Rains filled Pool 2, finish filling Unit B, filled Unit A slightly more than we intended, and allowed us to fill Pool 3 to our target level at this time. Pool 3 is filled to the "red oak" zone and will be left at this level until the trees have gone dormant (mid-November?). This is the zone that produces the majority of our pin, willow and cherrybark acorns that are the most susceptible to mortality from early flooding, but are also the most desired by ducks. Pool 8 was also flooded, but it will be managed similarly to Pool 3.
At this time, hunting positions will be:
Changes for this year include:
We realize that this season will present numerous challenges and appreciate everyone's patience with this situation. The October rain events have allowed us to provide more opportunity than predicted; however, ongoing construction could create access issues throughout the season.