Neosho Wildlife Area Waterfowl Report
|Waterfowl numbers||20,000 +/- mixed puddle ducks mainly Teal and Mallards and various divers species. 500 Canada Geese.|
|Mallard Migration Rank||
0= No Mallards, 1= Very Few Mallards, 5= Moderate Numbers, 10= Peak
|Water level||Refuge pool is currently 2 ft. Pools 1, 2, 4 and upper 5 currently have water. 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 in December. Boats can access any pool. Pumping is basically done for the year.|
|Hunting conditions||Good. No ice.|
|Expected hunting success||Poor. Hunter success has been very poor for the month of December. 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. Area staff would really like to see the paper cards system numbers decline as we are running low on cards so we would like to encourage everyone to use electronic system. Thanks so much for your cooperation in transitioning into this new system!!!|
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.