Last modified: Sept. 24, 2012

Waterfowl hunting

2013 waterfowl hunt opener conditions

Desert Lake Waterfowl Management Area

Due to dry conditions early in the year, ponds 0, 1, 2 and 3 went dry until the end of August. The rest pond also got really low during the summer months. Late summer rains have now completely filled all the ponds, including the rest pond, and conditions should be great for the opener.

Duck numbers have been very low during the summer, but have increase recently as ponds have filled. Common duck species include widgeon, gadwall, mallard, and green-winged teal. There have been around 75–100 geese on the property throughout the month of August and September.

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