Six-duck bag limit gives hunters more options; certain species limited
PRATT — The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks reminds hunters that as late-migrating duck seasons begin, the daily bag limit for ducks has changed from last year. In both youth and regular duck seasons, six ducks is the daily bag limit. (The limit was five last year.) This limit may include no more than one cansvasback, two redheads, two pintails, two scaup, three wood ducks, and five mallards (only two of which may be hens). The daily bag may comprise six of any other duck or combination of duck species. The possession limit is two times the daily bag.

While youth seasons in the Early and High Plains zones were Oct. 2-3, the youth season in the Late Zone will be Oct. 23-24. Other duck season dates and zones include the following:

  • High Plains Zone — Oct. 9-Jan. 3, 2011, and Jan. 22-30, 2011;
  • Early Zone — Oct.9-Dec.5, and Dec. 18-Jan. 2, 2011; and
  • Late Zone — Oct. 30-Jan. 2, 2011, and Jan. 22-30, 2011.

During youth season, hunters 15 and younger may take ducks, geese, coots, and mergansers while hunting under the supervision of an adult 18 years or older. The adult may not hunt.

For weekly updates on public waterfowl management areas, visit the KDWP website,, and click “Hunting/Migratory Birds/ Waterfowl Reports." For a detailed map of the duck zone boundaries and other regulations, pick up a copy of the 2010 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.