Lower Oahe Waterfowl Hunting Areas
2013 Lower Oahe Waterfowl Hunting Guide
2013 Lower Oahe Waterfowl Hunting Guide
Lower Oahe Waterfowl Hunting Field status map
Lower Oahe Waterfowl Access Areas 2013-14 Waterfowl Report
For the Week of February 10, 2014
MAIL SHACK CREEK AREA
Good numbers of birds continue to sit in the creek, with a few pass shooters in the pits this past week and weekend. Birds continued to come off of the water later in the afternoon making it difficult for everyone. The birds in the area have continued to feed in fields in and around several of the walk-in areas.
Birds continue to feed in several of the decoy-only registration fields, however the late flight has made it tough for the hunters to get more than a few birds before shooting hours are over. Hopefully the warmer temperatures moving in this week will help to get the birds off of the water earlier and give everyone a better chance at harvesting some birds before the end of the season.
No reports on how the pass shooters did this past week. With the birds coming out late in the afternoon the opportunities have been limited.
SOLID AND STRIPED GREEN AREAS
The number of birds that were going into and around the fields in the Stanley County area dropped this past week, however there are still birds going this way. The solid and striped green area east of Grey Goose Road had birds in a couple of fields over the weekend but they appeared to be stopping there before moving on to other areas.
The number of birds in most of the areas remains good, with the birds coming out later in the afternoon it has been making it tough for everyone to get more than a couple of birds before shooting hours have ended. Hopefully with the warmer weather moving in this week the birds will finish off the season by coming out earlier in the day and giving the hunters more opportunities.
Good numbers remain in the Mail Shack Area with a few pass shooters using the pits over the weekend. The decoy only registration fields continue to have birds in them however with the late flight that has been occurring the past couple of weeks it has been hard for the hunters to get more than a couple of birds before shooting hours end. The striped green area in Stanley County saw a decrease in numbers of birds feeding in and around the fields but there are still birds going that way. The striped green area east of Grey Goose road had birds in and around the fields this past weekend.
With canada goose season ending on Friday this will be the last report for the 2013 season.
In a continued effort to recruit and retain waterfowl hunters, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks, along with these great sponsors, has equipped a 6' x 12' enclosed trailer with 5 dozen full body DOA Decoys, 2 dozen Big Foot Shell Decoys, 2 Banded layout blinds, 2 Cabela's layout blinds, Canada goose flags, along with ear and eye protection. This trailer contains everything that is needed to be successful hunting waterfowl on the Lower Oahe Waterfowl Access Area, and the best part is that it is absolutely FREE TO USE!
- South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
- Banded Waterfowl Co.
- Big Foot Decoy Co.
- Delta Waterfowl - Pierre Chapter
- DOA Decoy Co.
- Hunt Safe
- M&R Signs
- Pheasants Forever
- Wildlife Protection Inc.
To reserve this trailer, please click on the link below, enter your name and phone number and select the date you wish to reserve the trailer. This trailer is available for use every day from November 2nd - February 14th, with the exception of Christmas Day.
If you have reserved this trailer, you will need to complete the South Dakota Lower Oahe Waterfowl Access Area Waterfowl Hunt Trailer Loan/Waiver of Liability Agreement, and bring this form to the LOWAA Registration Site on the day you have reserved the trailer.
In addition to the decoy loaner trailer, there are also layout blinds and shell decoys available at the Lower Oahe Waterfowl Access Area Registration Site. These blinds and decoys are available each morning on a first-come, first-served basis; no prior registration is necessary.