Monday, August 31, 2015

Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission Approves Duck and Goose Seasons

Great Bend–The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission approved the duck and goose seasons at a Public Hearing, conducted Thursday, August 20 at the Kansas Wetland Education Center, Great Bend. Following frameworks provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the following seasons and bag limits were approved.
High Plains Duck Zone (see duck zone map at
           Oct. 10, 2015-Jan. 4, 2016 and Jan. 23-31, 2016
            Youth season: Oct 3-4, 2015
Low Plains Early Zone
           Oct. 10-Dec. 6, 2015 and Dec. 19, 2015-Jan. 3, 2016
            Youth season: Oct. 3-4, 2015
Low Plains Late Zone
           Oct. 31, 2015-Jan. 3, 2016 and Jan. 23-31, 2016
            Youth season: Oct. 24-25, 2015
Low Plains Southeast Zone
           Nov. 14, 2015-Jan. 3, 2016 and Jan. 9-31, 2016
            Youth season: Nov. 7-8, 2015
Duck daily bag limit: Six ducks, which may include no more than five mallards (no more than two which may be hens), three scaup, three wood ducks, two redheads, two pintails and two canvasbacks.
Canada Geese
           Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2015 and Nov. 4, 2015-Feb. 14, 2016
Canada goose daily bag limit (including brant): Six
White-fronted Geese
           Oct. 31, 2015-Jan. 3, 2016 and Jan. 23-Feb. 14, 2016
White-fronted goose daily bag limit: Two
Light Geese
           Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 2015 and Nov. 4, 2015-Feb. 14, 2016
(Light goose Conservation Order: Feb. 15-April 30, 2016)
Light goose daily bag limit (including snow and Ross’ geese): 50
(No daily bag limit during the Conservation Order)
All waterfowl hunters 16 and older must have a Federal Duck Stamp, and all hunters required to have a hunting license must also have a Kansas Waterfowl Habitat Permit and Kansas Harvest Information Program permit.

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