Fish Point Managed Waterfowl Hunt Area Manager's Update

Review For Week Ending

  • 11/27/2021

Weather

  • Nighttime temperatures were in the high 20s with highs reaching the mid 30's

Waterfowl abundance

  • Good numbers of Mallards, Black Ducks, Pintail, Green-wing Teal, Geese and Tundra Swans are present on the area.

Hunting conditions

  • Hunting zones 1-3 currently has 7-9ft tall corn. Water levels vary between 6-24 inches. Zone 1 has 18 inches of water at the north end and 8-12 inches at the south side of the hunting strip.

  • Marsh zones 4-8 all have camouflaged blinds and water levels varies between 6-36 inches.

  • The corn height in zones 9-13 varies between 8-9.5ft tall and should provide ample food for migrating waterfowl and adequate cover for hunters. Water depths varies from 12-30 inches.

  • Corn heights in 14-19 vary from 7.5-8ft. Expect to see water depths from 16-36 inches.  

  • The corn in zones 20-32 varies in height from 7.5-8.5ft. Zones 22-23, 26, 29 and 32 have blinds that hunter can hunt from. Hunters can expect to see 12-36 inches of water in these zones.

  • Currently, the corn in zones 45-49 is 7-8ft tall. Zone 48-49 have a camouflaged blind if hunters want to get out of the water. Water depths vary from 12-30 inches. Zone 45 currently has 6-10 inches of water except for the vary north end which is approximately 16 inches deep.

  • Currently, corn in zones 50-56 is 7-8ft tall. These zones vary in water depth from 6-18 inches.

  • The corn cover in 58-63 is 7-7.5ft tall. Water in zones 58-63 varies between 12-18 inches.

  • Corn in 64-69 is excellent and varies from 6-8ft tall. Currently zones 64-69 have 8-36 inches of water.

  • The corn in the 70's is 7-8ft tall and should produce good cover and food for migrating waterfowl this fall. There are two (2) 60ft strips of corn that extend the length of the field. These strips will provide hunters with plenty cover to hide and ample food for waterfowl throughout the season.

  • Buckwheat, barley, winter wheat and moist soil plants are around most hunting zones and will provide a food source for waterfowl throughout the hunting season.

Hunter numbers

  • Total hunter trips to date are 6949.  (6434 regular duck season, 395 early teal/goose season and 120 youth/veteran hunt

Waterfowl harvest

  • Hunters harvested a total of 6659 ducks (0.95 ducks/hunter trip) and 695 geese thru 11/28/2021: 6469 ducks and 359 geese (regular duck season), 73 teal (early teal season), 304 geese (early goose) and 112 ducks and 32 geese (youth/veterans hunt)
  • As you can see during the regular waterfowl season 6434 hunters shot 6469 ducks which makes the regular season ducks per hunter trip 1.0/hunter trip

What to expect this week

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Upcoming events

  • Deer/pheasant hunting drawings will be held at 12pm on: November 28 (Hunting period: Nov. 29th thru Dec. 5th), December 5th (Hunting Period: Dec. 6th thru Dec. 10th and Dec. 13th thru Dec 19th.) and December 19th (Hunting Period: Dec. 20th thru January. 1st.)

Other comments

  • Blind locations: 4-9, 22, 23, 26, 29, 32, 48-49, 66 and 67