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Waterfowl Report for December 10, 2014

 

Duck season is currently open for Panhandle counties.  Zone 1 and Zone 2 opens December 13.  For zone maps and complete waterfowl hunting regulations log on towildlifedepartment.com.


 

NORTHWEST


 

Canton-Zone 1:

Date 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Lake Elevation 

1601.9 (13.5 ft. below normal)

Habitat Conditions Status 

Not good.

Crop Types/Status, other food 

Area wheat is in fair condition, native food in lake is poor due to low lake level.

Ducks Numbers 

Low

Goose Numbers 

Low

Hunter Activity 

None

Bird Movements 

Very little bird movement or migration has occurred in the last week.

Weather Conditions 

Clear, highs in 50's, light winds.

Other Comments

The NW portion of the lake is still dry. The only usable boat ramp is the Canadian day use area.

 

Ft. Supply- Zone 1:

Date 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Lake Elevation 

2003.13 (Normal Pool 2004.00

Habitat Conditions Status 

Fair

Crop Types/Status, other food 

Area Wheat is in fair to good condition.

Ducks Numbers 

Low

Goose Numbers 

Moderate

Hunter Activity 

None

Bird Movements 

Bird movement has been low over the past week.

Weather Conditions 

Highs in the 50's, lows in the 30's

 

SOUTHWEST


 

Ft. Cobb- Zone 2:

Date 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Lake Elevation 

1334.81

Habitat Conditions Status 

Not Good

Crop Types/Status, other food 

Fair Winter Wheat, Milo.

Ducks Numbers 

Moderate

Goose Numbers 

High

Hunter Activity 

None

Bird Movements 

Geese using Wheat fields around lake.

Weather Conditions 

56°F, partly cloudy, light wind.

 

Hackberry- Zone 2:

Date 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Lake Elevation 

No water.

Habitat Conditions Status 

Fair

Crop Types/Status, other food 

Winter Wheat, Milo

Ducks Numbers 

Low

Goose Numbers 

Low

Hunter Activity 

None

Bird Movements 

None

Weather Conditions 

36 degrees, fog, light and variable winds.

Other Comments

Wetland units and reservoir are dry.

 

Mt. Park- Zone 2:

Date 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Lake Elevation 

1395.42

Habitat Conditions Status 

Not good.

Crop Types/Status, other food 

Fair Winter Wheat.

Ducks Numbers 

Moderate

Goose Numbers 

High

Hunter Activity 

None

Bird Movements 

Geese using Wheat fields around lake.

Weather Conditions 

54°F, clear, light wind

Other Comments

Several groups of Sandhill Crane using area Wheat fields.

 

Waurika- Zone 2:

Date 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Lake Elevation 

933.32

Habitat Conditions Status 

Not good.

Crop Types/Status, other food 

Fair Winter Wheat.

Ducks Numbers 

Low

Goose Numbers 

Low

Hunter Activity 

None

Bird Movements 

Few geese using Wheat fields around lake.

Weather Conditions 

61°F, clear, light wind.

 

NORTHEAST


 

Copan- Zone 2:

Date 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Lake Elevation 

710.28 above normal by .28

Habitat Conditions Status 

Fair

Crop Types/Status, other food 

Moist soil units native food good, uncut Soybeans.

Ducks Numbers 

Moderate

Goose Numbers 

Low

Hunter Activity 

None

Bird Movements 

Birds have been found on the upper end of lake and on WDU 's.

Weather Conditions 

Sunny and Warm.

Other Comments

Cold weather needed to bring more birds down.

 

Deep Fork NWR- Zone 2:

Date 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Lake Elevation 

N/A

Habitat Conditions Status 

Not Good

Crop Types/Status, other food 

Smartweeds, Sedges, etc.

Ducks Numbers 

Low

Goose Numbers 

Low

Hunter Activity 

None

Bird Movements 

Slow

Weather Conditions 

Warm and calm

Other Comments

Most wetlands in the area are dry. Duck hunting at Deep Fork NWR is only allowed Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays until 1:00pm.

 

Eufaula- Zone 2:

Date 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Lake Elevation 

581.79

Habitat Conditions Status 

Not Good

Crop Types/Status, other food 

Very little farming in vicinity.

Ducks Numbers 

Low

Goose Numbers 

Low

Hunter Activity 

None

Bird Movements 

None observed in the last few days.

Weather Conditions 

Drizzle, cool, calm

 

Ft. Gibson- Zone 2:

Date 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Lake Elevation 

555.33

Habitat Conditions Status 

Good

Crop Types/Status, other food 

Smartweed, Bidens, Millets

Ducks Numbers 

Low

Goose Numbers 

Low

Hunter Activity 

None

Bird Movements 

Slow

Weather Conditions 

46 drizzle, light fog

 

Hulah- Zone 2:

Date 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Lake Elevation 

733.70 above normal at .70

Habitat Conditions Status 

Fair

Crop Types/Status, other food 

Native foods in WDU's and harvested Soybeans.

Ducks Numbers 

Moderate

Goose Numbers 

Low

Hunter Activity 

None

Bird Movements 

Birds have been seen on the upper end of lake and on WDU's.

Weather Conditions 

Sunny and warm.

Other Comments

Cold weather needed to bring more birds down.

 

Kaw- Zone 2:

Date 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Lake Elevation 

1011

Habitat Conditions Status 

Good

Crop Types/Status, other food 

Millet and Smartweed on mud flats. Wheat, Beans, and Corn in surrounding fields.

Ducks Numbers 

Very High

Goose Numbers 

High

Hunter Activity 

None

Bird Movements 

Geese flying to and from fields in morning and evening.

Weather Conditions 

Overcast no wind

Other Comments

Waterfowl found all over the lake. Highest concentration on the mudflats.

 

Keystone- Zone 2:

Date 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Lake Elevation 

719.77

Habitat Conditions Status 

Not Good

Crop Types/Status, other food 

Soybeans along the Arkansas Arm have been mostly harvested but no waterfowl are utilizing them.

Ducks Numbers 

Moderate

Goose Numbers 

Low

Hunter Activity 

None

Bird Movements 

A few birds have been moving into the area during the split.

Weather Conditions 

45*, partly cloudy, SSE 9mph

Other Comments

Very few ducks utilizing the area, with the exception of Cottonwood Creek WDU. The lake level continues to drop getting further away from the available food sources. Cottonwood Creek WDU has the lowest 7 Units flooded 100% with great food and about 1500 ducks using the area.

 

Oologah- Zone 2:

Date 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Lake Elevation 

638 (full normal)

Habitat Conditions Status 

Good

Crop Types/Status, other food 

Harvested Milo and Beans-fair, volunteer Wheat-good.

Ducks Numbers 

Moderate

Goose Numbers 

Moderate

Hunter Activity 

None

Bird Movements 

Spotty. Birds still moving in and out with passing cold fronts.

Weather Conditions 

Overcast, upper 40's to low 50's, light wind.

 

Sooner- Zone 2:

Date 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Lake Elevation 

Low ~1 ft.

Habitat Conditions Status 

Fair

Crop Types/Status, other food 

Aquatic plants, good and Winter Wheat in fair condition.

Ducks Numbers 

Moderate

Goose Numbers 

Low

Hunter Activity 

Unknown

Bird Movements 

Not much change in waterfowl numbers the past few weeks, but Mallard numbers are good along with a combination of other species.

Weather Conditions 

57 degrees, W wind @ 6 mph, and sunny.

Other Comments

Observed several Bald Eagles, Common Loons, Red-Breasted Mergansers.

 

Webbers Falls- Zone 2:

Date 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Lake Elevation 

489.80

Habitat Conditions Status 

Good

Crop Types/Status, other food 

Crop fields nearby, Smartweed, Bidens

Ducks Numbers 

Low

Goose Numbers 

Low

Hunter Activity 

None

Bird Movements 

Slow

Weather Conditions 

46, drizzle, light fog.

 

 

 

SOUTHEAST


 

Hugo- Zone 2:

Date 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Lake Elevation 

Normal

Habitat Conditions Status 

Fair

Crop Types/Status, other food 

Sedges, Smartweed

Ducks Numbers 

Moderate

Goose Numbers 

Moderate

Hunter Activity 

Moderate

Bird Movements 

Numbers increasing.

Weather Conditions 

Temp. 40's

Other Comments

Moist soil units are drying out due to the lack of rain, water levels have dropped over the past few weeks, but there is still usable areas.

 

Red Slough- Zone 2:

Date 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Lake Elevation 

Low. Most units dry. 4 units with huntable water.

Habitat Conditions Status 

Good

Crop Types/Status, other food 

Plenty of wild forage: Toothcup, Pannicum, Smartweed, etc.

Ducks Numbers 

Moderate

Goose Numbers 

Low

Hunter Activity 

Moderate

Bird Movements 

None lately.

Weather Conditions 

Warm, fog, partly cloudy.

Other Comments

Approximately 4000 ducks. Mostly Gadwall and Mallards.

 

Texoma- Zone 2:

Date 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Lake Elevation 

611.35

Habitat Conditions Status 

Good

Crop Types/Status, other food 

Smartweed

Ducks Numbers 

Very High

Goose Numbers 

Low

Hunter Activity 

None

Bird Movements 

Good

Weather Conditions 

Clear

 

Sequoyah NWR- Zone 2:

Date 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Lake/Area 

Sequoyah NWR

Lake Elevation 

Stable

Habitat Conditions Status 

Good

Crop Types/Status, other food 

Moist soil units, standing Corn, Winter Wheat, and harvested Soybeans.

Ducks Numbers 

Moderate

Goose Numbers 

Low

Hunter Activity 

Moderate

Bird Movements 

Warmer weather has encouraged the ducks to move off refuge. Snow Geese have temporarily left the refuge.

Weather Conditions 

Warm

 

Wister- Zone 2:

Date 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Lake Elevation 

478.20

Habitat Conditions Status 

Good

Crop Types/Status, other food 

Acorns and Sedges

Ducks Numbers 

Low

Goose Numbers 

Low

Hunter Activity 

Low

Bird Movements 

Early morning and late evenings.

Weather Conditions 

60 degrees during the day and sunny.