Marais des Cygnes Waterfowl Report -
Waterfowl numbers Few snow geese.
Mallard migration rank

MMR = 3.

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

Water levels All units have good water levels.
Hunting/ Habitat conditions NOTICE:   Much of the wildlife area is closed to snow goose hunting due to mowed grain.  These sites are considered to be "baited" until 10 days after grain is consumed.  Map of closures is posted in check-in kiosk.
Hunting success Season ducks:  5,508 / 3,629 hunters = 1.5 success (this is well above average).  Season dark goose harvest = 111.  Zero snow geese harvested since Nov 16.

Snow goose 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 .