OK: Waterfowl Report for October 26, 2011

Duck season is currently open for Panhandle Counties. Zone 1 opens Saturday October 29, and Zone 2 opens Saturday November 5. Youth Waterfowl opportunities October 29-30 for Zone 2, see regulations for details. For zone maps and complete waterfowl hunting regulations log on to wildlifedepartment.com. The next waterfowl report is scheduled for November 2.

 

NORTHWEST

Canton – Zone 1: Water level is 10 feet below normal. Habitat conditions are good, but none are flooded. Duck numbers are low, with mostly divers. Goose numbers are low. No reports on hunter activity or success with season currently closed. Bird movement has increased over the last week. Water levels are well below boat ramps.

 

Ft. Supply – Zone 1: Water level is 3 feet below normal. Habitat conditions are poor. Duck numbers are low, with mostly coots. No geese were observed on the area. No reports on hunter activity or success with season currently closed. Bird movement in the area has been light. The WMA portion of the lake is currently surrounded by approximately 100 yards or more of open shoreline, with no boat ramps open for use.

 

SOUTHWEST

Ft. Cobb – Zone 2: Water level is 4.22 feet below normal. Habitat conditions are poor due to water levels. Duck numbers are low. Goose numbers are low, with resident birds present. No reports on hunter activity or success with season currently closed. Bird movement in the area has been light.

Hackberry – Zone 2: Water level is approximately 5 feet below normal. Habitat conditions in the area are poor, with some winter wheat. Duck numbers are low. Goose numbers are low. No reports on hunter activity or success with season currently closed. Bird movement in the area has been light. All wetland units are dry.

Mtn. Park – Zone 2: Water level is 7.59 feet below normal. Habitat conditions are poor. Duck numbers are low. Goose numbers are low. No reports on hunter activity or success with season currently closed. No reports of bird movement in the area.

 

Waurika – Zone 2: Water level is 5 feet below normal. Habitat conditions are poor on the lake and on wetlands units. Some winter wheat has been planted but generally little is available for geese. Virtually no crops for ducks on surrounding private property. No ducks or geese observed. No reports on hunter activity or success with season currently closed. Lake is very low due to drought. The lake is too low for wetland unit flooding.

NORTHEAST

Copan – Zone 2: Water level is 2 feet below normal. Habitat conditions are excellent, just need water. Duck numbers are low, with mostly teal. Goose numbers are low, with mostly resident birds. No reports on hunter activity or success with season currently closed. Bird movement in the area has been light, but increasing with each northern frontal passage.

 

Eufaula – Zone 2: Water level is 4.04 feet below normal. Habitat conditions are poor at current lake elevation. Farming activity in the area is light. Duck numbers are low. Goose numbers are low, with local resident birds present. No reports of hunter activity or success with season currently closed. Bird movement in the area has been light.

 

Ft. Gibson – Zone 2: Water level is 1.04 feet below normal. Habitat condition is good, with a variety of vegetation present. Duck numbers are low. No geese were observed in the area. No reports on hunter activity or success with season currently closed. Bird movement in the area has been light.

Hulah – Zone 2: Water level is 3 feet below normal. Habitat conditions are excellent, just need water. Duck numbers are low. Goose numbers are low, with resident birds present. No reports on hunter activity or success with season currently closed. Bird movement in the area has been light, but increasing with each northern frontal passage.

 

Keystone – Zone 2: Water level is 3 feet below normal. Habitat conditions are poor, with a very abundant source of food, but no flooded food source. Duck numbers are low. Goose numbers are low. No reports of hunter activity or success with season currently closed. Bird movement in the area has been light.

Oologah – Zone 2: Water level is 2.59 feet below normal. Habitat conditions are fair to good at current lake level. 550 to 600 acres seeded with Japanese millet, but not flooded at this time. Duck numbers are fair, with mostly blue-winged teal, green-winged teal and northern shoveler. Goose numbers are poor, with resident Canadians present. No reports on hunter activity or success with season currently closed. Bird movement in the area has been poor to fair, with most activity in the wetland units at Overcup Bottoms WDU. An increase in birds is expected over the next several weeks with each northern frontal passage.

 

Sooner – Zone 2: Water level 3 feet below normal. Habitat conditions are poor. Most of the winter wheat is in poor condition. Duck numbers are low, some wigeon, redhead and scaup. Goose numbers are low, some resident Canadians. No hunter activity or success with season currently closed. Bird movement in the area has been light.

 

Webbers Falls – Zone 2: Water level is 2.73 feet below normal. Habitat condition is good, with a variety of vegetation present. Duck numbers are low. No geese were observed in the area. No reports on hunter activity or success with season currently closed. Bird movement in the area has been light.

SOUTHEAST

Grassy Slough – Zone 2: Wetland units and slough dry. Habitat conditions are poor. Duck numbers are low. Goose numbers are low. No reports on hunter activity or success with season currently closed. No reports of bird movement.

 

Hugo – Zone 2: Water level is 6 feet below normal. Habitat conditions are fair, with a variety of vegetation present. Duck numbers are low. Goose numbers are low. No reports on hunter activity or success with season currently closed. Bird movement in the area has been light. All wetland areas are currently dry at this time.

 

Red Slough – Zone 2: Reservoirs are low, with most soil units dry. Habitat conditions are poor. Duck numbers are low. No geese were observed on the area. No reports on hunter activity or success with season currently closed. No reports of bird movements on the area.

 

Texoma – Zone 2: Water level 7.06 feet below normal. Food conditions in the area are good, but water level needs to rise for in order for it to be flooded. Duck numbers are low. Goose numbers are low. No reports on hunter activity or success with season currently closed. No reports of bird movement in the area.

 

Wister-Zone 2: Water level is 2.5 feet below normal. Habitat conditions are poor due to low water level. Duck numbers are very low on lake. Duck numbers are low on WDU. No geese are present. No reports on hunter activity or success with season currently closed. No reports of bird movement in the area.

 

 

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