Casts and Blasts from Aug. 1 KDWPT commission meeting

As well as what was listed on SUNDAY’S OUTDOORS PAGE, the following also happened at last week’s Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission meeting in Yates Center.

The following waterfowl seasons were set -

Low Plains Early Zone – Oct. 5-Dec. 1, and Dec. 21-Jan.5.

Low Plains Late Zone – Oct. 26-Dec. 29, and Jan. 18-26.

Low Plains Southeast Zone – Nov. 2-3, and Nov. 16-Jan. 26.

Youth seasons are the weekend before the regular season openers.

(Duck limits are up to six ducks, of which no more than five can be mallards, with no more than two hens. Included within the six daily ducks can be no more than two redheads, three wood ducks, three scaup, two pintails and two canvasbacks. The limit will be six birds daily during the special September teal seasson.)

This year the possession limit on all migratory birds will be three times the daily possession limit.

White-fronted goose season – Oct. 26-Dec. 29, and Feb. 1-Feb. 9, daily limit of two.

Canada goose season – Oct. 26-Nov. 3 and Nov. 6-Feb. 9, daily limit of six.

Light goose season – Oct. 26-Nov. 3, and Nov. 6-Feb. 9, daily limit of 50.

– Jim Pitman, Wildlife and Parks upland program coordinator, expressed a desire to reduce the fall turkey limit from four birds to one in turkey management units 4, 5, and 6 during the fall of 2014 fall season. Pitman said spring success rates aren’t high enough to warrant liberal fall limits, though only a very small percentage of fall turkey hunters annually shoot more than one bird.

– Linda Lanterman, state parks director, introduced the current Miss Kansas, Theresa Vail, and said Vail was working with some state park promotions.