OK: Waterfowl Report for February 8, 2012

For complete waterfowl hunting regulations log on to
wildlifedepartment.com. Duck season is now closed. Goose season is
currently still open, and the COLGS opens February 13.

NORTHWEST

Canton – Zone 1: Water level is 10.58 feet below normal. Food
conditions are fair, but none are flooded. Duck season is closed.
Goose numbers are fair, with mostly Canada’s present. Hunting
activity has been light, with low success. Majority of birds are
feeding on the north and west side of the lake. Northwest portion
of the lake is dry.

 

Ft. Supply – Zone 1: Water level is 0.17 feet below normal.
Habitat conditions are poor, with most of the winter wheat also in
poor condition. Duck season is closed Goose numbers are low.
Hunting activity has been light, with no reports of success. No
significant bird movement reported in the area over the past
week.

SOUTHWEST

Ft. Cobb – Zone 2: Water level is 3.40 feet below normal. Habitat
conditions are poor due to water levels. Winter wheat is in fair
condition. Duck season is closed. Goose numbers are high. Hunter
activity has been light, with fair success. Geese have currently
been observed using area wheat fields.

Hackberry – Zone 2: Water level is approximately 7 feet below
normal. Habitat conditions in the area are poor, with some winter
wheat. Duck season is closed. Goose numbers are good. No reports on
hunter activity or success. Geese are mainly feeding on private
lands, with some using the WMA wheat fields.

Mtn. Park – Zone 2: Water level is 6.98 feet below normal.
Habitat conditions are poor. Duck season is closed. Goose numbers
are fair. Hunting activity has been light, with low success. Geese
observed in smaller flocks flying north on the lake.

 

Waurika – Zone 2: Water level is 5.9 feet below normal. Habitat
conditions are very poor on the lake, but fair on the wetland
units. Winter wheat present on most area agricultural land, and in
good condition. Duck season is closed. Goose numbers are fair. No
reports on hunter activity or success. No significant bird movement
in the past couple weeks.

NORTHEAST

Copan – Zone 2: Water level is normal. Habitat conditions are
fair. Native plants in fair condition around the area, and wheat
has been planted but very short. Duck season is closed. Goose
numbers are low. Hunting activity has been heavy, with lose
success. Bird movement continues to increase with each cold
front.

 

Eufaula – Zone 2: Water level is 0.69 feet above normal. Habitat
conditions are excellent, with native vegetation and Japanese
millet present. Farming activity in the area is light. Duck season
is closed. Goose numbers are low, with local resident birds
present. No reports on hunter activity or success. No significant
bird movement observed in the area.

Ft. Gibson – Zone 2: Water level is 1.02 feet above normal. Habitat
conditions are good, with a variety of vegetation available. Duck
season is closed. Goose numbers are low. Hunting activity has been
light, with low success. Bird movement in the area has been
light.

 

Hulah – Zone 2: Water level is 2.18 foot above normal. Habitat
conditions are good, with harvested soybeans and wheat present.
Duck season is closed. Goose numbers are low. Hunting activity has
been light, with low success. A few birds were observed moving into
the area with the recent cold fronts.

Kaw – Zone 2: Water level is 3.49 feet above normal. Habitat
conditions are fair, with smartweed present. Duck season is closed.
Goose numbers are low. Hunting activity has been light, with low
success. Bird movement in the area has been light.

Keystone – Zone 2: Water level is 3.0 feet above normal. Habitat
conditions are fair, with natural food sources available, but
deminishing. Duck season is closed. Goose numbers are low. No
reports on hunter activity or success. Most sloughs and potholes
are beginning to dry up, forcing birds to main lake. Southern three
units of Cottonwood Creek WDU are flooded.

Oologah – Zone 2: Water level is 0.16 feet below normal. Habitat
conditions are fair at current lake level. Some flooded millet at
current lake elevation, but lake level needs to rise to normal
elevation for maximum food availability. Duck season is closed.
Goose numbers are fair, with migrant Canadians and blue geese in
the area. Hunting activity has been light to fair, with poor to
fair success. Fair waterfowl migration expected over the next
several weeks with each northern frontal passage.

Sooner – Zone 2: Water level is 0.5 feet below normal. Habitat
conditions are fair, with winter wheat in the area in fair
condition. Duck season is closed. Goose numbers are fair. Hunting
activity has been light, with good success. Geese observed feeding
primarily on the west side of the lake.

 

Webber Falls – Zone 2: Water level is 2.71 feet above normal.
Habitat conditions are good, with a variety of vegetation present.
Duck season is closed. Goose numbers are low. Hunting activity has
been light, with low success. Bird movement in the area has been
light.

 

SOUTHEAST

Hugo – Zone 2: Water level is 4.0 feet above normal. Habitat
conditions are fair, with a variety of vegetation present. Duck
season is closed. Goose numbers are low, with around 500 snows
present. No reports on hunter activity or success. Bird movement in
the area has been light.

 

Red Slough – Zone 2: Most moist soil units have water present.
Habitat conditions are fair to good. Duck season is closed. Goose
numbers are low. No reports on hunter activity or success. No
significant bird movement in the area.

 

Texoma – Zone 2: Water level 0.60 feet above normal. Food
conditions in the area are good, with native vegetation and
Japanese millet available. Duck season is closed. Goose numbers are
low. Hunting activity has been light, with fair success. No
significant bird movement in the area.

 

Wister – Zone 2: Water level 14.99 feet above normal. Habitat
conditions are good, with various food sources available. Duck
season is closed. Goose numbers are very low. No reports on hunter
activity or success. No significant bird movement in the area.

 

 

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