Marais des Cygnes Waterfowl Report

Waterfowl numbers Unknown--no recent count.  Estimate 15,000 +/- ducks, few geese.
Mallard migration rank

MMR = 6.

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

Water levels All units have good water levels for early in the season.
Hunting/ Habitat conditions No ice.  Heavy hunting pressure over the weekend.  Expect very heavy hunting pressure over the holiday (Wednesday thru Saturday).
Hunting success Weekend:  288 ducks / 268 hunters = 1.1 success.  Sunday was the first day this season of > 1.0 success.  Season:  1,729 / 872 hunters = 2.0 success.  Dark goose harvest = 3.

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.