Melvern Lake Waterfowl Report

Waterfowl numbers Approximately 100 teal
Water level Lake level 1035.42.
Hunting conditions No water is available in the marshes due to low flow in the river and minimal runoff.  Teal hunting opportunities are available in the refuge portion of the lake.  Moist soil vegetation looks excellent.  Portions of planted corn in 3-Duck and Willow Marshes were flooded out in June.    
Expected hunting success  Poor-Fair

Mallard migration: 0

All hunters utilizing Melvern Wildlife Area are required to obtain a free daily hunt permit through the new electronic permit system. Hunters can register now to begin using the electronic system at    For more information (click here)Waterfowl hunters utilizing the main lake are only required to obtain a permit when hunting west of Hoch Rd.  Paper permits will also be available through the 2014 hunting season.

Youth waterfowl season is October . Regular waterfowl season opens October  2014.

Refuge Area is CLOSED Oct. 1st through Jan. 15th