Neosho Wildlife Area Waterfowl Report
|Waterfowl numbers||400 ducks mainly blue winged teal.|
|Mallard Migration Rank||
0= No Mallards, 1= Very Few Mallards, 5= Moderate Numbers, 10= Peak
|Water level||Refuge pool is 3 ft. low due to hot dry weather. Pools 1 and 2 currently have water that was pumped August 5th through the 16th. It is unknown at this time when we will begin pumping water again. Please keep in mind the regular waterfowl season does not open until November 8th.|
|Hunting conditions||Hunting conditions at this point are not great. Vegetation is tall and water is shallow. There will be some teal hunting opportunities in the Oxbow of Pool 2 and the water transfer ditches in both Pool 1 & 2.|
|Expected hunting success||
4939 ducks were harvested by 2419 hunter trips in the 2013-14 season on Neosho Wildlife Area giving a 2.04 bird/hunter average for the season. In the 17 days of November, 1224 hunters harvested 2384 ducks. In December, 1400 ducks were harvested by 719 hunters. January had 26 days open to hunting which allowed 476 hunters to harvest 1155 ducks.
2014-15 South East Zone season dates are YOUTH Nov 1-2. Regular Season Opens Nov. 8-9 and Nov. 15-Jan 25.
Neosho WA is transitioning to a new daily permit system called isportsman. Hunters will need to register via PC prior to hunting at Neosho WA. Hunters will be able to login via PC, smartphone, or call in from cell phone or landline phone each day prior to hunitng to get a daily permit, and report back similar to the paper daily permits. Please visit https://kdwpt.isportsman.net/ to register prior to hunting season.
Please remember to fill out the permit with accurate information. THIS INFORMATION IS VERY IMPORTANT TO THE CURRENT AND FUTURE MANAGEMENT OF THE AREA. FILL OUT ONLY YOUR INDIVIDUAL HARVEST EFFORTS, i.e., NOT A GROUP HARVEST TOTAL.
Waterfowl hunting in Pool 8 is restricted to youth hunters and their mentor on weekends and holidays.
For additional area news please visit the area website at: http://kdwp.state.ks.us/news/KDWP-Info/Locations/Wildlife-Areas/Region-5/Neosho/Area-News.