Waterfowl

Waterfowl hunting may be done on land in corn and wheat fields or over water on the Missouri River (mostly boat access with a few wade-in areas), on natural wetlands or on man-made impoundments. License options for nonmembers include daily ($30) or season ($90); federal stamps are also required.

Hunting in blinds over flooded corn is available at Medicine Creek for no extra fee and in heated pit blinds at Little Bend for an additional fee ($200 per day per person guided and $100 per day per person unguided - decoys and heaters are provided).

For the first time in decades, the Mni Sho Sho Goose Camp will no longer be operated as a goose camp, but will be changed to a Walk-in Area for all hunting and no special fees willl be required.

Due to widespread changes in waterfowl migrations, it is no longer feasible to operate the goose camp. As a Walk-in Area, there will be goose hunting opportunities as well as other types of hunting. Please see the main hunting map for designated roads that may be used; all other parts of this unit are walk-in only.

 

 

2017-2018 Waterfowl Regulations will be available by late August.

 

2016-17 NON-TRIBAL MEMBER WATERFOWL Regulations

Geese

            Canada Geese

Season Length:  107 days.

Season Dates:  October 29, 2016 – February 12, 2017.

Daily Bag Limit:  6

Possession Limit: 18

 

White-fronted Geese

Season Length:  88 days.

Season Dates:  October 29, 2016 – January 24, 2017.

Daily Bag Limit:  2.

Possession Limit: 6.

           

Light Geese

Season Length:  107 days.

Season Dates:  October 29, 2016 – February 12, 2017.

Note: A Conservation Order will also occur February 13, 2017 – May 1, 2017.

Daily Bag Limit:  20.

Possession Limit:  No limit.

 

Ducks, Coots and Mergansers

Season Length:  97 days

Season Dates:    October 8, 2016 – January 12, 2017

 

Ducks

Daily bag limit: 6 ducks, which may include no more than 5 mallards (may include no more than 2 hens), 3 scaup, 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 2 pintails, 1 mottled duck, 2 canvasback; additional 2 bonus blue-winged teal October 8 – October 23.

Possession limit: Three times the daily bag limit.

 

Merganser

Daily bag limit: 5 (only 2 may be a hooded merganser) and is separate from the duck bag limit. 

Possession limit: Three times the daily bag limit.

 

Coot

Daily bag limit: 15 and is separate from the duck bag limit. 

Possession limit: 45.

 

 

 

2016-17 TRIBAL MEMBER WATERFOWL Regulations

Geese

Season Length (all geese): 191 days.

Season Dates (all geese):  September 1, 2016 – March 10, 2017.

 

Canada Geese

Daily Bag Limit:  6

Possession Limit: 18

 

            White-fronted Geese

Daily Bag Limit:  2

Possession Limit: 6

 

            Light Geese

Daily Bag Limit:  20

Note: A Conservation Order will also occur March 11, 2017 – May 3, 2017.

Possession Limit:  No limit.

 

Ducks, Coots and Mergansers

            Season Length (all ducks, coots, mergansers): 191 days.

            Season Dates (all ducks, coots, mergansers):  September 1, 2016 – March 10, 2017.

 

Ducks

Daily bag limit: 6 ducks, which may include no more than 5 mallards (may include no more than 2 hens), 3 scaup, 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 2 pintails, 1 mottled duck, 2 canvasback, and 2 bonus blue-winged teal during the first 16 days of the season; additional 2 bonus blue-winged teal September 1 – September 16.

Possession limit:  Three times the daily bag limit, taken according to the daily limit.

 

Merganser

Daily bag limit: 5 (only 2 may be a hooded merganser) and is separate from the duck bag limit. 

Possession limit: Three times the daily bag limit.

 

Coot

Daily bag limit: 15 and is separate from the duck bag limit. 

Possession limit: 45.