Fern Ridge Wildlife Area Game Bird Harvest Statistics

Find the 2020-21 hunt summaries and maps for Fern Ridge.

2020-21 Season's East and West Coyote Reservation Summaries

A pair of American Wigeon's standing on a log in the water

Reservation permits are obtained through the controlled hunt draw process. Unfilled reservations are available to hunters without reservations on a first-come, first-serve basis the day of at the check station. 

The information provided here is intended to help you get an idea of your odds of drawing a reservation for the East and West Coyote units. Fourteen reservation are available each day. Since you can only draw one reservation a year, here are some points to consider to increase your odds. If you don’t draw, you can always go get in the stand-by line.

  • Days that have more first-choice applicants than permits available will never be drawn as anything other than as first-choice. Meaning you are not going to draw a very popular hunt day as a second through fifth-choice.
  • If there are fewer first-choice applicants than permits, the process restarts for second-choice hunt applicants and so on. For your second and third-choice, choose a day that is not as likely to get more first choice applicants than permits available, that way you might still get drawn.
  • To increase the likelihood that you will be drawn, apply for a non-weekend hunt day or later in the season as there are typically fewer applicants. Looking at the number of first choice applicants last year can give you an idea of which days of the week and time periods typically get less applicants.
  • Check out our harvest statistics to see how the hunting has been at different times of the season.

# OF FIRST CHOICE APPLICANTS

BLIND DATA SUMMARY

Reservation Hunt Summary

Daily Harvest Summaries

Date

# hunters

# ducks harvested

birds/hunter

Nov 21, 2020 28 138 4.9
Nov 23, 2020 29 67 2.3
Nov 25, 2020 28 49 1.8
Nov 28, 2020 14 23 1.7
Nov 30, 2020 26 29 1.1
Dec 2, 2020 31 34 1.1
Dec 5, 2020 32 82 2.6
Dec 7, 2020 29 83 2.9
Dec 9, 2020 28 86 3.1
Dec 12, 2020 32 70 2.2
Dec 14, 2020 31 54 1.7
Dec 16, 2020 31 56 1.8
Dec 19, 2020 32 14 0.5
Dec 21, 2020 26 24 1.0
Dec 23, 2020 31 45 1.5
Dec 26, 2020 32 24 0.8
Dec 28, 2020 16 25 1.6
Dec 30, 2020 25 35 1.4
Jan 2, 2020 33 24 0.8
Jan 4, 2020 25 30 1.3
Jan 6, 2020 25 18 0.8
Jan 9, 2020 27 42 1.6
Jan 11, 2020 24 16 0.7
Jan 13, 2020 23 9 0.4
Jan 16, 2020 29 56 2.0
Jan 18, 2020 24 37 1.5
Jan 20, 2020 26 62 2.4
Jan 23, 2020 30 89 3.0
Jan 25, 2020 24 67 2.8

Hunt Blind Map 
East, West and South Coyote Unit Reservation Waterfowl Hunt program

Summary of the number of birds harvested by blind by date. This summary is updated after each hunt day and can help prioritize which blind to choose for upcoming hunts.

Stand-by Hunt Summary

2018-19 Season's East and West Coyote Reservation Summaries

Previous Years' Harvest and Count Data (pdfs)