Waterfowl hunting

2017 waterfowl hunt opener conditions

Desert Lake Waterfowl Management Area

Water conditions: Because of the wet winter and spring, all of the ponds retained water throughout the summer. Vegetation along the edge of ponds is providing good cover and forage for many different species of waterfowl.

Access: You can access the ponds on the county roads that go through the property. There are six parking lots along the county roads for waterfowl hunters. Camping is not allowed on the WMA. Please use the adjacent BLM property for overnight use.

Waterfowl use: Waterfowl numbers have been on the rise over the last few weeks and should continue to increase leading up to the season opener. The flooded grasses and forbs are providing great food for waterfowl. We are seeing blue-wing teal, green-wing teal, cinnamon teal, northern shovelers, mallards, pintail, coots and wigeon. There are also Canada goose on the property.