Neosho Wildlife Area Waterfowl Report -
|Waterfowl numbers|| |
Duck Season Opens November 9th, 2019
iSportsman (electronic daily hunt permit system) is required for all hunters, We now have a zero tolerance policy on failure to comply with iSportsman and check station requirements.
25,000-30,000 ducks mainly Mallards, Teal, Gadwall and Pintail 500 White-fronts and 200 Canada Geese
|Water level|| |
Pool 1-250 acres Pool 2A- 110 acres
Pool 2B- 145 acres Pool 4A-90 acres
Pool 4B- 45 acres
Pool 5-Middle and Upper Pools have some water.Lower pool is dry.
Pool 6-Dry Pool 7-Dry
Pool 8-Full Refuge (Pool 3)- Full
South Unit- 55 acres (Timber is dry; pump was pulled and is hopefully reinstalled after repairs by the end of next week. Will be pumped IF river flows allow according to Division of Water Resources.)
We currently have water at levels that we generally have every year for the opener. Remember it is a long season and water will be staged up through out the season in order to provide food and preferable water depths for foraging waterfowl.
Please take a look at the maps below for a layout of the pools and their respective names.
|Hunting conditions|| |
Excellent. With all of the wet weather this spring and summer the moist soil production on the area looks fantastic. Wild millets, smartweed, sedge, etc. will provide ample food resources for this upcoming fall and winter for migrating waterfowl.
Expect crowded conditions as usual for opening weekend. Please use caution and allow plenty of space between hunting parties for a safe and enjoyable opener.
Please see the area news page for a breakdown of habitat types within each pool.
|Expected hunting success|| |
Low Plains Southeast Zone Duck Season Nov. 9, 2019 - Jan. 5, 2020 and Jan. 11-26, 2020
Teal Season 2019 - 129 Hunters harvested 384 teal for a 2.98 BPH average
32 Youth Hunters Harvested 133 ducks for a 4.15 bph. 20% of the Harvest was teal, 53% Mallards.
If the red check out sign is out at check station all hunters are required to stop. Thanks
All boats must operate at no wake speeds within boating canals (signs are posted)
Watercraft are only permitted within the hunting pools during an open waterfowl season
All Boating regulations are enforced! (Lifejackets, navigation lights, etc)
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 https://kdwpt.isportsman.net/to register prior to hunting season.
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.
Waterfowl hunting in Pool 8 is restricted to youth hunters and their mentor on weekends and holidays.