Kansas Migratory Bird Seasons and Regulations

Migratory Dove (Mourning, white-winged)

Season

09/01/2023 - 11/29/2023

Area Open

Statewide

Daily Bag Limit

15 (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

01/01/2023 - 12/31/2023

Area Open

Statewide

Daily Bag Limit

No limit

Possession Limit

No limit

Note: No limit on Eurasian collared and ringed turtle doves, but if taken in addition to the migratory dove limit, they must have a fully-feathered wing attached during transport.

Rail (Sora and Virginia)

Season

09/01/2023 - 11/09/2023

Area Open

Statewide

Daily Bag Limit

25

Possession Limit

75

Stamps Required

Kansas HIP Permit

Snipe

Season

09/01/2023 - 12/16/2023

Area Open

Statewide

Daily Bag Limit

8

Possession Limit

24

Stamps Required

Kansas HIP Stamp

Woodcock

Season

10/14/2023 - 11/27/2023

Area Open

Statewide

Daily Bag Limit

3

Possession Limit

9

Stamps Required

Kansas HIP Permit

Teal, High Plains Zone

Season

09/16/2023 - 09/24/2023

Area Open

West of Hwy. U. S. 283

Daily Bag Limit

6 teal (any combination of blue-winged, green-winged, or cinnamon teal)

Possession Limit

18 teal in possession

Stamps Required

Kansas HIP Permit, State Waterfowl Stamp, Federal Waterfowl Stamp

Teal, Low Plains Zone

Season

09/09/2023 - 09/24/2023

Area Open

East of Hwy. U. S. 283

Daily Bag Limit

6 teal (any combination of blue-winged, green-winged, or cinnamon teal)

Possession Limit

18 teal in possession

Stamps Required

Kansas HIP Permit, State Waterfowl Stamp, Federal Waterfowl Stamp

Ducks, High Plains Unit

Season

10/07/2023 - 12/31/2023 and 01/19/2024 - 01/28/2024

Area Open

High Plains Zone (see map)

Daily Bag Limit

6 (Limit Info)

Possession Limit

Three times the daily limit

Stamps Required

Kansas HIP Permit, State Waterfowl Stamp, Federal Waterfowl Stamp

Ducks, Low Plains Early Zone

Season

10/07/2023 - 12/03/2023 and 12/23/2023 - 01/07/2024

Area Open

Early Zone (see map)

Daily Bag Limit

6 (Limit Info)

Possession Limit

Three times the daily limit

Stamps Required

Kansas HIP Permit, State Waterfowl Stamp, Federal Waterfowl Stamp

Ducks, Low Plains Late Zone

Season

10/28/2023 - 12/31/2023 and 01/20/2024 - 01/28/2024

Area Open

Late Zone (see map)

Daily Bag Limit

6 (Limit Info)

Possession Limit

Three times the daily limit

Stamps Required

Kansas HIP Permit, State Waterfowl Stamp, Federal Waterfowl Stamp

Ducks, Low Plains Southeast Zone

Season

11/11/2023 - 01/07/2024 and 01/13/2024 - 01/28/2024

Area Open

Southeast Zone (see map)

Daily Bag Limit

6 (Limit Info)

Possession Limit

Three times the daily limit

Stamps Required

Kansas HIP Permit, State Waterfowl Stamp, Federal Waterfowl Stamp

Duck Limits

6 ducks, any combination of six ducks and/or mergansers which may include no more than five mallards (only two of which may be hens), three wood ducks, two redheads, two canvasbacks, one scaup, and one pintail.

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, Veteran and Active Military Waterfowl Seasons (Youth 17 and younger)

High Plains Unit

09/30/2023 - 10/01/2023

Low Plains Early Zone

09/30/2023 - 10/01/2023

Low Plains Late Zone

10/21/2023 - 10/22/2023

Southeast Zone

11/04/2023 - 11/05/2023

Canada Geese

Season

10/28/2023 - 10/29/2023 and 11/01/2023 - 02/11/2024

Area Open

Statewide

Daily Bag Limit

6 (including Brant)

Possession Limit

18

Stamps Required

Kansas HIP Permit, State Waterfowl Stamp, Federal Waterfowl Stamp

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