Migratory Birds

DOVE (Mourning, white-winged, Eurasian collared, and ringed turtle doves)

  • Season: Sept.1 - Nov. 29, 2016
  • Area open: Statewide
  • Daily bag limit: 15 (The daily bag limit applies to mourning and white-winged doves, single species or in combination. There is no limit on Eurasian collared and ringed turtle dove, but any taken in addition to a limit of mourning and white-winged doves must have a fully-feathered wing attached during transport.)
  • Possession limit: 45
  • Stamps Required: Kansas HIP Permit

EXOTIC DOVE (Eurasian collared and ringed turtle doves only)

  • Season: Nov. 30, 2016 - Feb. 28, 2017
  • Area open: Statewide
  • Daily bag limit: No limit
  • Possession limit: No limit
  • None

RAIL (Sora and Virginia)

  • Season: Sept. 1 - Nov 9, 2016
  • Area open: Statewide
  • Daily bag limit: 25
  • Possession limit: 75
  • Stamps Required: Kansas HIP Permit

SNIPE

  • Season: Sept. 1 - Dec. 16, 2016
  • Area open: Statewide
  • Daily bag limit: 8
  • Possession limit: 24
  • Stamps Required: Kansas HIP Stamp

WOODCOCK

  • Season: Oct. 15 - Nov. 28, 2016
  • Area open: Statewide
  • Daily bag limit:
  • Possession limit: 9
  • Stamps Required: Kansas HIP Permit

TEAL, HIGH PLAINS ZONE

  • Season: Sept. 17-25, 2016
  • Area open: West of Hwy. U. S. 283
  • Daily bag limit: 6
  • Possession limit: 18
  • Stamps Required: Kansas HIP Permit, State Waterfowl Stamp, Federal Waterfowl Stamp

TEAL, LOW PLAINS ZONE

  • Season: Sept. 10-25, 2016
  • Area open: East of Hwy. U. S. 283
  • Daily bag limit: 6
  • Possession limit: 18
  • Stamps Required: Kansas HIP Permit, State Waterfowl Stamp, Federal Waterfowl Stamp

DUCKS, HIGH PLAINS UNIT

  • Season:  Oct. 8, 2016 - Jan. 1, 2017 and Jan. 20 - 29, 2017
  • Area open: High Plains Zone (see map)
  • Daily bag limit: 6
  • Possession limit: Three times the daily limit
  • Stamps Required: Kansas HIP Permit, State Waterfowl Stamp, Federal Waterfowl Stamp

DUCKS, LOW PLAINS EARLY ZONE

  • Season: Oct. 8 - Dec. 4, 2016 and Dec. 17, 2016 - Jan. 1, 2017
  • Area open: Early Zone (see map)
  • Daily bag limit: 6
  • Possession limit: Three times the daily limit
  • Stamps Required: Kansas HIP Permit, State Waterfowl Stamp, Federal Waterfowl Stamp

DUCKS, LOW PLAINS LATE ZONE

  • Season: Oct. 29, 2016 - Jan. 1, 2017 and Jan. 21-29, 2017
  • Area open: Late Zone (see map)
  • Daily bag limit: 6
  • Possession limit: Three times the daily limit
  • Stamps Required: Kansas HIP Permit, State Waterfowl Stamp, Federal Waterfowl Stamp

DUCKS, LOW PLAINS SOUTHEAST ZONE

  • Season: Nov. 12, 2016 - Jan. 1, 2017 and Jan. 7 - 29, 2017
  • Area open: Southeast Zone (see map)
  • Daily bag limit: 6
  • Possession limit: Three times the daily limit
  • Stamps Required: Kansas HIP Permit, State Waterfowl Stamp, Federal Waterfowl Stamp

DUCK LIMITS

Six ducks including no more than, 5 mallards, of which only 2 may be hens; 3 wood ducks; 3 scaup; 2 pintails; 2 redheads; and 2 canvasbacks. Possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.

MERGANSERS

  • Season: Same as duck seasons
  • Area Open: Statewide
  • Daily Bag Limit: 5, including no more than 2 hooded mergansers
  • Possession Limit: 15
  • Stamps Required: Kansas HIP Permit, State Waterfowl Stamp, Federal Waterfowl Stamp

COOTS

  • Season: Same as duck seasons
  • Area Open: Statewide
  • Daily Bag Limit: 15
  • Possession Limit: 45
  • Stamps Required: Kansas HIP Permit, State Waterfowl Stamp, Federal Waterfowl Stamp

YOUTH WATERFOWL SEASONS

  • High Plains Unit: Oct. 1-2, 2016
  • Low Plains Early Zone: Oct. 1-2, 2016
  • Low Plains Late Zone: Oct. 22-23, 2016
  • Southeast Zone: Nov. 5-6, 2016

CANADA GEESE

  • Season: Oct. 29, 2016 - Jan. 1, 2017 and Jan. 4, 2017 - Feb. 12, 2017
  • Area open: Statewide
  • Daily bag limit: 6 (including Brant)
  • Possession limit: 18
  • Stamps Required: Kansas HIP Permit, State Waterfowl Stamp, Federal Waterfowl Stamp

WHITE-FRONTED GEESE

  • Season: Oct. 29, 2016 - Jan. 1, 2017 and Jan. 21 - Feb. 12, 2017
  • Area open: Statewide
  • Daily bag limit: 2
  • Possession limit: 6
  • Stamps Required: Kansas HIP Permit, State Waterfowl Stamp, Federal Waterfowl Stamp

LIGHT GEESE

  • Season: Oct. 29 - Jan. 1, 2017 and Jan. 4, 2017 - Feb. 12, 2017
  • Area open: Statewide
  • Daily bag limit: 50
  • Possession limit: No limit
  • Stamps Required: Kansas HIP Permit, State Waterfowl Stamp, Federal Waterfowl Stamp

LIGHT GEESE, CONSERVATION ORDER

  • Season:Feb. 13, 2017-April 30, 2017
  • Area Open:Statewide
  • Daily Limit: Unlimited
  • Possession Limit:Unlimited
  • Stamps Required: Kansas HIP Permit, State Waterfowl Stamp, Federal Waterfowl Stamp
  • Equipment Restrictions:During the Conservation Order, unplugged shotguns and electronic calls may be used. Shooting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

SANDHILL CRANE

  • Season: Nov. 9, 2016-Jan. 5, 2017
  • Daily bag limit: 3
  • Possession limit: 9
  • Stamps Required: Kansas HIP Permit, Sandhill Crane Permit