Marais des Cygnes Waterfowl Report

Waterfowl numbers > 25,000 ducks, mostly mallards.  Few geese.
Mallard migration rank

MMR = 7.

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

Water levels All units have good water levels for this point in the season.
Hunting/ Habitat conditions No ice.
Hunting success Wed - Thur:  136 ducks / 136 hunters = 1.0 success.  Season:  3,194 / 2,148 hunters = 1.5 success.  Success better on Monday & Tuesday, but declining later in the week.  Dark goose harvest = 25.

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.

There is construction work along the river side of Unit G – for your safety, please stay away from the construction area.

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.

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