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Kansas Waterfowl, Antelope and Elk Seasons Set

PRATT – The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KWPT) Commission approved recommendations for the state’s 2018-2019 waterfowl seasons during the public hearing portion of the Commission’s April 26 meeting in Chanute. The approved season dates are as follows:

TEAL

High Plains Unit: Sept. 15-23, 2018

Low Plains Zones: Sept. 8-23, 2018

YOUTH WATERFOWL

High Plains Unit: Oct. 6-7, 2018

Low Plains Early Zone: Oct. 6-7, 2018

Low Plains Late Zone: Oct. 20-21, 2018

Low Plains Southeast Zone: Nov. 3-4, 2018

DUCK, MERGANSER, AND COOT

High Plains Unit: Oct. 13-Dec. 31, 2018 and Jan. 12-27, 2019

Low Plains Early Zone: Oct. 13-Dec. 16, 2018 and Dec. 22-30, 2018

Low Plains Late Zone: Oct. 27-Dec. 30, 2018 and Jan. 19-27, 2019

Low Plains Southeast Zone: Nov. 10, 2018-Jan. 6, 2019 and Jan. 12-27, 2019

GOOSE

White-fronted Geese: Oct. 27-Dec. 30, 2018 and Jan. 26-Feb. 17, 2019

Dark Geese (including Canada and Brant): Oct. 27-28, 2018 and Nov. 7, 2018-Feb. 17, 2019

Light Geese (including Snow and Ross’): Oct. 27-28, 2018 and Nov. 7, 2018-Feb. 17, 2019

Light Goose Conservation Order: Feb. 18-Apr. 30, 2019

The Commission also approved the 2018 antelope and elk seasons:

ANTELOPE

Archery: Sept. 22-30, 2018 and Oct. 13-31, 2018

Muzzleloader: Oct. 1-8, 2018

Firearm: Oct. 5-8, 2018

ELK

Archery (Statewide except Fort Riley, Subunit 2a, and Unit 1): Sept. 17-Dec. 31, 2018

Firearm (Statewide, except Fort Riley, Subunit 2a and Unit 1): Aug. 1-31, 2018; Nov. 28-Dec. 9, 2018; and Jan. 1-March 15, 2019

Muzzleloader (Statewide except Fort Riley, Subunit 2a and Unit 1): Sept. 1-30, 2018

ELK – FORT RILEY

Archery (Fort Riley, Subunit 2a): Sept. 1-30, 2018

Firearm (Fort Riley, Subunit 2a): First Segment – Oct. 1-31, 2018; Second Segment – Nov. 1-30, 2018; and Third Segment – Dec. 1-31, 2018

Muzzleloader (Fort Riley, subunit 2a): Sept. 1-30, 2018

The next KWPT Commission meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E 29th St N, in Wichita.