Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge
Mountain-Prairie Region

Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge Migration Update
December 14, 2010

Attention goose hunters:  Lacreek NWR is a no retrieval zone for waterfowl.  When hunting in the ditches please try to avoid shooting at geese that may fall in the Refuge.  The goose season for Bennett County ends on Sunday, December 19. 


Date/Species

11/2/2010

11/18/2010

11/30/2010

12/14/2010

Trumpeter Swan

105

98

262

27

Tundra Swan

0

0

0

0

Canada Goose

3020

3643

8836

15426

White-front Goose

0

2

0

0

Snow Goose

0

11

0

0

Total Geese

3020

3656

8836

15426

Mallard

3092

6753

16115

5825

Gadwall

2262

1814

0

0

American Wigeon

1180

1958

0

0

Green-wing Teal

1164

6

0

0

Blue-wing Teal

16

34

0

0

Cinnamon Teal

0

0

0

0

Northern Shoveler

12

20

0

0

Northern Pintail

38

63

0

0

Wood Duck

0

0

1

0

Total Dabblers

7764

10648

16116

5825

Redhead

92

0

0

0

Canvasback

106

27

0

0

Lesser Scaup

63

0

0

0

Ring-neck Duck

228

0

0

0

Common Goldeneye

28

42

64

27

Bufflehead

14

0

0

0

Ruddy Duck

10

0

1

0

Common Merganser

0

0

5

3

Hooded Merganser

6

2

0

2

Total Divers

547

71

70

32

Total Ducks

8311

10719

16186

5857

Waterfowl use of the Refuge may change daily due to the interaction between weather and migration events.

The Refuge is open to pheasant and sharptail grouse hunting.  A free permit is required to hunt upland birds on the Refuge, permits may be obtained online or at the information kiosks.

If you are planning a trip, feel free to contact Headquarters (605-685-6508) during normal business hours of 7 AM to 3:30 PM MST Monday through Friday excluding Holidays to check on road conditions.


Previous Migration Reports

November 30, 2010
November 18, 2010
November 2, 2010
October 14, 2010
April 20, 2010
April 9, 2010
March 24, 2010
March 19, 2010
March 4, 2010
February 19, 2010
February 9, 2010
January 25, 2010
January 5, 2010
December 7, 2009
November 19, 2009
November 2, 2009
October 14, 2009

September 29, 2009
August 24, 2009

Last updated: November 2, 2012