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Neosho Wildlife Area Waterfowl Report

Waterfowl numbers 25,000 mixed puddle ducks mainly Teal and Mallards and various divers species.  150 Canada Geese. 
Mallard Migration Rank

MMR=6

0= No Mallards, 1= Very Few Mallards, 5= Moderate Numbers, 10= Peak

Water level Refuge pool is currently 2 ft.  Pools 1, 2 and 4 currently have water.   Area beginning to thaw out.  Should be open by 11-21-14.  The South Unit pump project is on hold for now as there was a problem arise with the pump and its ability to work under low river flows. Contractor is supposed to be here sometime the first week of December.  Water levels on the main area are at normal stages or above for this time of year and pools will continue to build as the season progresses.  Boats should be able to access into any pool.  Pumps running 24 hours a day since 11/13/14.    
Hunting conditions Good.  Beginning to thaw out.    
Expected hunting success Good.  Please remember to utilize the isporstman electronic check in and out system.  We have had good compliance but still a few that are using the old paper system.  We are running low on cards so we encourage everyone to use electronic system.  Thanks so much for your cooperation in transitioning into this new system!!! 
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2014-15 South East Zone season dates are Nov. 8-9 and Nov. 15-Jan 25.

If the red check out sign is out at check station all hunters are required to stop.  Thanks

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.