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    BOB BROWN CONSERVATION AREA: On 10/29/18, a total of 10,250 ducks were observed. This was made up of 710 Gadwalls, 2300 Mallards, 4900 Pintails, 2070 Teal, 150 Wigeon and other assorted species.

    FOUR RIVERS CONSERVATION AREA: On 10/29/18, a total of 17,940 ducks were observed. This included 2800 Gadwalls, 4100 Mallards, 6450 Mixed dabblers, 2605 Pintails, and other assortment of species.

    NODAWAY VALLEY CONSERVATION AREA: On 10/29/18, a total of 12,210 ducks were observed, including 1920 Gadwalls, 5580 Mallards, 600 Mixed dabblers, 2680 Pintails, and 1430 Teal.

    GRAND PASS CONSERVATION AREA: On 10/29/18, a total of 65,400 ducks were observed, including 15600 Gadwalls, 25200 Mallards, 1000 Mixed dabblers, 1000 Mixed divers, 18400 Pintails, and 4200 Teal.

    FOUNTAIN GROVE CONSERVATION AREA: On 10/29/18, a total of 33,450 ducks were observed. This was made up of 1500 Gadwalls, 15000 Mallards, 750 Mixed dabblers, 500 Mixed divers, 7500 Pintails, 500 Ring-Necked ducks, 2500 Shovelers, 5000 Teal, and 200 Wigeon.

    MONTROSE CONSERVATION AREA: On 10/29/18, a total of roughly 2300 ducks was observed made up mostly of mixed dabblers.

    LOESS BLUFFS CONSERVATION AREA: On 10/29/2018, a total of 23,310 ducks were observed along with 9,443 geese. A good mix of Gadwalls, Mallards, Green-Winged Teal, and Pintails were present.

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    CHEYENNE BOTTOMS: Pike Lot in 3B has a lot of water on it, and is closed. Use foot crossings throughout the area unless you like filled waders. 40,000-50,000 ducks. Currently there are a good mix of shovelers, teal, pintails, gadwall, wigeon, and a lot of divers. A few mallards are starting to show up. Goose numbers have increased, around 20,000-30,000, mostly whitefronts and a few Canadas and snows. For the period of 10/29-11/2, hunters have averaged 2.94 ducks per hunter. Hunters are required to use the electronic Daily Hunt Permit system.

    MARAIS DES CYGNES: 20,000 ducks. Mostly early migrants (pintail, gadwall, shoveller, teal), but perhaps 30% mallards. Teal Season: 666 teal / 341 hunters = 2.0 teal/hunter. All hunters must check-in daily using iSportsman electronic check-in from a PC, smartphone, or by phone before hunting and check out at the end of the hunt regardless of harvest

    NEOSHO: 20,000 ducks; mainly Mallards and Teal. Good numbers of Gadwall, Pintail, and Wigeon. 100 Canada Geese, 350 White-fronted Geese. iSportsman (electronic daily hunt permit system) is required for all hunters. There is now a zero tolerance policy on failure to comply with iSportsman and check station requirements.

    PERRY: A waterfowl survey was conducted on 10/24/18 and approximately 6,500 ducks were observed around the area. A wide variety of species were present including Gadwalls, Northern Shovelers, Wood Ducks, Teal, Mallards, and a few diving ducks. Use caution when accessing Kyle Marsh’s west unit as water levels are still above normal and some areas are unable to be accessed by walk in hunters. Both East and West Kyle are full and boat access is available. They will continue to draw any units down that are above normal pool to get them down to a more desirable level. They are also pumping, and will continue to pump all week into West River and Northwest Marsh. iSportsman (electronic daily hunt permit system) is required for all hunters. There is now a zero tolerance policy on failure to comply with iSportsman and check station requirements.


    TUTTLE CREEK: On 10/24/18, 30,000 ducks and 200 Canada Geese were observed in the area. Hunting conditions are good but there is a lot of deep water so be careful. A permit/survey is required to hunt the Tuttle Creek Wildlife Area.

    MILFORD: On 11/1/2018, 450 ducks were observed in the area. Expected hunting success considered poor. There have been two floods back to back this fall so far. The river crested 6 feet above flood stage in early September and 1 foot above in early October. The lake is now close to 10 feet above conservation pool which has backed flood waters onto many wildlife area roads and hunters will need to use extra caution when navigating the deep water. The boat ramps on Gatesville/Lower smith and Mall creek are not usable due to the flood waters being too high.

    QUIVIRA: On 11/1/18, a total of 57,064 geese were observed along with 38,098 ducks. A majority were ruddy ducks, but there were good numbers of Pintails, Green-Winged Teal, and shovelers.


    MELVERN: All hunters must check-in daily using iSportsman electronic check-in from a PC, smartphone, or by phone before hunting and check out at the end of the hunt regardless of harvest

    Current Mallard Migration Rank = 0 (0 = no mallards and 10 = peak migration). Observed 11/2/2018 ( 11:00 AM ): 3 Duck Marsh- Both units are pumped and full of water, 20 unknown ducks were observed; Willow Marsh- North and South units are pumped and full, 6 teal and 5 unknown large ducks were observed; Sundance Marsh- No ducks were observed at the time of this survey; Lowman’s Cove- Full of water; Shoveler Slough- LOCATION: South parking lot for this Shoveler Slough is at the intersection of W 317th St. & S Davies Rd. No ducks were observed at the time of this survey. (NOTE: Motorized boats are prohibited); Refuge- About 100 unknown ducks and 20 coots were observed; Melvern Lake Reservoir: About 5 teal and 50 coots observed around the lake itself, largely near coves around the western portion of the reservoir.

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    Sounds like stay away from those states!
    Low country redneck who moved north

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    Those numbers are changing....

    "To the sensitive gunner nothing can equal a bird and a dog and a gun in trilogy."
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    Probably still more birds than we will winter all year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MDman View Post
    Those numbers are changing....
    Yep. There should be north of 150,000 mallards at Grand Pass shortly...

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    Rolling out Sunday!
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