Waterfowl Reports

Webbers Falls
January 17, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 489.99
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Some Ag crops in the area.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Slow
Weather Conditions 45 partly cloudy.
January 4, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 489.93
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Ag fields in the area.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Slow should be more with the approaching cold front.
Weather Conditions 55
Oologah
January 17, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 638.6 (0.6' high).
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Few crops, native foods fair.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Moderate
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Some birds have moved back in after the thaw.
Weather Conditions 38F, wind NW6, overcast.
January 4, 2017
Zone 2 1
Elevation 638 (normal) 638 (normal)
Habitat Condition Status Fair Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Few crops, native foods fair. Few crops, native foods fair
Ducks Numbers Low Low
Goose Numbers Low Low
Hunter Activity None None
Bird Movements Most birds seem to have moved out ahead of recent cold front. The few birds we had moved out ahead of the recent cold front.
Weather Conditions 18 F, clear, 12 mph NNE wind 18F, clear, 12 mph NNE wind.
Other Comments Few, widely scattered birds seen today. Has been a slow year for ducks and geese.
Ft. Gibson
January 17, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 555.88
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Smartweed, barnyardgrass, bidens. Some Ag crops in the area.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Slow
Weather Conditions 45 partly cloudy.
January 4, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 553.54
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food Some Ag crops in the area.
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Slowed with the warmer weather, but should pick up with the new cold front this week .
Weather Conditions 54
Tom Steed
January 17, 2017
Zone 2 2
Elevation 1411.13 .13 ft. above conservation pool. 1411.13. .13 above conservation pool
Habitat Condition Status Good Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Winter wheat is good. Winter wheat is good.
Ducks Numbers Low Low
Goose Numbers Moderate Moderate
Hunter Activity Moderate Moderate
Bird Movements Ducks using WDU units and cove west of units. Geese using fields east of lake. Ducks using WDU units and cove west of WDU. Geese using east side of lake.
Weather Conditions Clear, light winds, 36 degrees. Clear, light wind and 36 degrees.
January 3, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 1410.99. .01 low
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Winter wheat is good.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Moderate
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Geese using wheat and milo fields east of lake.
Weather Conditions 34 degrees and north wind 20 to 30 mph.
Other Comments Wetlands are 80 percent flooded and holding a mixed bag of ducks.
Eufaula
January 17, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 580.54
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food Very little farming in vicinity.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements No significant migration observed.
Weather Conditions Cool, overcast, light winds.
January 4, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 580.65
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food Very little farming in vicinity.
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Appears that a few birds have moved ahead of current front.
Weather Conditions Cool, overcast, windy.
Hugo
January 17, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation Low
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Native
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Little noticed.
Weather Conditions Clear temp 50's.
January 3, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation Low
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Smartweed, sedges
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Little
Weather Conditions Cloudy warm
Waurika
January 17, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 951.11
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Winter wheat in vicinity is improving following recent rain.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Moderate
Hunter Activity Unknown
Bird Movements Duck numbers low but increased from previous survey.
Weather Conditions 50 degrees; clear; light wind.
January 3, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 950.8
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food Winter wheat in vicinity is becoming drought stressed.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Moderate
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements None noted.
Weather Conditions 37 degrees - cloudy - north wind at 15 mph.
Other Comments Very few ducks observed.
Ft. Cobb
January 17, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 1342.72
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Fair winter wheat.
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers High
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Geese using wheat fields around the lake, ducks using coves on the lake.
Weather Conditions 47* F, clear, light wind.
Other Comments WDU about 30% flooded.
January 3, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 1342.40
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Fair winter wheat.
Ducks Numbers Very High
Goose Numbers Very High
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Ducks using coves on the lake and geese using wheatfield around the lake.
Weather Conditions Cloudy, 34* F, North wind.
Other Comments Walnut Slough ~30% flooded.
Keystone
January 17, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 3' below normal.
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food soybeans have been harvested along Arkansas Arm of WMA.
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Ducks seem to be more spread out this week with the much needed rainfall refilling many of the outlying sloughs around the lake.
Weather Conditions 42 degrees NW@5mph Cloudy
Other Comments Cootonwood Creek WDU still remains the best habitat around the lake, especially in the uppermost units. Many of the surrounding have been recharged due to recent rainfall and ducks have been spotted utilizing the areas. Some late season scouting could really pay off these last couple of weeks.
January 4, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 1.5' below normal
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food soybeans have been harvested along Arkansas Arm of WMA.
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Very little movement in the past couple of weeks.
Weather Conditions 38 degrees, mostly cloudy, NNW @12MPH
Other Comments Habitat conditions around the lake are increasingly poor as lake levels continue to drop. Waterfowl have been utilizing Cottonwood Creek WDU, which is 100% full. The most food being found in the upper units. Hunters have also had success on the main lake hunting coves out of the wind.
Hackberry Flat
January 17, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation Reservoir 4 feet below Conservation Pool.
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Moist soil plants.
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Moderate
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Picked up a few birds since last survey .
Weather Conditions 41 degrees, West Wind @ 6 mph, Sunny
January 4, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation Reservoir 3-4 feet below Conservation Pool
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Moist soil plants.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements No new birds, steady decrease in numbers.
Weather Conditions 39 degrees, overcast, Wind North @ 21 MPH.
Texoma
January 5, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 617.79
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Millet
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Moderate
Hunter Activity High
Bird Movements Moving all day.
Weather Conditions Cold & Windy.
Red Slough
January 4, 2017
Zone 2 2
Elevation Several wetland units full. The rest have varying levels of water. Several units full. The rest are partially full.
Habitat Condition Status Good Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Good variety of wild forage including smartweeds, sedges, and invertebrates. Plenty of wild forage.
Ducks Numbers Moderate Low
Goose Numbers Low Low
Hunter Activity High High
Bird Movements Greater White-fronted Geese moving today. No duck movements. None noticed.
Weather Conditions Mostly overcast, cold, and windy. Overcast, cold and windy.
Other Comments A little over 3000 birds, mostly Ring-necked Ducks. Mallard and Gadwall numbers very low. Almost no teal. A little over 3,000 birds. Mostly ring-necked ducks.
Wister
January 4, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 477
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Acorns, sedges and smart weed.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Good at shooting light.
Weather Conditions Cold front moving in on Tuesday.
Ft. Supply
January 4, 2017
Zone 1
Elevation 2002.82 (Normal Pool 2004.00)
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food Winter wheat is in mostly poor condition.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Very little bird movement over the past week.
Weather Conditions Highs in the 20's and lows in the teens.
Other Comments The lake is currently open with only thin patches of ice.
Canton
January 4, 2017
Zone 1
Elevation 1615.1 (0.3 feet below normal)
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Wheat is fair, flooded vegetation around lake is fair
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Significant decrease in waterfowl over the last two weeks with no new birds.
Weather Conditions Highs in 30's, lows in teens, mostly clear.
Hulah
January 3, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation Normal pool is 733.00 curently 733.13
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food No Ag. Native foods are fair.
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Most of birds were seen on main body of lake.
Weather Conditions Cloudy, cool and windy.
Other Comments Hunters reporting fair hunting conditions.
Copan
January 3, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation Normal pool 710.00 curently 709.10
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food No Ag. crops native foods good.
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Moderate
Hunter Activity High
Bird Movements Most of birds were seen on WDU's.
Weather Conditions Cloudy, cool and windy.
Other Comments Hunters are seeing good numbers of birds, hard to work.
Kaw
January 3, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation Down 0.5ft
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food Wheat, corn, beans in surrounding fields.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Not many birds utilizing the lake. Waterfowl numbers are extremely low.
Weather Conditions Overcast and dropping temperatures.
Other Comments Almost no waterfowl observed on or around the lake.
Eufaula
January 17, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 580.54
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food Very little farming in vicinity.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements No significant migration observed.
Weather Conditions Cool, overcast, light winds.
January 4, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 580.65
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food Very little farming in vicinity.
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Appears that a few birds have moved ahead of current front.
Weather Conditions Cool, overcast, windy.
Hugo
January 17, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation Low
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Native
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Little noticed.
Weather Conditions Clear temp 50's.
January 3, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation Low
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Smartweed, sedges
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Little
Weather Conditions Cloudy warm
Texoma
January 5, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 617.79
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Millet
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Moderate
Hunter Activity High
Bird Movements Moving all day.
Weather Conditions Cold & Windy.
Red Slough
January 4, 2017
Zone 2 2
Elevation Several wetland units full. The rest have varying levels of water. Several units full. The rest are partially full.
Habitat Condition Status Good Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Good variety of wild forage including smartweeds, sedges, and invertebrates. Plenty of wild forage.
Ducks Numbers Moderate Low
Goose Numbers Low Low
Hunter Activity High High
Bird Movements Greater White-fronted Geese moving today. No duck movements. None noticed.
Weather Conditions Mostly overcast, cold, and windy. Overcast, cold and windy.
Other Comments A little over 3000 birds, mostly Ring-necked Ducks. Mallard and Gadwall numbers very low. Almost no teal. A little over 3,000 birds. Mostly ring-necked ducks.
Wister
January 4, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 477
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Acorns, sedges and smart weed.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Good at shooting light.
Weather Conditions Cold front moving in on Tuesday.
Tom Steed
January 17, 2017
Zone 2 2
Elevation 1411.13 .13 ft. above conservation pool. 1411.13. .13 above conservation pool
Habitat Condition Status Good Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Winter wheat is good. Winter wheat is good.
Ducks Numbers Low Low
Goose Numbers Moderate Moderate
Hunter Activity Moderate Moderate
Bird Movements Ducks using WDU units and cove west of units. Geese using fields east of lake. Ducks using WDU units and cove west of WDU. Geese using east side of lake.
Weather Conditions Clear, light winds, 36 degrees. Clear, light wind and 36 degrees.
January 3, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 1410.99. .01 low
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Winter wheat is good.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Moderate
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Geese using wheat and milo fields east of lake.
Weather Conditions 34 degrees and north wind 20 to 30 mph.
Other Comments Wetlands are 80 percent flooded and holding a mixed bag of ducks.
Waurika
January 17, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 951.11
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Winter wheat in vicinity is improving following recent rain.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Moderate
Hunter Activity Unknown
Bird Movements Duck numbers low but increased from previous survey.
Weather Conditions 50 degrees; clear; light wind.
January 3, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 950.8
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food Winter wheat in vicinity is becoming drought stressed.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Moderate
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements None noted.
Weather Conditions 37 degrees - cloudy - north wind at 15 mph.
Other Comments Very few ducks observed.
Ft. Cobb
January 17, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 1342.72
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Fair winter wheat.
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers High
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Geese using wheat fields around the lake, ducks using coves on the lake.
Weather Conditions 47* F, clear, light wind.
Other Comments WDU about 30% flooded.
January 3, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 1342.40
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Fair winter wheat.
Ducks Numbers Very High
Goose Numbers Very High
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Ducks using coves on the lake and geese using wheatfield around the lake.
Weather Conditions Cloudy, 34* F, North wind.
Other Comments Walnut Slough ~30% flooded.
Hackberry Flat
January 17, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation Reservoir 4 feet below Conservation Pool.
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Moist soil plants.
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Moderate
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Picked up a few birds since last survey .
Weather Conditions 41 degrees, West Wind @ 6 mph, Sunny
January 4, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation Reservoir 3-4 feet below Conservation Pool
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Moist soil plants.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements No new birds, steady decrease in numbers.
Weather Conditions 39 degrees, overcast, Wind North @ 21 MPH.
Webbers Falls
January 17, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 489.99
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Some Ag crops in the area.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Slow
Weather Conditions 45 partly cloudy.
January 4, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 489.93
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Ag fields in the area.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Slow should be more with the approaching cold front.
Weather Conditions 55
Oologah
January 17, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 638.6 (0.6' high).
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Few crops, native foods fair.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Moderate
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Some birds have moved back in after the thaw.
Weather Conditions 38F, wind NW6, overcast.
January 4, 2017
Zone 2 1
Elevation 638 (normal) 638 (normal)
Habitat Condition Status Fair Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Few crops, native foods fair. Few crops, native foods fair
Ducks Numbers Low Low
Goose Numbers Low Low
Hunter Activity None None
Bird Movements Most birds seem to have moved out ahead of recent cold front. The few birds we had moved out ahead of the recent cold front.
Weather Conditions 18 F, clear, 12 mph NNE wind 18F, clear, 12 mph NNE wind.
Other Comments Few, widely scattered birds seen today. Has been a slow year for ducks and geese.
Ft. Gibson
January 17, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 555.88
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Smartweed, barnyardgrass, bidens. Some Ag crops in the area.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Slow
Weather Conditions 45 partly cloudy.
January 4, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 553.54
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food Some Ag crops in the area.
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Slowed with the warmer weather, but should pick up with the new cold front this week .
Weather Conditions 54
Keystone
January 17, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 3' below normal.
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food soybeans have been harvested along Arkansas Arm of WMA.
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Ducks seem to be more spread out this week with the much needed rainfall refilling many of the outlying sloughs around the lake.
Weather Conditions 42 degrees NW@5mph Cloudy
Other Comments Cootonwood Creek WDU still remains the best habitat around the lake, especially in the uppermost units. Many of the surrounding have been recharged due to recent rainfall and ducks have been spotted utilizing the areas. Some late season scouting could really pay off these last couple of weeks.
January 4, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 1.5' below normal
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food soybeans have been harvested along Arkansas Arm of WMA.
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Very little movement in the past couple of weeks.
Weather Conditions 38 degrees, mostly cloudy, NNW @12MPH
Other Comments Habitat conditions around the lake are increasingly poor as lake levels continue to drop. Waterfowl have been utilizing Cottonwood Creek WDU, which is 100% full. The most food being found in the upper units. Hunters have also had success on the main lake hunting coves out of the wind.
Hulah
January 3, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation Normal pool is 733.00 curently 733.13
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food No Ag. Native foods are fair.
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Most of birds were seen on main body of lake.
Weather Conditions Cloudy, cool and windy.
Other Comments Hunters reporting fair hunting conditions.
Copan
January 3, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation Normal pool 710.00 curently 709.10
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food No Ag. crops native foods good.
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Moderate
Hunter Activity High
Bird Movements Most of birds were seen on WDU's.
Weather Conditions Cloudy, cool and windy.
Other Comments Hunters are seeing good numbers of birds, hard to work.
Kaw
January 3, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation Down 0.5ft
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food Wheat, corn, beans in surrounding fields.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Not many birds utilizing the lake. Waterfowl numbers are extremely low.
Weather Conditions Overcast and dropping temperatures.
Other Comments Almost no waterfowl observed on or around the lake.
Ft. Supply
January 4, 2017
Zone 1
Elevation 2002.82 (Normal Pool 2004.00)
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food Winter wheat is in mostly poor condition.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Very little bird movement over the past week.
Weather Conditions Highs in the 20's and lows in the teens.
Other Comments The lake is currently open with only thin patches of ice.
Canton
January 4, 2017
Zone 1
Elevation 1615.1 (0.3 feet below normal)
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Wheat is fair, flooded vegetation around lake is fair
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Significant decrease in waterfowl over the last two weeks with no new birds.
Weather Conditions Highs in 30's, lows in teens, mostly clear.