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Waconda Lake Wildlife Area


category : Hunting
Waconda Lake Wildlife Area Public hunting areas are limited in Kansas, so demand is high. less than 1% of land in Kansas is public land. Management continually seeks to enhance quality.

Big Game: Deer populations cycle with habitat and hunter harvest. Most deer are whitetails with a few mule deer in the area. Turkey numbers are currently low due to habitat loss caused by flooding.

Upland Game: Pheasant populations fluctuate yearly with the most hunting pressure during the season opener. Diverse habitats - grass, crops, weeds - produce the best results. Quail numbers are generally fair. In some areas vegetation is heavy and can be difficult to walk through.

Special Hunts: A special pheasant hunt is offered in mid-December through the end of the season in the State Park. For more details about special hunts, contact the Glen Elder Office.

Migratory Birds: Doves are plentiful until cold weather moves in. Sunflower fields are the best hunting. Geese and ducks use the area during migration, depending upon habitat conditions. Most goose hunting occurs when the geese leave the area to feed. Duck numbers usually peak in December.

Refuges: From Oct. 1 to Mar. 1, 1,200 acres are closed to all activities. The refuge's purpose is to hold more waterfowl in the area for recreational activities.



Address: 11 miles west of Beloit on Hwy 24
Phone: 785-545-3345
Our Email: GlenElderSP@wp.state.ks.us

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Glen Elder State Park

On the shores of Waconda Lake, Glen Elder State Park offers nearly unlimited recreational opportunities. With its rural setting, Glen Elder is a perfect place to relax. With four campgrounds totaling 140 electrical and water hook-up sites and over 300 primitive sites, there'

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Waconda Lake Fishing

Fishing is generally good for most species, primarily in the spring, fall, and winter.

Walleye

, KS Fishing

Waconda Lake Wildlife Area

Public hunting areas are limited in Kansas, so demand is high. less than 1% of land in Kansas is public land. Management continually seeks to enhance quality.

Big Game:

, KS Hunting

Waconda Lake Wildlife/Bird Watching

You can see and photograph a diversity of wildlife species. In winter, bald eagles and golden eagles visit. Deer and pheasant are common sights. Waterfowl stop on their migrations, and a small Canada Goose flock make the area home.

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Kansas Walleye Association

http://kansaswalleye.org/ You are invited to the five scheduled tournaments at some of the finest lakes in Kansas.

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