Neosho Wildlife Area Waterfowl Report

Waterfowl numbers 30,000 +/- mixed puddle ducks mainly Teal and Mallards and various divers species.  2200 Canada Geese 500 White Fronts.  60 Swans 
Mallard Migration Rank

MMR=8

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

Water level Refuge pool is currently 1.5 ft.  The South Unit pump project is back in construction mode and the contractors are making good progress.   Pumping is basically done for the year.        
Hunting conditions Good.  No Ice      
Expected hunting success Fair.  Hunter numbers and harvest have been down with the exception of the opening days.  On the season 2459 hunters have harvested 3871 ducks for a 1.6 BPH average.  This is still a very respectable BPH average for public hunting.  Hopefully mother nature will cooperate and we will have two good weeks of hunting to finish up the season.  Please remember to utilize the isporstman electronic check in and out system.  Thanks so much for your cooperation and support 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.