Waterfowl Reports

Southwest

Hackberry Flat
January 28, 2020
Zone 2
Elevation Hackberry Flat Reservoir is approx 5.5 feet below normal pool
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food very little
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements Most waterfowl left reservoir 2 weeks ago
Weather Conditions 52 degrees, NE wind @ 9, overcast, light rain
January 8, 2020
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 Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements Goose numbers have decreased since last survey
Weather Conditions 41 degrees,sunny, South Wind @ 9 mph
Other Comments Very dry ,very poor habitat conditions, less than 100 acres of water in wetland units.
Ft. Cobb
January 27, 2020
Zone 2
Elevation 1342.38
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Fair winter wheat
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Moderate
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Ducks & geese using coves on lake. Geese using wheat fields around lake
Weather Conditions 65°F, clear, light wind
Other Comments Good number of snow geese
Tom Steed
January 27, 2020
Zone 2
Elevation 1409
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food winter wheat
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements not much movement
Weather Conditions Sunny, 60 degrees, south winds 10 mph
January 13, 2020
Zone 2
Elevation 1407
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food winter wheat
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements not much movement
Weather Conditions Sunny, 60 degrees, south winds 10 mph
Other Comments 8 wetland units flooded
Waurika
January 11, 2020
Zone 2
Elevation 1.3' below conservation pool
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food Waterfowl foods on the lake are lacking. Winter wheat is good
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Unknown
Bird Movements Waterfowl numbers are the lowest of the season.
Weather Conditions 60 degrees, windy

Southeast

Eufaula
January 27, 2020
Zone 2
Elevation 587.68
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Very little farming in vicinity
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Unknown
Bird Movements None observed
Weather Conditions Cool, calm, foggy
January 13, 2020
Zone 2
Elevation 588.30
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 Cool, clear, breezy
Sequoyah
January 24, 2020
Zone 2
Elevation Majority of wetland units have water from rains
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Wheat starting to pop up in Webber Bottoms
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Moderate
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Birds moved with the cold front
Weather Conditions Mild afternoons and cold mornings, mostly cloudy days
January 9, 2020
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 have been harvested
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Slow with Northern states not getting much cold weather
Weather Conditions Mild days, but a cold front coming in this weekend.
Other Comments Crop resources are limited due to the flood damage in May.
Red Slough
January 14, 2020
Zone 2
Elevation Finally approaching full in some units
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Invertebrates panicum
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Poor movement even with cold front and rain
Weather Conditions 55 overcast
Other Comments Very low numbers for mid January when conditions were good and wetlands approached full levels
Hugo
January 14, 2020
Zone 2
Elevation 412.50
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food SMARTWEED!!!! Panicum and globe sedges
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Poor movement even with cold front and rain
Weather Conditions 55 overcast
Other Comments Saw less than 50 ducks on the entire lake . I've never seen so few ducks in mid January when conditions were good and water levels optimum
Texoma
January 13, 2020
Zone 2
Elevation 619.1
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Smart Weed on upper levels of shore line
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Fair as fronts move through
Weather Conditions 40F light winds

Northeast

Oologah
January 27, 2020
Zone 2
Elevation 643.25 (5.25' above normal)
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food no available crops due to flooding, little to no native foods immediately around the lake.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Moderate
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Birds seem to be moving with the cold fronts, hopefully the incoming cold front this week will bring more birds
Weather Conditions 50F, clear, calm
January 8, 2020
Zone 2
Elevation 638.75' (0.75' above normal)
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food no available crops due to flooding, little to no native foods immediately around the lake.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Birds seem to be moving with the cold fronts, hopefully the incoming cold front this week will bring more birds
Weather Conditions 40F, wind south @ 10 mph, clear
Keystone
January 14, 2020
Zone 2
Elevation Above Normal
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food No crops were planted due to flooding
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements There has been very little movement of new birds last few weeks
Weather Conditions 58* SE @ 9 mph Cloudy
Other Comments Very poor habitat around the lake along with mild overall temperatures have not been a recipe for great duck hunts around Keystone Lake this year. This continues to be the trend with around 150-300 ducks utilizing Cottonwood Creek WDU, all of which have been heavily hunted. Hunters have been able to shoot a few ducks when hunting sloughs along the Arkansas and Cimarron Rivers.
Sooner
January 14, 2020
Zone 2
Elevation Ave.
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food poor, some winter wheat in area
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Little bird movement
Weather Conditions 50 degrees, mild wind, partly sunny
Other Comments Good numbers of Goldeneye ducks on the lake. Observed 6 bald eagles.
Hulah
January 14, 2020
Zone 2
Elevation above normal 1.0 feet
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food native foods are in poor shape, no agriculture around lake
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Did not see any birds on this survey
Weather Conditions sunny and cool, 38 degrees
Other Comments No Birds seen.
Copan
January 14, 2020
Zone 2
Elevation above normal 1.0 feet
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food native foods are in poor shape, no agriculture around lake
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Did not see any birds on this survey
Weather Conditions sunny and cool, 38 degrees
Other Comments No Birds seen.

Northwest

Canton
January 27, 2020
Zone 1 1
Elevation NA 1615 (0.2 feet above normal)
Habitat Condition Status Fair Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Moist soil vegetation is fair, wheat is fair Winter wheat is in fair condition
Ducks Numbers Low Low
Goose Numbers Low Low
Hunter Activity Unknown Unknown
Bird Movements slow Slow
Weather Conditions Highs in 50s, lows in 30s, clear HIghs in 50s, lows in 30s, clear
January 13, 2020
Zone 1
Elevation 1615.6 (0.2 feet above normal)
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Wheat is in fair condition
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements slow
Weather Conditions Highs in 50s, lows in 30s, clear
Drummond
January 13, 2020
Zone 1
Elevation NA
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Moist soil vegetation is in fair condition
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements slow
Weather Conditions Highs in 50's, Lows in 30's, clear
Ft. Supply
January 9, 2020
Zone 1
Elevation 2004.9 (Normal Pool 2004.00)
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food Local wheat fields range from fair to poor condition.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Very little bird movement over the past couple of weeks.
Weather Conditions Warm and windy.
Eufaula
January 27, 2020
Zone 2
Elevation 587.68
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Very little farming in vicinity
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Unknown
Bird Movements None observed
Weather Conditions Cool, calm, foggy
January 13, 2020
Zone 2
Elevation 588.30
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 Cool, clear, breezy
Sequoyah
January 24, 2020
Zone 2
Elevation Majority of wetland units have water from rains
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Wheat starting to pop up in Webber Bottoms
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Moderate
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Birds moved with the cold front
Weather Conditions Mild afternoons and cold mornings, mostly cloudy days
January 9, 2020
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 have been harvested
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Slow with Northern states not getting much cold weather
Weather Conditions Mild days, but a cold front coming in this weekend.
Other Comments Crop resources are limited due to the flood damage in May.
Red Slough
January 14, 2020
Zone 2
Elevation Finally approaching full in some units
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Invertebrates panicum
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Poor movement even with cold front and rain
Weather Conditions 55 overcast
Other Comments Very low numbers for mid January when conditions were good and wetlands approached full levels
Hugo
January 14, 2020
Zone 2
Elevation 412.50
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food SMARTWEED!!!! Panicum and globe sedges
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Poor movement even with cold front and rain
Weather Conditions 55 overcast
Other Comments Saw less than 50 ducks on the entire lake . I've never seen so few ducks in mid January when conditions were good and water levels optimum
Texoma
January 13, 2020
Zone 2
Elevation 619.1
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Smart Weed on upper levels of shore line
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Fair as fronts move through
Weather Conditions 40F light winds
Hackberry Flat
January 28, 2020
Zone 2
Elevation Hackberry Flat Reservoir is approx 5.5 feet below normal pool
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food very little
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements Most waterfowl left reservoir 2 weeks ago
Weather Conditions 52 degrees, NE wind @ 9, overcast, light rain
January 8, 2020
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 Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements Goose numbers have decreased since last survey
Weather Conditions 41 degrees,sunny, South Wind @ 9 mph
Other Comments Very dry ,very poor habitat conditions, less than 100 acres of water in wetland units.
Ft. Cobb
January 27, 2020
Zone 2
Elevation 1342.38
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Fair winter wheat
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Moderate
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Ducks & geese using coves on lake. Geese using wheat fields around lake
Weather Conditions 65°F, clear, light wind
Other Comments Good number of snow geese
Tom Steed
January 27, 2020
Zone 2
Elevation 1409
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food winter wheat
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements not much movement
Weather Conditions Sunny, 60 degrees, south winds 10 mph
January 13, 2020
Zone 2
Elevation 1407
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food winter wheat
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements not much movement
Weather Conditions Sunny, 60 degrees, south winds 10 mph
Other Comments 8 wetland units flooded
Waurika
January 11, 2020
Zone 2
Elevation 1.3' below conservation pool
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food Waterfowl foods on the lake are lacking. Winter wheat is good
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Unknown
Bird Movements Waterfowl numbers are the lowest of the season.
Weather Conditions 60 degrees, windy
Oologah
January 27, 2020
Zone 2
Elevation 643.25 (5.25' above normal)
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food no available crops due to flooding, little to no native foods immediately around the lake.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Moderate
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Birds seem to be moving with the cold fronts, hopefully the incoming cold front this week will bring more birds
Weather Conditions 50F, clear, calm
January 8, 2020
Zone 2
Elevation 638.75' (0.75' above normal)
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food no available crops due to flooding, little to no native foods immediately around the lake.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Birds seem to be moving with the cold fronts, hopefully the incoming cold front this week will bring more birds
Weather Conditions 40F, wind south @ 10 mph, clear
Keystone
January 14, 2020
Zone 2
Elevation Above Normal
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food No crops were planted due to flooding
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements There has been very little movement of new birds last few weeks
Weather Conditions 58* SE @ 9 mph Cloudy
Other Comments Very poor habitat around the lake along with mild overall temperatures have not been a recipe for great duck hunts around Keystone Lake this year. This continues to be the trend with around 150-300 ducks utilizing Cottonwood Creek WDU, all of which have been heavily hunted. Hunters have been able to shoot a few ducks when hunting sloughs along the Arkansas and Cimarron Rivers.
Sooner
January 14, 2020
Zone 2
Elevation Ave.
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food poor, some winter wheat in area
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Little bird movement
Weather Conditions 50 degrees, mild wind, partly sunny
Other Comments Good numbers of Goldeneye ducks on the lake. Observed 6 bald eagles.
Hulah
January 14, 2020
Zone 2
Elevation above normal 1.0 feet
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food native foods are in poor shape, no agriculture around lake
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Did not see any birds on this survey
Weather Conditions sunny and cool, 38 degrees
Other Comments No Birds seen.
Copan
January 14, 2020
Zone 2
Elevation above normal 1.0 feet
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food native foods are in poor shape, no agriculture around lake
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Did not see any birds on this survey
Weather Conditions sunny and cool, 38 degrees
Other Comments No Birds seen.
Canton
January 27, 2020
Zone 1 1
Elevation NA 1615 (0.2 feet above normal)
Habitat Condition Status Fair Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Moist soil vegetation is fair, wheat is fair Winter wheat is in fair condition
Ducks Numbers Low Low
Goose Numbers Low Low
Hunter Activity Unknown Unknown
Bird Movements slow Slow
Weather Conditions Highs in 50s, lows in 30s, clear HIghs in 50s, lows in 30s, clear
January 13, 2020
Zone 1
Elevation 1615.6 (0.2 feet above normal)
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Wheat is in fair condition
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements slow
Weather Conditions Highs in 50s, lows in 30s, clear
Drummond
January 13, 2020
Zone 1
Elevation NA
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Moist soil vegetation is in fair condition
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements slow
Weather Conditions Highs in 50's, Lows in 30's, clear
Ft. Supply
January 9, 2020
Zone 1
Elevation 2004.9 (Normal Pool 2004.00)
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food Local wheat fields range from fair to poor condition.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Very little bird movement over the past couple of weeks.
Weather Conditions Warm and windy.