Migratory Birds

MIGRATORY DOVE (Mourning, white-winged)

  • Season: Sept.1-Nov. 29, 2019
  • Area open: Statewide
  • Daily bag limit: 15 (The daily bag limit applies to mourning and white-winged doves, single species or in combination.
  • Possession limit: 45
  • Stamps Required: Kansas HIP Permit

EXOTIC DOVE (Eurasian collared and ringed turtle doves only)

  • Season: Year-round
  • Area open: Statewide
  • Daily bag limit: No limit
  • Possession limit: No limit
  • There is no limit on Eurasian collared and ringed turtle doves, but any taken in addition to a limit of mourning and white-winged doves during the migratory dove season must have a fully-feathered wing attached during transport.

RAIL (Sora and Virginia)

Season: Sept. 1-Nov 9, 2019

Area open: Statewide

Daily bag limit: 25

Possession limit: 75

Stamps Required: Kansas HIP Permit

SNIPE

Season: Sept. 1-Dec. 16, 2019

Area open: Statewide

Daily bag limit: 8

Possession limit: 24

Stamps Required: Kansas HIP Stamp

WOODCOCK

Season: Oct. 12-Nov. 25, 2019

Area open: Statewide

Daily bag limit: 3

Possession limit: 9

Stamps Required: Kansas HIP Permit

TEAL, HIGH PLAINS ZONE

Season: Sept. 21-29, 2019

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. 14-29, 2019

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. 12, 2019-Jan. 5, 2020 and Jan. 17-26, 2020

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. 12-Dec. 8 and Dec. 14-29, 2019

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. 26-Dec. 29, 2019 and Jan. 18-26, 2020

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. 9, 2019-Jan. 5, 2020 and Jan. 11-26, 2020

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 redheads; 2 canvasbacks; and 1 pintail. 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. 5-6, 2019

Low Plains Early Zone: Oct. 5-6, 2019

Low Plains Late Zone: Oct. 19-20, 2019

Southeast Zone: Nov. 2-3, 2019

CANADA GEESE

Season: Oct. 26-27, 2019 and Nov.6, 2019-Feb. 16, 2020

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. 26-Dec. 29, 2019 and Jan. 25-Feb. 16, 2020

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. 26-27, 2019 and Nov. 6, 2019-Feb. 16, 2020

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. 17-April 30, 2020

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. 6, 2019-Jan. 2, 2020

Daily bag limit: 3

Possession limit: 9

Stamps Required: Kansas HIP Permit, Sandhill Crane Permit