OK: Waterfowl Report for November 2, 2011

Duck season is currently open for Panhandle Counties and Zone 1. Zone 2 opens Saturday November 5. For zone maps and complete waterfowl hunting regulations log on to wildlifedepartment.com. The next waterfowl report is scheduled for November 16.

 

NORTHWEST

Canton – Zone 1: Water level is 11.82 feet below normal. Habitat conditions are good, but none are flooded. Duck numbers are low, with primarily redheads and wigeon. No geese were observed in the area. Hunter activity has been high, especially on the weekends. Hunter success has been fair on ducks and low for geese. Bird movement has been light, but an increase in dabbling ducks has occurred over the past week. Water levels are well below boat ramps.

 

Ft. Supply – Zone 1: Water level is 3.18 feet below normal. Habitat conditions are poor. Duck numbers are low. Goose numbers are low. Hunter activity has been moderate with low success. Bird movement in the area has shown an increase this week. 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. Small number of ducks using refuge reservoir, and geese are slowly coming in every few days. 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. Bird movement in the area has been slow.

 

Waurika – Zone 2: Water level is 5 feet below normal. Habitat conditions are poor. No ducks or geese observed on the area. No reports on hunter activity or success with season currently closed. No bird movement was observed in the area.

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. Hunting activity and success were light during last weekend's youth season. Bird movement in the area has been light, but increasing with each northern frontal passage.

 

Eufaula – Zone 2: Water level is 4.18 feet below normal. Habitat conditions are poor at current lake elevation. Farming activity in the area is light. Duck numbers are very low. Goose numbers are low, with local resident birds present. No reports of hunter activity or success with season currently closed. Several large flocks of migrating whitefronts were observed moving through the area late last week.

 

Ft. Gibson – Zone 2: Water level is 1.30 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.

Kaw: Water level is 1.46 feet below normal. Habitat conditions are good, with a variety of vegetation types available. Duck numbers are fair. Goose numbers are low. No reports on hunter activity or success with season currently closed. Bird movement in the area has been light, with more activity expected with incoming cold fronts.

 

Keystone – Zone 2: Water level is 4 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. Hunting activity and success were light during last weekend's youth season. Bird movement in the area has been light.

Oologah – Zone 2: Water level is 2.83 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 light 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: Water level is 3 feet below normal. Habitat conditions are poor, with mostly winter wheat in the area. Duck numbers are low, with mostly scaup, redhead, wigeon and ring-necked. Goose numbers are low, with resident birds present. No reports on hunter activity or success with season currently closed. No significant bird movement was observed in the area.

 

Webbers Falls – Zone 2: Water level is 2.76 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, but seems to be picking up. All wetland areas are currently dry at this time.

 

Red Slough – Zone 2: Area is mostly dry except for the Waterfowl Refuge Area, with some water in Teal Lake and unit 21. Habitat conditions are poor. Duck numbers are low. Goose numbers are low. Hunter activity was low this past weekend for the youth season. No reports of bird movements on the area.

 

Texoma – Zone 2: Water level 8.58 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, with some green-winged teal in the area. 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 2.25 feet below normal. Habitat conditions are poor. Duck numbers are low. No geese observed on the area. No reports on hunter activity or success with season currently closed. Around 300 birds were seen on the Fourche-Maline WDU.

 

 

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