Absolutely phenomenal waterfowl hunting
land in the Wetland Reserve Program (WRP). With
approximately 3000 acres of drainage area, the lake's level
will vary with rainfall, when full it is about 250 surface
acres (3.5 feet deep at the most) and in the hot summer
months, it actually shrinks to just a mud hole in the summer
and allows vegetation such as smartweed and millet to grow.
The lake is fed by runoff from surrounding fields, as well
as the county road ditches. Vegetation throughout the Scott Lake
includes tall Switchgrass, Side oats Grama, Plain Bristle
grass, Kleingrass, B. Dahl and Bluestem. This ranch is
located in an area of much surface water, lots of grain
crops, and in a huge flyway zone, the Central Flyway. In the
winter months, waterfowl by the thousands are roosting on
the lake. Lesser Canadian Geese are the predominant
waterfowl from November through February, but ducks
including teal, pintails, widgeons, mallards, gadwalls are
also common to Scott
Lake. There are many
vantage points around and out in Scott Lake
that allow multiple hunters and different hunting setups for
morning, evening, wind direction, etc.
Scott lake also
has no hunting pressure from the neighboring properties.