Waterfowl Reports

Wister
November 16, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 478
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Acorns, barnyard grass and sedges.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Not enough birds to mention.
Weather Conditions Warm and dry.
October 31, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 479.28
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Acorns.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Light movement early morning.
Weather Conditions Cool
Texoma
November 15, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 618.76
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Smart weed
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Fair
Weather Conditions Warm
Webbers Falls
November 14, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 489.90
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Ag crops in area.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Picking up.
Weather Conditions 50 cloudy.
Fort Gibson
November 14, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 553.94
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Ag crops, smartweed, barnyardgrass, bidens.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Picking up.
Weather Conditions 50 cloudy.
Kaw
November 14, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 1009
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food Soy beans, wheat, corn.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Some birds moving morning and evening to/from lake.
Weather Conditions Overcast, light winds.
October 30, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 1011
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food Beans and wheat throughout WMA in good condition.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements Very little movements, not many waterfowl around.
Weather Conditions Clear and breezy.
Red Slough
November 14, 2017
Zone 1
Elevation Several units nearly full. Others dry to partially full.
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Lots of wild forage: smartweeds, sedges, aquatic inverts, etc.
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Influx of Mallards with recent front.
Weather Conditions Overcast, cool, light wind.
Other Comments Mostly Gadwalls and Ring-necked Ducks. Mallard numbers increasing. About 5500 ducks total.
October 24, 2017
Zone 1
Elevation 16 wetland units in various stages from dry to nearly full.
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Wild forage such as smartweeds, sedges, grasses, toothcup, and aquatic inverts.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements Recent influx of Gadwalls, Wigeon, and Pintails with recent cold front.
Weather Conditions Overcast to partly cloudy, cool, and windy.
Other Comments About 600 ducks present. Mostly teal and Gadwalls.
Canton
November 14, 2017
Zone 1
Elevation 1614.7 (0.7 feet below normal)
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Flooded vegetation in and around the lake is in fair condition.
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Bird numbers have improved over the last 2 weeks.
Weather Conditions Highs in 60's, lows in 50's, cloudy.
Other Comments All boat ramps are open and usable.
October 24, 2017
Zone 1
Elevation 1614.9 (0.5 feet below normal)
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Native vegetation in and around the lake is in fair condition.
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements Migration activity has increased significantly over the past week.
Weather Conditions Clear, Highs in 60s, Lows in 40s, 25 mph north wind.
Other Comments All boat ramps are open and usable.
Waurika
November 14, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 951.10
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Fair winter wheat, Milo harvested.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Ducks and geese using coves on lake, geese feeding on wheat fields around lake
Weather Conditions Cloudy, light wind, 70° F.
Other Comments Waurika WDU ~75% flooded.
Tom Steed
November 14, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 1411.07. .07 above conservation pool.
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Winter wheat emerging.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Most birds have left the lake at this time.
Weather Conditions 65 degrees and cloudy conditions
Other Comments 8 of the 11 units in WDU are flooded. Food available milo, smartweed, jap. Millet. Contacted one hunting party 11/14 that took limits.
October 30, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 1411.30. .30 above normal
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Winter wheat is being planted now. 8 of the 11 units on WDU is is flooded . Milo, smartweed, jap. Millet
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements Birds using WDU units.
Weather Conditions 58 degrees, 20-25 mph north wind.
Ft. Supply
November 14, 2017
Zone 1
Elevation 2004.18 (Normal Pool Elevation 2004.00)
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Native vegetation in fair condition, local wheat crops in mostly fair to good condition.
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Bird movements have fluctuated a lot, numbers increase just ahead of each cold front.
Weather Conditions Cloudy and mild, with highs near 80 by Friday, cooler temperatures by Saturday.
Other Comments Waterfowl hunting on Fort Supply Lake is CLOSED November 18-26, during the first 9 days of deer gun season. All boat ramps are accessible.
Keystone
November 14, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 1/2 foot above normal.
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food No crops have been harvested on the Keystone WMA.
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity High
Bird Movements Birds slowly moved in with last weeks cold front and seem to be sticking around, feeding primarily at the Cottonwood WDU.
Weather Conditions 57 * S 7mph. Cloudy
Other Comments Very poor habitat conditions around the lake due to summertime flooding. Cottonwood Creek WDU units are full and holding good numbers of ducks.
October 30, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation Above normal.
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food NO Crops.
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements A few birds have been moving in with the recent cold fronts.
Weather Conditions 58* Sunny NNE 18MPH
Other Comments All Sloughs around the lake are full due to recent floods and heavy rainfall. Cottonwood Creek WDU has Japanese millet, Barnyard grasses and sedges in the middle and upper units. All units are 100% full.
Hulah
November 13, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation Normal pool is at 733.00. Lake currently at 733.31
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food uncut soybeans on agriculture fields, native food in units look good.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Most of the birds where seen on main body of the lake and in ponds on WMA
Weather Conditions 52' and overcast .
Other Comments Hunting pressure high on weekends and low on weekdays.
October 31, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation Normal pool is at 733.00. Lake currently at 733.33.
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food WMA has uncut soybeans, lake has had high water all summer very little vegetation.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements Birds where seen on the main body of the lake.
Weather Conditions Sunny and windy 65.
Other Comments Habitat condition on the lake and WDU are in poor shape, flooding rain kept lake high most of the summer.
Copan
November 13, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation Normal pool is 710.00, current level is at 709.53.
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food uncut soybeans on agriculture fields, native food in units look good.
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity High
Bird Movements Most of the birds where seen on main body of the lake and in ponds on WMA
Weather Conditions 52' and overcast
Other Comments Hunting pressure on weekends are high and on weekdays low.
October 31, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation Normal pool is 710.00, current level is at 709.53
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Native foods in WDU's and around lake are in good shape, ag. fields are uncut soybeans.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements Cool fronts brought some birds in last week, warmer weather has held them here.
Weather Conditions Sunny and windy, 63.
Other Comments Habitat looks good, should be a good season.
Hugo
November 13, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation Below normal.
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food smartweed, sedges
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements None noticed.
Weather Conditions Cool, cloudy.
Other Comments Water level low, need rain.
Sooner
November 13, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation Normal
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food Poor
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements More ducks moving.
Weather Conditions 52deg, ESE wind 13 mph, cloudy.
Oologah
November 13, 2017
Zone 1
Elevation 638.3' (0.3' above normal)
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Standing or harvested crops good to fair, native foods good to excellent.
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Moderate
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Birds seem to be moving with the passing cold fronts.
Weather Conditions 50 F, overcast, calm.
Ft. Cobb
November 13, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 1342.27
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Fair winter wheat, peanuts being harvested.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Moderate
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Ducks and geese using coves on lake, geese feeding on wheat fields around lake.
Weather Conditions Cloudy, light wind, 50° F.
Other Comments Walnut Slough WDU ~60% flooded.
Eufaula
November 13, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 584.65
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food Very little farming in vicinity.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements Minor movements over last several days.
Weather Conditions Cool, cloudy.
Hackberry Flat
October 30, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation Hackberry Flat Reservoir is full.
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Moist soil plants, native vegetation.
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements Ducks and Geese trickling down with each frontal passage.
Weather Conditions 54 degrees, Sunny, NNE Wind @ 22 mph.
Wister
November 16, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 478
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Acorns, barnyard grass and sedges.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Not enough birds to mention.
Weather Conditions Warm and dry.
October 31, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 479.28
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Acorns.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Light movement early morning.
Weather Conditions Cool
Texoma
November 15, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 618.76
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Smart weed
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Fair
Weather Conditions Warm
Red Slough
November 14, 2017
Zone 1
Elevation Several units nearly full. Others dry to partially full.
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Lots of wild forage: smartweeds, sedges, aquatic inverts, etc.
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Influx of Mallards with recent front.
Weather Conditions Overcast, cool, light wind.
Other Comments Mostly Gadwalls and Ring-necked Ducks. Mallard numbers increasing. About 5500 ducks total.
October 24, 2017
Zone 1
Elevation 16 wetland units in various stages from dry to nearly full.
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Wild forage such as smartweeds, sedges, grasses, toothcup, and aquatic inverts.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements Recent influx of Gadwalls, Wigeon, and Pintails with recent cold front.
Weather Conditions Overcast to partly cloudy, cool, and windy.
Other Comments About 600 ducks present. Mostly teal and Gadwalls.
Hugo
November 13, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation Below normal.
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food smartweed, sedges
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements None noticed.
Weather Conditions Cool, cloudy.
Other Comments Water level low, need rain.
Waurika
November 14, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 951.10
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Fair winter wheat, Milo harvested.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Ducks and geese using coves on lake, geese feeding on wheat fields around lake
Weather Conditions Cloudy, light wind, 70° F.
Other Comments Waurika WDU ~75% flooded.
Tom Steed
November 14, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 1411.07. .07 above conservation pool.
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Winter wheat emerging.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Most birds have left the lake at this time.
Weather Conditions 65 degrees and cloudy conditions
Other Comments 8 of the 11 units in WDU are flooded. Food available milo, smartweed, jap. Millet. Contacted one hunting party 11/14 that took limits.
October 30, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 1411.30. .30 above normal
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Winter wheat is being planted now. 8 of the 11 units on WDU is is flooded . Milo, smartweed, jap. Millet
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements Birds using WDU units.
Weather Conditions 58 degrees, 20-25 mph north wind.
Ft. Cobb
November 13, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 1342.27
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Fair winter wheat, peanuts being harvested.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Moderate
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Ducks and geese using coves on lake, geese feeding on wheat fields around lake.
Weather Conditions Cloudy, light wind, 50° F.
Other Comments Walnut Slough WDU ~60% flooded.
Eufaula
November 13, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 584.65
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food Very little farming in vicinity.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements Minor movements over last several days.
Weather Conditions Cool, cloudy.
Hackberry Flat
October 30, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation Hackberry Flat Reservoir is full.
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Moist soil plants, native vegetation.
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements Ducks and Geese trickling down with each frontal passage.
Weather Conditions 54 degrees, Sunny, NNE Wind @ 22 mph.
Webbers Falls
November 14, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 489.90
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Ag crops in area.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Picking up.
Weather Conditions 50 cloudy.
Fort Gibson
November 14, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 553.94
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Ag crops, smartweed, barnyardgrass, bidens.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Picking up.
Weather Conditions 50 cloudy.
Kaw
November 14, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 1009
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food Soy beans, wheat, corn.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Low
Bird Movements Some birds moving morning and evening to/from lake.
Weather Conditions Overcast, light winds.
October 30, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 1011
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food Beans and wheat throughout WMA in good condition.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements Very little movements, not many waterfowl around.
Weather Conditions Clear and breezy.
Keystone
November 14, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation 1/2 foot above normal.
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food No crops have been harvested on the Keystone WMA.
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity High
Bird Movements Birds slowly moved in with last weeks cold front and seem to be sticking around, feeding primarily at the Cottonwood WDU.
Weather Conditions 57 * S 7mph. Cloudy
Other Comments Very poor habitat conditions around the lake due to summertime flooding. Cottonwood Creek WDU units are full and holding good numbers of ducks.
October 30, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation Above normal.
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food NO Crops.
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements A few birds have been moving in with the recent cold fronts.
Weather Conditions 58* Sunny NNE 18MPH
Other Comments All Sloughs around the lake are full due to recent floods and heavy rainfall. Cottonwood Creek WDU has Japanese millet, Barnyard grasses and sedges in the middle and upper units. All units are 100% full.
Hulah
November 13, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation Normal pool is at 733.00. Lake currently at 733.31
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food uncut soybeans on agriculture fields, native food in units look good.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Most of the birds where seen on main body of the lake and in ponds on WMA
Weather Conditions 52' and overcast .
Other Comments Hunting pressure high on weekends and low on weekdays.
October 31, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation Normal pool is at 733.00. Lake currently at 733.33.
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food WMA has uncut soybeans, lake has had high water all summer very little vegetation.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements Birds where seen on the main body of the lake.
Weather Conditions Sunny and windy 65.
Other Comments Habitat condition on the lake and WDU are in poor shape, flooding rain kept lake high most of the summer.
Copan
November 13, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation Normal pool is 710.00, current level is at 709.53.
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food uncut soybeans on agriculture fields, native food in units look good.
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity High
Bird Movements Most of the birds where seen on main body of the lake and in ponds on WMA
Weather Conditions 52' and overcast
Other Comments Hunting pressure on weekends are high and on weekdays low.
October 31, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation Normal pool is 710.00, current level is at 709.53
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Native foods in WDU's and around lake are in good shape, ag. fields are uncut soybeans.
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements Cool fronts brought some birds in last week, warmer weather has held them here.
Weather Conditions Sunny and windy, 63.
Other Comments Habitat looks good, should be a good season.
Sooner
November 13, 2017
Zone 2
Elevation Normal
Habitat Condition Status Poor
Crop/Types/Status, other food Poor
Ducks Numbers Low
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements More ducks moving.
Weather Conditions 52deg, ESE wind 13 mph, cloudy.
Oologah
November 13, 2017
Zone 1
Elevation 638.3' (0.3' above normal)
Habitat Condition Status Good
Crop/Types/Status, other food Standing or harvested crops good to fair, native foods good to excellent.
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Moderate
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Birds seem to be moving with the passing cold fronts.
Weather Conditions 50 F, overcast, calm.
Canton
November 14, 2017
Zone 1
Elevation 1614.7 (0.7 feet below normal)
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Flooded vegetation in and around the lake is in fair condition.
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Bird numbers have improved over the last 2 weeks.
Weather Conditions Highs in 60's, lows in 50's, cloudy.
Other Comments All boat ramps are open and usable.
October 24, 2017
Zone 1
Elevation 1614.9 (0.5 feet below normal)
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Native vegetation in and around the lake is in fair condition.
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity None
Bird Movements Migration activity has increased significantly over the past week.
Weather Conditions Clear, Highs in 60s, Lows in 40s, 25 mph north wind.
Other Comments All boat ramps are open and usable.
Ft. Supply
November 14, 2017
Zone 1
Elevation 2004.18 (Normal Pool Elevation 2004.00)
Habitat Condition Status Fair
Crop/Types/Status, other food Native vegetation in fair condition, local wheat crops in mostly fair to good condition.
Ducks Numbers Moderate
Goose Numbers Low
Hunter Activity Moderate
Bird Movements Bird movements have fluctuated a lot, numbers increase just ahead of each cold front.
Weather Conditions Cloudy and mild, with highs near 80 by Friday, cooler temperatures by Saturday.
Other Comments Waterfowl hunting on Fort Supply Lake is CLOSED November 18-26, during the first 9 days of deer gun season. All boat ramps are accessible.