Late Zone regular season opens Oct. 27; rest of state now open
PRATT -- Kansas duck hunting is in full swing, with seasons in the High Plains Zone running Oct. 6-Jan. 1, 2008, and Jan. 19-27, 2008, and the Early Zone seasons running Oct.13-Dec.9 and Dec. 15-30. Still to come, however, are the Late Zone seasons -- Oct. 27-Dec. 30 and Jan. 19-Jan. 27, 2008 -- and the Late Zone youth season, which runs the weekend of Oct. 20 and 21.

During the youth season, hunters 15 and younger may hunt under the supervision of an adult 21 years or older who has the appropriate stamps and license. The adult may not hunt.
Good hunting should be found in many areas of the state, both public and private. For weekly updates on public areas, visit the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) website, and type "waterfowl reports" in the search box.

The daily bag limit for ducks is five. This bag may include no more than two scaup, two redheads, and two wood ducks. In addition, only one duck from the following group may be included in the daily bag: hen mallard, pintail, canvasback or mottled duck.

For example, if a pintail is taken, no hen mallard, mottled duck, or canvasback may be taken that day; if a hen mallard is taken, no pintail, mottled duck, or canvasback may be taken that day, and so forth. The daily bag may comprise five of any other species or combination of species.

For a detailed map of the duck zone boundaries, information on stamps, and other regulations, pick up a copy of the 2007 Kansas Hunting and Furharvesting Regulations Summary, available at all Kansas Wildlife and Parks offices and most license vendors, or download the booklet from the KDWP website.