Waterfowl Reports

Southeast

Texoma
November 13, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation 618.4
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Smart Weed found along shoreline is areas around lake
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Fair as fronts move through
Weather Conditions 40F light winds
Eufaula
November 11, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation 588.14
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Very little farming in vicinity
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements No movement observed but strong front will likely move some birds.
Weather Conditions Drizzle, cold, strong north winds
October 28, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation 589.49
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Very little farming in vicinity
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Unknown
Bird Movements Some teal migration observed Saturday
Weather Conditions Cool, overcast, calm
Sequoyah
November 5, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation Majority of wetland units have water from early fall rains
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Abundant moist-soil vegetation (smartweed, sedges, grasses) and crop fields (mostly soybeans, some corn). Some soybean fields in Sandtown Bottom have been harvested.
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Mainly seeing birds in units and not as many on Kerr (latest survey was conducted on a refuge hunt day)
Weather Conditions Cool mornings and warmer afternoons.
October 29, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation Majority of wetland units have water
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Moist-soil vegetation (smartweed, sedges, grasses) and crop fields (mostly soybeans, some corn)
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements Birds moving in with the cold fronts and rain
Weather Conditions Cooler weather moving in, mostly cloudy days
Other Comments Saw plenty of ducks moving early in the week as rain and colder weather was moving through.
Red Slough
October 30, 2019
Zone 2 2
Elevation about normal for date 25% full about normal for date 25% full
Habitat Condition Status Good Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food panicum smartweed barnyard grass and sagittaria (38) panicum smartweed barnyard grass and sagittaria (38)
Ducks Numbers Low Low
Goose Numbers Low Low
Hunter Activity None None
Bird Movements decent bird movement with recent front decent bird movement with recent front
Weather Conditions 55 degrees rain 55 degrees rain
Hugo
October 30, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation 409.96
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food SMARTWEED!!!! Panicum and globe sedges
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements Some birds in with recent front
Weather Conditions 55 degrees rain
Other Comments Could be a fair opener with forecast for strong front near the opener

Northwest

Ft. Supply
November 13, 2019
Zone 1
Elevation 2004.5
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Winter wheat in fair to good condition
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Bird numbers increase with each cold front, but move on within a day or two after the front arrives.
Weather Conditions South winds 10-20, highs in the 40's and 50's lows in the 20's.
Other Comments Fort Supply Lake will be closed to Waterfowl and Crane hunting during the first nine days of deer gun season. (Closed November 23rd through December 1st)
October 30, 2019
Zone 1
Elevation 2004.5 (Normal Pool-2004.0)
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Local wheat is in fair to good condition.
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Bird movement has improved over the past week.
Weather Conditions Cold, highs in the 30's lows in the 20's
Salt Plains
October 30, 2019
Zone 1
Elevation 1125.7
Habitat Condition Status Excellent
Crop/Types/Status, other food wheat, milo, sesame
Ducks Numbers High
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity High
Bird Movements Ducks moving within units on refuge and off to waste grain fields
Weather Conditions Cold, cloudy
Drummond
October 28, 2019
Zone 1
Elevation NA
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Moist soil plants are in fair condition
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Very High
Bird Movements A lot of ducks and cranes and a few geese are moving through with recent cold fronts
Weather Conditions Highs in 40's, lows in upper 20's, north wind 10-20 mph, cloudy
Canton
October 28, 2019
Zone 1
Elevation 1616.0 (0.6 feet above normal)
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Wheat is planted and in good condition
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity High
Bird Movements A lot of ducks and cranes and a few geese moving with the recent cold fronts.
Weather Conditions HIgh 40's, lows in upper 20's, cloudy, north wind 10-20 mph
Other Comments All boat ramps are back open after summer flooding.

Southwest

Waurika
November 12, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation 1 foot below conservation pool
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food waterfowl foods on the lake are lacking. Winter wheat is fair
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements While ranked low, there were more waterfowl present than previous survey
Weather Conditions 30 degrees, sunny, light winds
Other Comments There was a controlled deer hunt on the WMA during the survey. The area was closed to all other hunting.
November 1, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation New conservation pool
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Winter wheat in good condition Wetland foods lacking
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements Now recent movements observed.
Weather Conditions 35 degrees clear
Hackberry Flat
November 12, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation Hackberry Flat Reservoir is approx 5 feet below normal pool
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food some moist soil,winter wheat, sunflowers
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Moderate
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Opening weekend pressure move most birds out of area, some mallard,pintail and Green-winged teal
Weather Conditions sunny,33 degrees,NW wind @3mph
Other Comments There are only 3 wetland units flooded at this time totaling about 130 acres.
October 28, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation Hackberry Flat Reservoir is approx 5 feet below normal pool
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food some moist soil,winter wheat, sunflowers
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Unknown
Bird Movements Good movement since last frontal passage
Weather Conditions Overcast, NE wind @ 13, 45 degrees
Other Comments There are only (3) wetland units flooded at this time that total approximately 130-140 acres. Brood unit, Red Head unit and Wood Duck unit. Substantial rainfall is needed to flood additional wetland units.
Tom Steed
November 12, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation 1409
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Winter wheat
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Increasing with each cold front
Weather Conditions 25 degree’s sunny north winds
Other Comments 4 wet land units flooded
October 28, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation 1409
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food winter wheat, native vegetation
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements numbers increasing with cold fronts
Weather Conditions 41 degrees with North winds at 10 mph, cloudy
Other Comments 2 wetland units flooded
Ft. Cobb
November 8, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation 1342.26
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Fair winter wheat, corn and peanuts harvested
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Moderate
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Ducks & geese using coves on lake. Geese using wheat fields around lake
Weather Conditions 41° F, cloudy, light north wind
Other Comments Walnut Slough WDU ~50% flooded
October 28, 2019
Zone 1
Elevation 1342.18
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Fair winter wheat, corn and peanuts being harvested
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements Very little
Weather Conditions 41° F, cloudy, light north wind

Northeast

Kaw
November 12, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation 1011.72
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food some wheat fields planted on Beaver Creek Arm, some cut beans fields on Arkansas Arm
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements birds moving to and from the lake in mornings and evenings in low numbers
Weather Conditions cold and sunny
Other Comments wood ducks are routinely observed using creeks scattered throughout the WMA.
Oologah
November 12, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation 640.62, 2.62' above normal
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food None- Extensive flooding (about 100 days) through most of the growing season, and at a height of 20+' has pretty much eliminated any native food sources around the lake.
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Moderate
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Looks like fair numbers of birds came in with the cold front, but only a few seem to be hanging around the lake
Weather Conditions 12F low, light south wind (3 mph), clear
Other Comments WDUs and most small ponds showing a thin skim of ice, lake edges are all bare mud flats.
October 31, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation 640.1, 2.05' above normal.
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food None- Extensive flooding (about 100 days) through most of the growing season, and at a height of 20+' has pretty much eliminated any native food sources around the lake.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements Haven't seen any birds yet, maybe some will come in with this recent cold front.
Weather Conditions 31F, light wind, clear skies.
Hulah
November 12, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation 733.48 above normal .48 inches
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food Due to summer floods, native foods and summer crops are poor
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Birds have been seen on area ponds and main body of lake
Weather Conditions sunny and cold temperature 22 degrees
Other Comments Birds have been seen on area and private land ponds and on main body of the lake.
October 28, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation 734.11 Normal Pool is 733.00
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food Native
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements Low
Weather Conditions 45 F Overcast
Other Comments Due to the extent and duration of the Spring and Summer flooding, habitat conditions around the lake and WDU are in poor condition.
Copan
November 12, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation 710.48 above normal .48 inches
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food Due to summer floods, native foods and summer crops are poor
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Birds have been seen on area ponds and main body of lake
Weather Conditions sunny and cold temperature 22 degrees
Other Comments Birds have been seen on area and private land ponds and on main body of the lake.
October 28, 2019
Zone 2 2
Elevation 710.40 Normal Pool is 710.00 710.40 Normal Pool is 710.00
Habitat Condition Status Poor Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food Native Native
Ducks Numbers Low Low
Goose Numbers Low Low
Hunter Activity None None
Bird Movements Low Low
Weather Conditions 45 F Overcast 45 F Overcast
Other Comments Due to the extent and duration of the Spring and Summer flooding, habitat conditions around the lake and WDUs are in poor condition. Due to the extent and duration of the Spring and Summer flooding, habitat conditions around the lake and WDUs are in poor condition.
Sooner
October 29, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation Above average
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food Some winter wheat available away from the lake.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements Not much movement yet. There were a fair number of Redheads Oct. 22.
Weather Conditions 44 degrees, North wind @ 10-12 mph, partly cloudy.
Other Comments Observed several thousand Bonaparte's Gulls, and 3 immature Bald eagles.
Webbers Falls
October 28, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation 0.3 ft above top of pool (normal)
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Few fields planted due to wet summer and floods
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements Increasing
Weather Conditions Approaching colds fronts, rainy and overcast
Fort Gibson
October 28, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation +8.5
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Flooded timber and fields. Wet summer prevented usual planting in many areas.
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Moderate
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements Increasing
Weather Conditions Approaching cool fronts, rainy and overcast
Keystone
October 24, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation above normal
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food None due to record flooding
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements Very little bird movement over the past few weeks
Weather Conditions 50* N@12mph cloudy
Other Comments All wetland units are full from record flooding throughout the summer. Habitat conditions are very poor due to this flooding preventing any food from growing. Cottonwood Creek WDU has significant siltation in portions of several units, please use caution when wading through these areas.
Texoma
November 13, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation 618.4
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Smart Weed found along shoreline is areas around lake
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Fair as fronts move through
Weather Conditions 40F light winds
Eufaula
November 11, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation 588.14
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Very little farming in vicinity
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements No movement observed but strong front will likely move some birds.
Weather Conditions Drizzle, cold, strong north winds
October 28, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation 589.49
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Very little farming in vicinity
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Unknown
Bird Movements Some teal migration observed Saturday
Weather Conditions Cool, overcast, calm
Sequoyah
November 5, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation Majority of wetland units have water from early fall rains
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Abundant moist-soil vegetation (smartweed, sedges, grasses) and crop fields (mostly soybeans, some corn). Some soybean fields in Sandtown Bottom have been harvested.
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Mainly seeing birds in units and not as many on Kerr (latest survey was conducted on a refuge hunt day)
Weather Conditions Cool mornings and warmer afternoons.
October 29, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation Majority of wetland units have water
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Moist-soil vegetation (smartweed, sedges, grasses) and crop fields (mostly soybeans, some corn)
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements Birds moving in with the cold fronts and rain
Weather Conditions Cooler weather moving in, mostly cloudy days
Other Comments Saw plenty of ducks moving early in the week as rain and colder weather was moving through.
Red Slough
October 30, 2019
Zone 2 2
Elevation about normal for date 25% full about normal for date 25% full
Habitat Condition Status Good Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food panicum smartweed barnyard grass and sagittaria (38) panicum smartweed barnyard grass and sagittaria (38)
Ducks Numbers Low Low
Goose Numbers Low Low
Hunter Activity None None
Bird Movements decent bird movement with recent front decent bird movement with recent front
Weather Conditions 55 degrees rain 55 degrees rain
Hugo
October 30, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation 409.96
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food SMARTWEED!!!! Panicum and globe sedges
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements Some birds in with recent front
Weather Conditions 55 degrees rain
Other Comments Could be a fair opener with forecast for strong front near the opener
Waurika
November 12, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation 1 foot below conservation pool
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food waterfowl foods on the lake are lacking. Winter wheat is fair
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements While ranked low, there were more waterfowl present than previous survey
Weather Conditions 30 degrees, sunny, light winds
Other Comments There was a controlled deer hunt on the WMA during the survey. The area was closed to all other hunting.
November 1, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation New conservation pool
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Winter wheat in good condition Wetland foods lacking
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements Now recent movements observed.
Weather Conditions 35 degrees clear
Hackberry Flat
November 12, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation Hackberry Flat Reservoir is approx 5 feet below normal pool
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food some moist soil,winter wheat, sunflowers
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Moderate
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Opening weekend pressure move most birds out of area, some mallard,pintail and Green-winged teal
Weather Conditions sunny,33 degrees,NW wind @3mph
Other Comments There are only 3 wetland units flooded at this time totaling about 130 acres.
October 28, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation Hackberry Flat Reservoir is approx 5 feet below normal pool
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food some moist soil,winter wheat, sunflowers
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Unknown
Bird Movements Good movement since last frontal passage
Weather Conditions Overcast, NE wind @ 13, 45 degrees
Other Comments There are only (3) wetland units flooded at this time that total approximately 130-140 acres. Brood unit, Red Head unit and Wood Duck unit. Substantial rainfall is needed to flood additional wetland units.
Tom Steed
November 12, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation 1409
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Winter wheat
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Increasing with each cold front
Weather Conditions 25 degree’s sunny north winds
Other Comments 4 wet land units flooded
October 28, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation 1409
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food winter wheat, native vegetation
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements numbers increasing with cold fronts
Weather Conditions 41 degrees with North winds at 10 mph, cloudy
Other Comments 2 wetland units flooded
Ft. Cobb
November 8, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation 1342.26
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Fair winter wheat, corn and peanuts harvested
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Moderate
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Ducks & geese using coves on lake. Geese using wheat fields around lake
Weather Conditions 41° F, cloudy, light north wind
Other Comments Walnut Slough WDU ~50% flooded
October 28, 2019
Zone 1
Elevation 1342.18
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Fair winter wheat, corn and peanuts being harvested
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements Very little
Weather Conditions 41° F, cloudy, light north wind
Kaw
November 12, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation 1011.72
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food some wheat fields planted on Beaver Creek Arm, some cut beans fields on Arkansas Arm
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements birds moving to and from the lake in mornings and evenings in low numbers
Weather Conditions cold and sunny
Other Comments wood ducks are routinely observed using creeks scattered throughout the WMA.
Oologah
November 12, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation 640.62, 2.62' above normal
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food None- Extensive flooding (about 100 days) through most of the growing season, and at a height of 20+' has pretty much eliminated any native food sources around the lake.
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Moderate
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Looks like fair numbers of birds came in with the cold front, but only a few seem to be hanging around the lake
Weather Conditions 12F low, light south wind (3 mph), clear
Other Comments WDUs and most small ponds showing a thin skim of ice, lake edges are all bare mud flats.
October 31, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation 640.1, 2.05' above normal.
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food None- Extensive flooding (about 100 days) through most of the growing season, and at a height of 20+' has pretty much eliminated any native food sources around the lake.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements Haven't seen any birds yet, maybe some will come in with this recent cold front.
Weather Conditions 31F, light wind, clear skies.
Hulah
November 12, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation 733.48 above normal .48 inches
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food Due to summer floods, native foods and summer crops are poor
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Birds have been seen on area ponds and main body of lake
Weather Conditions sunny and cold temperature 22 degrees
Other Comments Birds have been seen on area and private land ponds and on main body of the lake.
October 28, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation 734.11 Normal Pool is 733.00
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food Native
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements Low
Weather Conditions 45 F Overcast
Other Comments Due to the extent and duration of the Spring and Summer flooding, habitat conditions around the lake and WDU are in poor condition.
Copan
November 12, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation 710.48 above normal .48 inches
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food Due to summer floods, native foods and summer crops are poor
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Birds have been seen on area ponds and main body of lake
Weather Conditions sunny and cold temperature 22 degrees
Other Comments Birds have been seen on area and private land ponds and on main body of the lake.
October 28, 2019
Zone 2 2
Elevation 710.40 Normal Pool is 710.00 710.40 Normal Pool is 710.00
Habitat Condition Status Poor Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food Native Native
Ducks Numbers Low Low
Goose Numbers Low Low
Hunter Activity None None
Bird Movements Low Low
Weather Conditions 45 F Overcast 45 F Overcast
Other Comments Due to the extent and duration of the Spring and Summer flooding, habitat conditions around the lake and WDUs are in poor condition. Due to the extent and duration of the Spring and Summer flooding, habitat conditions around the lake and WDUs are in poor condition.
Sooner
October 29, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation Above average
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food Some winter wheat available away from the lake.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements Not much movement yet. There were a fair number of Redheads Oct. 22.
Weather Conditions 44 degrees, North wind @ 10-12 mph, partly cloudy.
Other Comments Observed several thousand Bonaparte's Gulls, and 3 immature Bald eagles.
Webbers Falls
October 28, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation 0.3 ft above top of pool (normal)
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Few fields planted due to wet summer and floods
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements Increasing
Weather Conditions Approaching colds fronts, rainy and overcast
Fort Gibson
October 28, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation +8.5
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Flooded timber and fields. Wet summer prevented usual planting in many areas.
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Moderate
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements Increasing
Weather Conditions Approaching cool fronts, rainy and overcast
Keystone
October 24, 2019
Zone 2
Elevation above normal
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food None due to record flooding
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements Very little bird movement over the past few weeks
Weather Conditions 50* N@12mph cloudy
Other Comments All wetland units are full from record flooding throughout the summer. Habitat conditions are very poor due to this flooding preventing any food from growing. Cottonwood Creek WDU has significant siltation in portions of several units, please use caution when wading through these areas.
Ft. Supply
November 13, 2019
Zone 1
Elevation 2004.5
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Winter wheat in fair to good condition
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Bird numbers increase with each cold front, but move on within a day or two after the front arrives.
Weather Conditions South winds 10-20, highs in the 40's and 50's lows in the 20's.
Other Comments Fort Supply Lake will be closed to Waterfowl and Crane hunting during the first nine days of deer gun season. (Closed November 23rd through December 1st)
October 30, 2019
Zone 1
Elevation 2004.5 (Normal Pool-2004.0)
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Local wheat is in fair to good condition.
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Bird movement has improved over the past week.
Weather Conditions Cold, highs in the 30's lows in the 20's
Salt Plains
October 30, 2019
Zone 1
Elevation 1125.7
Habitat Condition Status Excellent
Crop/Types/Status, other food wheat, milo, sesame
Ducks Numbers High
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity High
Bird Movements Ducks moving within units on refuge and off to waste grain fields
Weather Conditions Cold, cloudy
Drummond
October 28, 2019
Zone 1
Elevation NA
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Moist soil plants are in fair condition
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Very High
Bird Movements A lot of ducks and cranes and a few geese are moving through with recent cold fronts
Weather Conditions Highs in 40's, lows in upper 20's, north wind 10-20 mph, cloudy
Canton
October 28, 2019
Zone 1
Elevation 1616.0 (0.6 feet above normal)
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Wheat is planted and in good condition
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity High
Bird Movements A lot of ducks and cranes and a few geese moving with the recent cold fronts.
Weather Conditions HIgh 40's, lows in upper 20's, cloudy, north wind 10-20 mph
Other Comments All boat ramps are back open after summer flooding.