2013 waterfowl hunt opener conditions
Salt Creek Waterfowl Management Area
Water conditions will be near normal hunt levels for the Youth Waterfowl Hunt and the general waterfowl opener.
Bird numbers are good but may decrease following the season opener.
Mallard, pintail, green-winged teal, gadwall and cinnamon teal and wigeon are the primary birds expected as migrate stop over.
There are numerous Canada geese present at the moment.
Gates will be open on September 20, 2013.
Camping is allowed, no facilities available and fires are the responsibility of the camper. If you lose it you pay for it.
The sediment construction/excavation project is complete. The new islands have been planted, but due to drought conditions little vegetation has emerged. It may take a few years for these islands to fully develop the potential of providing nesting cover and loafing sites for wetland birds. This project should provide numerous benefits. We ask for your patience and understanding that this project has been done for your benefit and for wildlife's benefit.
Green and/or brown camo are the colors depending on the area you plan to hunt.
The emergent marsh around open water is sufficient for concealment this year.
Food production has been good and there should be plenty to last throughout the fall and winter.
The North Marsh was treated in strips with herbicide last year and there are pockets of open water and considerable less vegetation with interspersed water that should hold ducks such as mallard, green-winged teal and cinnamon teal. This area is a bit of a hike, but could provide some great hunting opportunity for the adventurous this year.