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Waterfowl Report for November 12, 2014

 

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NORTHWEST

Canton-Zone 1:

Date 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Lake Elevation 

1602.1 (13.3 feet below normal)

Habitat Conditions Status 

Not Good

Crop Types/Status, other food 

Row crops are mostly harvested and in fair condition. Wheat is in fair to good condition.

Ducks Numbers 

Low

Goose Numbers 

Low

Hunter Activity 

Moderate

Bird Movements 

Slow

Weather Conditions 

70's, clear, 20 mph south wind

Other Comments

The NW portion of the lake is dry. Native vegetation in the lake is in good condition but will require significant rainfall to be flooded. Sandhill Cranes are present in fair numbers.

 

Ft. Supply- Zone 1:

Date 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Lake Elevation 

2003.11 Normal Pool is 2004.00

Habitat Conditions Status 

Fair

Crop Types/Status, other food 

Area Wheat is in fair to good condition

Ducks Numbers 

Moderate

Goose Numbers 

Low

Hunter Activity 

Moderate

Bird Movements 

Bird movement increased some the end of last week.

Weather Conditions 

Warm and windy, cold temperatures are coming.

Other Comments

With the cold weather forecasted later this week waterfowl numbers should be on the increase

 

Salt Plains NWR- Zone 1:

Date 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Lake Elevation 

Normal

Habitat Conditions Status 

Fair

Crop Types/Status, other food 

Wheat, Milo

Ducks Numbers 

Moderate

Goose Numbers 

Moderate

Hunter Activity 

Low

Bird Movements 

Geese moving out SW, S, & SE. Cranes moving out NE.

Weather Conditions 

Cold, cloudy

Other Comments

Strong cold front moved through Monday afternoon and brought in increasing numbers of birds ahead and behind the front. Numbers seem to be continuing to increase each day. Available water on and off refuge is poor, but crop forage is good to excellent.

Washita NWR- Zone 2:

Date 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Lake Elevation 

19 feet low

Habitat Conditions Status 

Excellent

Crop Types/Status, other food 

Wheat and Milo

Ducks Numbers 

High

Goose Numbers 

High

Hunter Activity 

Low

Bird Movements 

Birds feeding in all directions from refuge.

Weather Conditions 

Cold, 18F. Wind N@ 25mph

 

 

SOUTHWEST


 

Ft. Cobb- Zone 2:

Date 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Lake Elevation 

1334.93

Habitat Conditions Status 

Not Good

Crop Types/Status, other food 

Fair Winter Wheat, Soybeans and Peanuts harvested

Ducks Numbers 

Low

Goose Numbers 

Low

Hunter Activity 

Low

Bird Movements 

Few Geese using Wheat fields in area

Weather Conditions 

65*F, sunny, strong. S. wind

 

Hackberry- Zone 2:

Date 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Lake Elevation 

All wetland units & reservoir are dry

Habitat Conditions Status 

Fair

Crop Types/Status, other food

Winter Wheat, some Milo

Ducks Numbers 

Low

Goose Numbers 

Low

Hunter Activity 

None

Bird Movements 

N/A

Weather Conditions 

60 degrees, Sunny, strong South wind, 25mph

 

Mt. Park- Zone 2:

Date 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Lake Elevation 

1395.50

Habitat Conditions Status 

Fair

Crop Types/Status, other food 

Winter Wheat is fair

Ducks Numbers 

Low

Goose Numbers 

Low

Hunter Activity 

None

Bird Movements 

None

Weather Conditions 

85, sunny and windy

Other Comments

Wetland development area is dry at this time. Milo is good in WDU.

 

Waurika- Zone 2:

Date 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Lake Elevation 

18 feet below normal

Habitat Conditions Status 

Not Good

Crop Types/Status, other food 

Winter Wheat is in fair condition

Ducks Numbers 

Low

Goose Numbers 

Low

Hunter Activity 

Unknown

Bird Movements 

None observed. Sandhill Cranes in migration

Weather Conditions 

79 degrees with high winds

Other Comments

Waterfowl virtually non-existent on the lake

 

NORTHEAST


 

Copan- Zone 2:

Date 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Lake Elevation 

710.34 Above normal

Habitat Conditions Status 

Good

Crop Types/Status, other food 

Soybeans uncut, Native foods Good

Ducks Numbers 

Moderate

Goose Numbers 

Low

Hunter Activity 

High

Bird Movements 

Increase in numbers due to cold front.

Weather Conditions 

Warm and windy.

Other Comments

Cold front has moved new birds into area. WDU's look good.

 

Deep Fork NWR- Zone 2:

Date 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Lake Elevation 

N/A

Habitat Conditions Status 

Not Good

Crop Types/Status, other food 

N/A

Ducks Numbers 

Low

Goose Numbers 

Low

Hunter Activity 

None

Bird Movements 

Wood Ducks are utilizing various areas of the Deep Fork River.

Weather Conditions 

More ducks moving into the area after each cold front.

Other Comments

Wetlands are currently dry throughout the refuge. Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge opens to duck hunting December 13, 2014 - January 25, 2014 on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays until 1:00 p.m. Consult 2014 Refuge hunt brochure for open hunting areas and regulations.

 

Eufaula- Zone 2:

Date 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Lake Elevation 

582.21

Habitat Conditions Status 

Not Good

Crop Types/Status, other food 

Very little farming in vicinity.

Ducks Numbers 

Low

Goose Numbers 

Low

Hunter Activity 

Low

Bird Movements 

Large goose migration over the last several days. Have received several reports of flights of various species of ducks observed over the weekend.

Weather Conditions 

Mostly clear, mild, windy

 

Ft. Gibson- Zone 2:

Date 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Lake Elevation 

556.33

Habitat Conditions Status 

Good

Crop Types/Status, other food 

Smartweed, Bidens, Millets

Ducks Numbers 

Low

Goose Numbers 

Low

Hunter Activity 

Moderate

Bird Movements 

New birds moving in ahead of strong cold front

Weather Conditions 

Clear, windy, 65

 

Hulah- Zone 2:

Date 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Lake Elevation 

734.5 Above normal

Habitat Conditions Status 

Good

Crop Types/Status, other food 

Harvested Soybeans and native foods good

Ducks Numbers 

Moderate

Goose Numbers 

Moderate

Hunter Activity 

Moderate

Bird Movements 

Increasing due to cold front.

Weather Conditions 

Warm and windy

Other Comments

Increased duck numbers due to cold front.

 

Kaw- Zone 2:

Date 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Lake Elevation 

1009.7

Habitat Conditions Status 

Fair

Crop Types/Status, other food 

Millet, Smartweed, Duck Potato on mudflats. Corn, Soybeans, and Wheat in surrounding ag fields

Ducks Numbers 

Moderate

Goose Numbers 

Low

Hunter Activity 

Moderate

Bird Movements 

Most birds are congregating over mudflats. Some birds can be found sheltering in coves around the lake

Weather Conditions 

Overcast. Low to moderate winds

Other Comments

Hunting pressure is high on weekends and moderate during the week. Species present include Teal, Gadwall, Mallards and Geese.

 

Keystone- Zone 2:

Date 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Lake Elevation 

721.74

Habitat Conditions Status 

Fair

Crop Types/Status, other food 

Soy Beans along the Arkansas River are not being utilized by waterfowl at this time.

Ducks Numbers 

Moderate

Goose Numbers 

Low

Hunter Activity 

Moderate

Bird Movements 

Very little bird movement in the area

Weather Conditions 

72 degrees South wind at 22mph

Other Comments

Low lake levels and warm temperatures have not been a good recipe for holding waterfowl on the lake. There is good to great food around the lake; however, lake levels need to reach 723.25 in order for waterfowl to begin taking advantage of this food. Cottonwood WDU has excellent food in the lowest four units and good food in the upper units, these six units are 100 % flooded. Ducks are using this area heavily, but are filling up and then loafing on the large, open body of water south of the units. The large slough at the end of Lagoon Creek to the North has also been holding a decent number of birds, but you need a small boat to access this area. Most of the other sloughs in the area are dry.

 

Oologah- Zone 2:

Date 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Lake Elevation 

638.84 (0.84' high)

Habitat Conditions Status 

Good

Crop Types/Status, other food 

Wheat, Milo good

Ducks Numbers 

Moderate

Goose Numbers 

Low

Hunter Activity 

Moderate

Bird Movements 

More birds coming in with each passing cold front

Weather Conditions 

Temp: lower 30's, overcast, strong NW wind

 

Sooner- Zone 2:

Date 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Lake Elevation 

1.5ft low

Habitat Conditions Status 

Good

Crop Types/Status, other food 

Milo and Beans mostly harvested, Wheat up and looking good

Ducks Numbers 

High

Goose Numbers 

Moderate

Hunter Activity 

Moderate

Bird Movements 

Birds moved in with front 11/11/14

Weather Conditions 

Overcast with high north wind

Other Comments

Mallards moved in.

 

Webbers Falls- Zone 2:

Date 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Lake/Area 

Webbers Falls

Lake Elevation 

489.96

Habitat Conditions Status 

Good

Crop Types/Status, other food 

Crops close to area, Smartweed, Millets

Ducks Numbers 

Low

Goose Numbers 

Low

Hunter Activity 

Moderate

Bird Movements 

New birds moving in ahead of strong cold front

Weather Conditions 

Clear, windy, 65

 

SOUTHEAST


 

Hugo- Zone 2:

Date 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Lake Elevation 

Normal

Habitat Conditions Status 

Fair

Crop Types/Status, other food 

Smartweed, Sedges

Ducks Numbers 

Low

Goose Numbers 

Low

Hunter Activity 

Moderate

Bird Movements 

Little noticed

Weather Conditions 

Temp 70 windy

 

Red Slough- Zone 2:

Date 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Lake Elevation 

Low. Units 21, 27A, 27b, & 38S with huntable water.

Habitat Conditions Status 

Good

Crop Types/Status, other food 

No planted crops. Plenty of wild forage.

Ducks Numbers 

Low

Goose Numbers 

Low

Hunter Activity 

Low

Bird Movements 

Fair movement over the past couple days.

Weather Conditions 

Warm, mostly clear. Windy.

Other Comments

Approximately 2000 ducks, mostly Gadwall and almost all inside the waterfowl rest area/refuge on reservoirs. A few Mallards starting to show up.

 

Sequoyah NWR- Zone 2:

Date 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Lake Elevation 

Stable

Habitat Conditions Status 

Good

Crop Types/Status, other food 

Managed wetland impoundments, harvested Soybeans, Winter Wheat, and un-harvested Corn

Ducks Numbers 

Low

Goose Numbers 

Low

Hunter Activity 

Moderate

Bird Movements 

Bird numbers are increasing rapidly

Weather Conditions 

Cold front setting in

 

Texoma- Zone 2:

Date 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Lake Elevation 

610.45

Habitat Conditions Status 

Fair

Crop Types/Status, other food 

Smart Weed - Spotty

Ducks Numbers 

Moderate

Goose Numbers 

Low

Hunter Activity 

Low

Bird Movements 

More arriving daily

Weather Conditions 

Cold, overcast