Waterfowl numbers from migration count surveys have been comparable to previous years, but no major Fall weather patterns have moved across the Idaho Panhandle to bring waterfowl in from Canada. Duck harvest numbers and hunter success varied depending on hunting district, average harvest numbers and success rates were lower than last year. As seasonal fall weather patterns move in, waterfowl numbers will continue to improve bringing in American Widgeon and a variety of teal duck species. American wood duck numbers will hold consistent and slowly decrease as the colder weather arrives. Fall precipitation will continue to slowly raise wetland water levels and provide access to feeding and loafing areas for waterfowl. Please view our waterfowl harvest data from the opening weekend. Fall/Winter 2016 promises to be a great waterfowl year so discover your favorite honey hole and harvest some ducks and geese! Any questions on locations to hunt, please call our IDFG regional office at (208) 769-1414.
Idaho Panhandle Waterfowl Check Station Results 2016
Clark Fork Driftyard - POWMA