Neosho Wildlife Area Waterfowl Report -
Waterfowl numbers
iSportsman (electronic daily hunt permit system) is required for all hunters, We now have a zero tolerance policy on failure to comply with iSportsman.

Teal numbers declining with constant hunting pressure, Wood Ducks and a few big duck starting to show up.  Canada Geese are also utilizing the Refuge Pool. 

Water level

Approximately 100 acres of water in the hunting pools with the majority of the water being confined to the ditches.  Oxbow in 2B has water in it. 

Refuge 3.5' low.  Currently not pumping


Hunting conditions

Please see the area news page for a breakdown of habitat types within each pool.  

Expected hunting success

Poor...success dropped to almost nothing last week.  

Opening weekend of Early Teal was very good, the area had 98 hunters with a BPH average of 4.45.  Success has dropped way off due to the heavy hunting pressure over the weekend. 

We want to thank everyone for the continued cooperation with utilizing our electronic check-in/out system. We encountered very few issues with compliance last hunting season.  Please continue your efforts with compliance during the 2020-21 hunting season.  Area staff look at and manipulate this data in many different ways to make management decisions for upcoming years and to also look at what management strategies worked during the hunting season.    

All Boating regulations are enforced! (Lifejackets, navigation lights, etc.)
All boats must operate at no wake speeds within boating canals (signs are posted)

If you are having trouble logging into iSportsman, PLEASE DO NOT create a new account! Please contact our office prior to hunting, (620) 449 2539, and leave a detailed message with your name and number and we will get back with you to assist with retrieving your log in information.

Please remember to fill out the permit with accurate information. THIS INFORMATION IS VERY IMPORTANT TO THE CURRENT AND FUTURE MANAGEMENT OF THE AREA. FILL OUT ONLY YOUR INDIVIDUAL HARVEST EFFORTS, each individual hunter needs to check in/out and report his/her harvest totals. i.e., NOT A GROUP HARVEST TOTAL.

Neosho WA requires all hunters to utilize the daily permit system called isportsman.  Hunters will need to register via PC prior to hunting at Neosho WA.  Hunters will be able to login via PC, smartphone, or call in from cell phone or landline phone each day prior to hunting to get a daily permit, and report back similar to the paper daily permits.  Please visit register prior to hunting season.

Waterfowl hunting in Pool 8 is restricted to youth hunters and their mentor on weekends and holidays.