Waterfowl Survey

Ruby Lake NWR and Franklin Lake WMA  Aerial Waterfowl Survey
October 27, 2014

Ruby Lake Franklin Lake   WMA
Species/Unit TOTAL TOTAL
Coot 5910 Dry
Canada Goose 352
Trumpeter Swan 7
Unident. Duck 0
Mallard 1780 1
Gadwall 750
Widgeon 180
G.W. Teal 240
Cinn. Teal 5
Shoveler 370
Pintail 440
Redhead 285
Canvasback 185
L. Scaup 170
Ringneck 1010
Ruddy Duck 970
BuffleHead 0
Goldeneye 0
Merganser 2
Tundra Swan 0
Snow Goose 0
Total Ducks 6387 1
Total Geese 352 0
Total Swans 7 0
Total Waterfowl 6746 1
Water cover < 30% 100% Dry

Waterfowl Survey
 October 21, 2014

Unit Stillwater NWR Canvasback Carson Lake Humboldt WMA Walker Lake Leter Res Tribal  Total
Water- % of   Full 21% 25% 30% 0% 100% 25% 25%
Mallard 1341 290 460 260 2351
Gadwall 710 240 370 4750 5 6075
Pintail 1030 50 430 160 1670
G.W.Teal 4050 150 6410 530 40 11180
Cinn.Teal 50 10 30 90
Widgeon 350 10 250 370 20 1000
Shoveler 2430 390 4480 7600 14900
Redhead 120 10 50 10850 11030
Canvasback 120 60 180
Ringneck 25 80 105
Scaup 0 0
Bufflehead 0 0
Ruddy Duck 380 100 170 1740 2390
0 0
Total  Ducks 10606 1330 12710 0 26260 60 5 50971
Merganser 0 0
0 0
Canada G. 880 35 5 920
Snow G. 0 1 30 31
___WF_Goose 0 8 8
Total  Geese 880 0 44 0 35 0 0 959
Swan 0 0
Coot 3910 230 3570 66690 5 74405
Total   Birds 15396 1560 16324 0 92985 60 10 126335
2012
Ducks 85571 13200 17770 2580 13610 150 270 133151
Geese 1080 100 150 0 0 130 0 1460
Numbers   =  minimum estimated number of birds at   the time of the flight
12 Sandhill cranes

Waterfowl Survey
September 23, 2014

Unit Stillwater NWR Canvasback Carson Lake Humboldt WMA Leter Res Tribal Total
Water- % of Full 19% 15% 5% Dry 15% 25%
Mallard 1070 80 630 50 160 1990
Gadwall 2910 30 60 40 3040
Pintail 1680 110 50 230 2070
G.W.Teal 2590 70 900 20 40 3620
Cinn.Teal 210 40 50 10 310
Widgeon 20 20
Shoveler 1210 210 250 10 90 1770
Redhead 160 10 170
Canvasback 5 5
Ringneck 0 0
Scaup 0 0
Bufflehead 0 0
Ruddy Duck 1810 30 1840
0 0
Total    Ducks 11665 570 1950 0 80 570 14835
Merganser 0 0
0 0
Canada G. 5 5
Snow G. 0 0
_______Goose 0 0
Total    Geese 5 0 0 0 0 0 5
Swan 0 0
Coot 5400 110 880 30 80 6500
Total     Birds 17070 680 2830 0 110 650 21340
 2012
 Ducks 46105 2990 10840 0 240 790 60965
 Geese 140 100 315 0 20 0 575
Numbers   =  minimum estimated number of birds at   the time of the flight
Carson Lake -  Late White Goose Feb 22 to March 10, 2014  
Week of:   Feb 22 March 1 March 8 Season   
SPECIES Feb 28 March 7 March 10 Totals:
Snow or Ross 65 58 93 216
TOTAL GEESE 65 58 93 216
         
HUNTER DATA:
# Hunters 144 48 55 247
White Geese/Hunter 0.45 1.21 1.69 0.87
# birds lost 7 4 6 17
Total lost birds/Hunter 0.05 0.08 0.11 0.07
Submitted By: Kyle Neill, Biologist III, Region I
22 white geese harvested Nov. 2, 2013 to Jan. 5, 2014 
2013/2014 late season
247 hunters harvested 247 birds = .87 birds/hunter
2012/2013 late season
216 hunters harvested 346 birds = 1.6 birds/hunter

 

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