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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Oklahoam Department of Wildlife Conservation Waterfowl Report

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  • Duck season is currently open statewide.   For zone maps and complete waterfowl hunting regulations log on to wildlifedepartment.com.

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    Hugo - Zone 2: Water level is 7.9 feet below normal. Habitat conditions are good around lake, with MS1 and Sawyer unit in fair condition. Duck numbers are low. 500 snow geese are present. Hunter activity is low and success is poor. Some bird movement has occurred but the birds are not staying long due to low water.
     

    Red Slough - Zone 2: Wetlands are mostly dry. Plenty of wild forage is present but need water. Duck and goose numbers are low. Hunter activity and success is low. The birds currently here are mainly in the waterfowl refuge area.
     

    Sequoyah NWR - Zone 2: Wetlands are about ½ flooded. Mallard and teal numbers are moderate and improving weekly. Gadwall are common on the reservoir. Snow goose numbers are good.
     

    Texoma - Zone 2: Water level is 6.5 feet below normal. Habitat conditions are poor, but a rise in water level would flood current Japanese millet and native vegetation present. Duck and goose numbers are very low. Hunter activity and success is low. Birds are not stopping due to poor habitat conditions.
     

    Wister - Zone 2: Water level is 1.75 feet below normal. Habitat conditions are fair, with smartweed, sedges and acorns present. Duck numbers are low. No geese are present. Hunter activity is low and success is poor.
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