2011 waterfowl hunt opener conditions
Browns Park Waterfowl Management Area
Water levels on the Parsons and Bridgeport units will be at normal levels. The Butch Cassidy unit on the Utah/Colorado border will have lower levels but water will still be on the Utah side. Please be aware of the state line on this unit to avoid violations. Roads access is good on all units. River flows will be fluctuating from about 1900 to 2700 cfs.
Current bird numbers are low, as only a few early migrants have arrived. Recent years have seen fewer birds for the opener, and it appears this year will be a repeat. Youth hunt participants should expect few birds. Species that hunters will see will be mostly mallards, gadwall, green wing teal, widgeon and ring necked ducks. Only a few geese have been seen in the area but usually more will arrive for the opener. Hunters should expect ducks to decoy well but overall numbers will be lower unless major changes move birds to the area before the opener.