Waterfowl hunting

2012 waterfowl hunt opener conditions

Public Shooting Grounds Waterfowl Management Area

Water conditions are near normal hunt levels for the Youth Hunt due to a hot and dry July and August. Levels should be normal by the General Opener.

Bird numbers are good, but may decrease following the season opener until new birds arrive.

Mallard, pintail, green-winged teal, gadwall and cinnamon teal are the primary birds present and Wigeon are starting to show up.

There are numerous Canada geese for the opener.

Gates will be open on September 20, 2012.

Camping is allowed, but no facilities are available and fires are the responsibility of the camper. If you lose it, you pay for it.

NOTE: The area lacked enough water to maintain all impoundments and marshes with adequate water this year. In some areas the vegetation is dormant already.

Green and/or brown are the colors depending on the area you plan to hunt.

Water in Spires Lake will be drawn down this fall due to maintenance.

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