Missouri River Waterfowl Counts

Survey areas of the Missouri River may not have data listed as flights were not completed due to weather conditions, plane availability, personnel availability, or surveys not conducted due to little change in the number of waterfowl migrating into that specific survey area from the previous flight.

Week 1 - 11/12/2013

Week 2 - 11/18/2013

Week 3 - 11/26/2013

Week 4 - 12/2/2013

Week 5 - 12/9/2013

Week 6 - 12/16/2013

12/23/13 - no flights this week due to the holidays

Week 7 - 12/30/2013

Week 8 - 01/07/2014

Week 9 - 01/29/2014 (last flight of the year)

current flight summaries for ducks

current flight summaries for dark geese

Survey Areas (see map below)

  • Upper Oahe - South Dakota state line to Whitlocks Crossing
  • Lower Oahe - Whitlocks Crossing to Oahe Dam
  • Pierre Area - Oahe Dam to Medicine Knoll Creek and Capitol Lake
  • Lake Sharpe - Medicine Knoll Creek to Big Bend Dam
  • Lake Francis Case - Big Bend Dam to Ft. Randall Dam
  • Lower Missouri - Ft. Randall Dam to Sioux City
  • Lake Pocasse - In Campbell County
  • Red Lake - In Brule County
  • Lake Andes - In Charles Mix County

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