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Marais des Cygnes Waterfowl Report

Waterfowl numbers Unknown waterfowl numbers-->30,000 ducks.
Mallard migration rank

MMR = 8.

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

Water levels All units have good water levels.
Hunting/ Habitat conditions Old ice virtually gone.  Some new ice developed this (Friday) a.m., but shouldn't be much of a factor.  Expect crowded conditions this weekend!
Hunting success Last 2 days (Jan 21 & 22):  300 ducks / 91 hunters = 3.3 success.  Season:  4,962 / 3,337 hunters = 1.5 success.  Season dark goose harvest = 58.

Waterfowl hunters must register before hunting and report harvest after the hunt (KAR 115-8-1). Notice: You must fill out reports completely and accurately. False reports will be prosecuted.  Isportsman electronic registration is not available for Marais des Cygnes this season.

Outboard motors are restricted on this wildlife area and are allowed in Unit G and in the boat lane only in Unit A-East. Outboards are not allowed in any other wetland units. Electric trolling motors are unrestricted. Boats must be operated at wakeless speed.  Boats must have sufficient PFDs for occupants.

Waterfowl report is updated only if there are significant changes in waterfowl numbers or hunting conditions.