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Waterfowl Report for February 3, 2016
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NORTHWEST
Canton-Zone 1:
Date 
Wednesday, February 3, 2016.
Lake Elevation 
1613.9 (1.5 feet below normal)
Habitat Conditions Status 
Fair
Crop Types/Status, other food 
Winter wheat on private land is in fair condition.
Ducks Numbers 
Season closed.
Goose Numbers 
Low
Hunter Activity 
Low
Bird Movements 
Slow
Weather Conditions 
Highs in 40s, Lows in 20s, clear
 
Ft. Supply- Zone 1:
Date 
Monday, February 1, 2016.
Lake Elevation 
2004.26 (2004.00 Normal)
Habitat Conditions Status 
Fair
Crop Types/Status, other food 
Local wheat is in fair condition.
Ducks Numbers 
Season closed.
Goose Numbers 
Low
Hunter Activity 
Unknown
Bird Movements 
Bird movement has been low.
Weather Conditions 
Conditions have been warm, windy, and dry, the forecast is for more seasonable weather by the weekend.
Other Comments
Duck season is closed; area goose numbers have been decreasing over the past week.
 
SOUTHWEST
Ft. Cobb- Zone 2:
Date 
Monday, February 1, 2016.
Lake Elevation 
1342.33
Habitat Conditions Status 
Fair
Crop Types/Status, other food 
Fair winter wheat.
Ducks Numbers 
Season closed.
Goose Numbers 
Low
Hunter Activity 
Low
Bird Movements 
Geese using wheat fields around the lake.
Weather Conditions 
50* F, clear, light wind.
 
Hackberry- Zone 2:
Date 
Monday, February 1, 2016.
Lake Elevation 
4 feet below conservation pool.
Habitat Conditions Status 
Good
Crop Types/Status, other food 
Moist soil, winter wheat.
Ducks Numbers 
Season closed.
Goose Numbers 
Low
Hunter Activity 
Low
Bird Movements 
Lost some ducks and a good portion of geese early last week.
Weather Conditions 
Sunny 40 degrees, SE at 12mph.
 
Mt. Park- Zone 2:
Date 
Monday, February 1, 2016.
Lake Elevation 
1411.10. .10 above normal.
Habitat Conditions Status 
Fair
Crop Types/Status, other food 
Winter wheat on WMA.
Ducks Numbers 
Season closed.
Goose Numbers 
Low
Hunter Activity 
Moderate
Bird Movements 
Observed a large number of birds last Friday using the northwest side of lake.
Weather Conditions 
60 degrees and south wind 10 to 20.
Other Comments
Small numbers of geese using the WDU units and southwest fields on WMA. Bald eagle also observed in the southwest portion of lake.
 
 
 
Waurika- Zone 2:
Date 
Monday, February 1, 2016.
Lake Elevation 
951.48
Habitat Conditions Status 
Fair
Crop Types/Status, other food 
Fair winter wheat.
Ducks Numbers 
Season closed.
Goose Numbers 
Low
Hunter Activity 
Low
Bird Movements 
Geese using wheat fields around lake.
Weather Conditions 
57* F, clear, windy.
 
NORTHEAST
Copan- Zone 2:
Date 
Tuesday, February 2, 2016.
Lake Elevation 
710.49 above normal .49 feet
Habitat Conditions Status 
Good
Crop Types/Status, other food 
Harvested soybeans native food good.
Ducks Numbers 
Season closed.
Goose Numbers 
Low
Hunter Activity 
Very High.
Bird Movements 
Most of the birds where seen on the WDU
Weather Conditions 
Sunny and windy.
 
Eufaula- Zone 2:
Date 
Tuesday, February 2, 2016.
Lake Elevation 
586.0
Habitat Conditions Status 
Fair
Crop Types/Status, other food 
Very little farming in vicinity.
Ducks Numbers 
Season closed.
Goose Numbers 
Low
Hunter Activity 
Unknown
Bird Movements 
None observed.
Weather Conditions 
Mild, very windy.
 
Ft. Gibson- Zone 2:
Date 
Monday, February 1, 2016.
Lake Elevation 
559.95
Habitat Conditions Status 
Fair
Crop Types/Status, other food 
Ag crops in the area.
Ducks Numbers 
Season closed.
Goose Numbers 
Low
Hunter Activity 
Low
Bird Movements 
Slow
Weather Conditions 
53 Partly cloudy.
 
Hulah- Zone 2:
Date 
Tuesday, February 2, 2016.
Lake Elevation 
734.03 above normal 1.03 feet.
Habitat Conditions Status 
Not Good.
Crop Types/Status, other food 
Harvested soybean and wheat.
Ducks Numbers 
Season closed.
Goose Numbers 
Low
Hunter Activity 
High
Bird Movements 
Most of the birds were seen on main body of the lake.
Weather Conditions 
Sunny and windy.
 
 
Keystone- Zone 2:
Date 
Wednesday, February 3, 2016.
Lake Elevation 
725.2
Habitat Conditions Status 
Fair
Crop Types/Status, other food 
None
Ducks Numbers 
Season closed.
Goose Numbers 
Low
Hunter Activity 
Low
Bird Movements 
Very little movement.
Weather Conditions 
37* NW@7 partly cloudy.
Other Comments
There are very few geese in the area. Some larger concentrations have been seen in the Cleveland area, but hunters need to check regulations before going out to make sure they are hunting in an area open to shotguns.
 
Oologah- Zone 2:
Date 
Wednesday, February 3, 2016.
Lake Elevation 
638.48 (0.48 foot high).
Habitat Conditions Status 
Fair
Crop Types/Status, other food 
No crops, native foods fair.
Ducks Numbers 
Season closed.
Goose Numbers 
Low
Hunter Activity 
None
Bird Movements 
Usually moving in with passing cold fronts.
Weather Conditions 
Lows in the mid-30's, wind 8-10 N-NW, overcast.
 
Sooner- Zone 2:
Date 
Monday, February 1, 2016.
Lake Elevation 
Ave.
Habitat Conditions Status 
Fair
Crop Types/Status, other food 
Winter wheat fair to poor.
Ducks Numbers 
Season closed.
Goose Numbers 
Low
Hunter Activity 
Moderate
Bird Movements 
Not much bird movement.
Weather Conditions 
E wind 10-15 mph, 45 degrees, mostly sunny.
Other Comments
Observed geese (Canada, Snows, White-fronted geese) in fair numbers around the Billings and Garber area which is approx. 25 West of Sooner Lake.
 
Webbers Falls- Zone 2:
Date 
Monday, February 1, 2016.
Lake Elevation 
489.67
Habitat Conditions Status 
Fair
Crop Types/Status, other food 
Ag crops in the area.
Ducks Numbers 
Season closed.
Goose Numbers 
Low
Hunter Activity 
Low
Bird Movements 
Slow
Weather Conditions 
53 Partly Cloudy.
 
SOUTHEAST
Hugo- Zone 2:
Date 
Tuesday, February 2, 2016.
Lake Elevation 
Normal
Habitat Conditions Status 
Not good.
Crop Types/Status, other food 
Native
Ducks Numbers 
Season closed.
Goose Numbers 
Low
Hunter Activity 
None
Bird Movements 
None
Weather Conditions 
Clear and warm.
Other Comments
Lake back to normal, food poor due to flood event, about 500 snow geese on lake.