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#2037156 - 01/19/11 02:38 PM Oklahoma Waterfowl Report
Jason B Offline
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Registered: 10/07/07
Posts: 4134
Oklahoma finally seems to have some numbers. Now, maybe wwe can hope this next cold front will push em to us for the last hoorah!

Waterfowl season is open in Zone 2. For zone maps and complete waterfowl hunting regulations log on to wildlifedepartment.com. The next waterfowl report is scheduled for February 2.

NORTHWEST

Canton: Lake level is 1.76 ft below normal. Habitat conditions are fair on the lake, with winter wheat planted and harvested row crops in the area are in fair to good condition. Duck season closed. Goose numbers are low. Hunting activity is low, with no reports of success. Some geese are roosting on the lake and feeding on crop fields around the lake. Boat ramps are still usable on all sides of the lake, but shallow water may be encountered leaving the cove from the NW boatramp, and the Longdale ramp is usable by small boats only.


Ft. Supply: Lake level is 0.23 ft above normal. Habitat conditions are fair, with most local wheat up. Duck season closed. Goose numbers are low. Hunting activity is moderate, with low success. Bird numbers decreased over the weekend, but an increase was seen with the arrival of the recent cold front.



SOUTHWEST

Ft. Cobb: Lake level is 0.80 ft below normal. Habitat condition is good, with fair winter wheat. Duck numbers are high. Goose numbers are high. Hunter activity is fair, with fair success. Geese in the area have been using the wheat fields and returning to the lake during the middle of the day.

Hackberry: Flat reservoir is 6 ft below normal. Habitat conditions are good, with winter wheat, some milo and native vegetation available. Duck numbers are fair. Goose numbers are good. Hunting acitivy is moderate, with fair success. No significant bird movement was observed in the area.



Mtn. Park: Lake level is 2.02 ft below normal. Habitat condition is fair. Duck numbers are low. Goose numbers are low. Hunting activity is low, with fair success. A group of ducks seen using the WDU area in the morning, and a good concentration of birds also using the southwest portion of the lake.



Waurika: Lake level is 1.00 ft below normal. Habitat conditions are poor on the lake, but fair on the wetland units. Winter wheat in the area is in fair condition for geese. Duck numbers a low. Goose numbers are fair. Hunting activity is low, with no reports of success. A small decrease in the number of birds in the area has been observed since the last survey.

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Copan: Lake level is 1.40 ft below normal. Habitat condition is good, with flooded native plants on units in excellent condition. Duck numbers are low, but increasing. Goose numbers are high, with mostly Canada’s. Hunting activity is high on weekends and low during the weekdays. Hunting success has been low.



Eufaula: Lake level is 3.80 ft below normal. Habitat conditions at current lake level are very poor, and farming activity in the area is low. Duck numbers are low. Goose numbers are low. Hunting activity is very low, with no reports of success. No significant bird movement has been observed in the area recently. Lake elevation needs to rise a few feet before improved habitat is available.



Ft. Gibson: Lake level is 1.33 ft below normal. Habitat conditions are good, with smartweed, barnyard grass and some agricultural crops in the area. Duck numbers are moderate to high. Goose numbers are moderate. Hunting activity is moderate, with good success. No significant bird movement has been seen in the area.


Hulah: Lake level is 1.20 ft below normal. Habitat conditions are poor. Duck numbers are low. Goose numbers are moderate. Hunting activity moderate, with low success. Most bird movement in the area was observed on the lake.



Kaw: Lake level is 0.10 ft above normal. Habitat conditions are poor, with low quantities of millet sedges and natural waterfowl vegetation. Duck numbers are low. Goose numbers are low. Hunting activity is light, with fair success. Bird movement in the area has been low.

Keystone: Lake level is 3.39 ft below normal. Habitat conditions are poor due to storage of water in the flood pool over the summer, and many sloughs and cutoffs that are typically hunted are dry. WDUs are currently dry due to renovation work. Duck numbers are low. Goose numbers are low. Small numbers of birds seen migrating through the area, but none are staying due to poor conditions. Cottonwood Creek WDU is currently dry and will not be pumped this year due to renovation work.


Oologah: Lake level is 1.47 ft below normal. Habitat conditions are poor at current lake level, with no flooded millet, some plants on the edge of the lake and ag fields around the lake in poor condition. Duck numbers are good, with American wigeon, ring-necked, hooded mergansers, common mergansers, buffleheads, mallards and gadwalls. Goose numbers are good, with a mix resident Canadas and migrants in the area. Hunting activity is moderate to high, with fair to good success. Bird numbers are the best yet for this season.



Sooner: Lake level is 3.00 ft below normal. Habitat conditions are poor, with winter wheat stressed around lake. Duck numbers are fair, with mostly mallards. Goose numbers are fair, with mostly Canada geese. Hunting activity has been moderate, with fair success. No significant bird movement was observed in the area recently.



Webber Falls: Lake level is 2.34 ft above normal. Habitat conditions are good, with smartweed, barnyard grass, bidens, cut soybeans, corn, milo and wheat in the area. Duck numbers are moderate to high. Goose numbers are moderate. Hunting activity is moderate, with good success. No significant bird movement has been seen in the area.



SOUTHEAST

Hugo: Lake level is 4.00 ft below normal. Habitat conditions are poor due to water level. Duck numbers are low, with mainly mallards. A group of 1,500 snow geese were seen on the lake this week. Hunting activity is low, with low success. No significant bird movement was observed in the area.



Red Slough: Units 27A, 27B, 30 & 38 are mostly full. Units 15, 31 & 37 have enough water to make the usable. Other units are dry. Excellent wild forage overall in the area. Duck numbers are fair, with around 3,000 birds observed. Goose numbers are low. Hunting activity is low, with fair success. No significant bird movement was observed in the area.



Sequoyah NWR: Food conditions in the area are excellent. Duck numbers: mallards 2,226; pintail 20; green-winged teal 16; shoveler 26. Goose numbers: snow/blue 9,223.



Texoma: Lake level is 0.69 ft below normal. Habitat conditions are fair with good Japanese millet. Duck numbers are low. Goose numbers are low. Hunting acitivy is light, with fair success. A rise in water level and cooler temperatures are needed in order to see an increase in bird numbers.


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#2037177 - 01/19/11 02:41 PM Re: Oklahoma Waterfowl Report [Re: Jason B]
Rob Robertson Offline
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Registered: 09/15/10
Posts: 1203
Your joking Right.

This sums it up right here.

Texoma: Lake level is 0.69 ft below normal. Habitat conditions are fair with good Japanese millet. Duck numbers are low. Goose numbers are low. Hunting acitivy is light, with fair success. A rise in water level and cooler temperatures are needed in order to see an increase in bird numbers.


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