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Kansas Waterfowl Hunting

Season/Zone Dates Notes
Duck, Coot & Merganser
High Plains
Oct 8 – Jan 1
Jan 20 – Jan 29
Youth: Oct 1-2
Portion of the State west of U.S. 283
Duck, Coot & Merganser
Low Plains Early
Oct 8 – Dec 4
Dec 17 – Jan 1
Youth: Oct 1-2
Part of Kansas bounded by a line from the NE-KS State line south on K-128 to US-36, then east to K-199, then south to Republic County 30 Rd, then south to K-148, then east to Republic County 50 Rd, then south to Cloud County 40th Rd, then south to K-9, then west to US-24, then west to US-281, then north to US-36, then west to US-183, then south to US-24, then west to K-18, then southeast to US-183, then south to K-4, then east to I-135, then south to K-61, then southwest to McPherson County 14th Avenue, then south to Arapaho Rd, then west to K-61, then southwest to K-96, then northwest to US-56, then southwest to K-19, then east to US-281, then south to US-54, then west to US-183, then north to US-56, then southwest to Ford County Rd 126, then south to US-400, then northwest to US-283, then north to the Nebraska-Kansas State line, then east to K-128.
Duck, Coot & Merganser
Low Plains Late
Oct 29 – Jan 1
Jan 21 – Jan 29
Youth: Oct 22-23
Part of Kansas bounded by a line from the NE-KS State line south on K-128 to US-36, then east to K-199, then south to Republic County 30 Rd, then south to K-148, then east to Republic County 50 Rd, then south to Cloud County 40th Rd, then south to K-9, then west to US-24, then west to US-281, then north to US-36, then west to US-183, then south to US-24, then west to K-18, then southeast to US-183, then south to K-4, then east to I-135, then south to K-61, then southwest to 14thits junction with Arapaho Rd, then west to K-61, then southwest to K-96, then northwest to US-56, then southwest to K-19, then east to US-281, then south to US-54, then west to US-183, then north to US-56, then southwest to Ford County Rd 126, then south to US-400, then northwest to US-283, then south to the Oklahoma-Kansas State line, then east along the Oklahoma-Kansas State line to US-77, then north to Butler County, NE 150th Street, then east to US-35, then northeast to K-68, then east to the KS-MO State line, then north along the KS-MO State line to the Nebraska State line, then west along the KS-NE State line to K-128.
Duck, Coot & Merganser
Low Plains Southeast
Nov 12 – Jan 1
Jan 7 – Jan 29
Youth: Nov 5-6
Part of Kansas bounded by a line from the Missouri-Kansas State line west on K-68 to US-35, then southwest to Butler County, NE 150th Street, then west until K-77, then south to the OK-KS State line, then east along the KS-OK State line to the Missouri State line, then north along the KS-MO State line to K-68.
Teal High Plains: Sep 17 – Sep 25
Low Plains: Sep 10 – Sep 25
High Plains: West of US-283
Low Plains: East of US-283
Canada Goose Oct 29 – Jan 1
Jan 4 – Feb 12
White-fronted Goose Oct 29 – Jan 1
Jan 21 – Feb 12
Light Goose Oct 29 – Jan 1
Jan 4 – Feb 12
Light Goose Conservation Order Feb 13 – Apr 30 Unplugged shotguns and electronic calls permitted

Additional Information

Bag Limit Species/Season Daily Limit
Possession limit: 3 times daily bag limit
Ducks 6, including no more than:

  • 5 mallards (max 2 female)
  • 2 canvasbacks
  • 3 scaup
  • 2 redheads
  • 2 pintails
  • 3 wood ducks
Coots 15
Mergansers 5, including no more than 2 hooded mergansers
Teal 6
Canada Geese 6, including Brant
White-fronted Geese 2
Light Geese 50, no possession limit
Light Goose Conservation Order No bag or possession limit
Hunting Times Area/Season Times
Statewide 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
Light Goose Conservation Order 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset
Arms & Ammo Type Details
Shotgun 10 gauge or smaller, incapable of holding more than three shells
Shot Must be non-toxic
Falconry Permitted
Archery Bow & arrow permitted