geese, and 105 mergansers on 12/18.        
Water levels 2.7 feet below conservation elevation (1,274') on 12/18.
Hunting conditions Difficult.  Ice is beginning to form in shallows and wind protected areas.  Lake approximately 1% ice covered on 12/18.  Declining lake levels have pulled water away from cover edges.  Hunters may find it challenging to conceal themselves.  A thin fringe of food producing vegetation exists along some lake edges, but will not be available to feeding waterfowl without precipitation and increases in lake levels.
Expected hunting success Fair.  
Comments Low Plains Late Zone Duck Season - Nov. 1 - Jan. 4, 2015 AND Jan. 17-25, 2015