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Title 50Chapter ISubchapter CPart 32Subpart B → §32.35


Title 50: Wildlife and Fisheries
PART 32—HUNTING AND FISHING
Subpart B—Refuge-Specific Regulations for Hunting and Fishing


§32.35   Kansas.

The following refuge units are open for hunting and/or fishing as governed by applicable Federal and State regulations, and are listed in alphabetical order with additional refuge-specific regulations.

(a) Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge—(1) Migratory game bird hunting. We allow hunting of goose, duck, coot, dove, rail, woodcock, crow, and common snipe on designated areas of the refuge subject to the following conditions:

(i) You must possess and carry a signed refuge hunt permit (signed brochure) when hunting.

(ii) We prohibit shooting from or over roads and parking areas.

(iii) You may leave temporary blinds (other than portable blinds) constructed of natural vegetation found on site overnight (see §27.93 of this chapter).

(iv) We allow crow hunting on designated areas of the refuge subject to the following conditions:

(A) We prohibit the use of centerfire rifles and pistols for hunting on the refuge.

(B) We close hunting areas on the north side of the Neosho River to all hunting from November 1 through March 1.

(2) Upland game hunting. We allow hunting of pheasant, quail, prairie chicken, rabbit, and squirrel on designated areas of the refuge subject to the following condition: The conditions set forth at paragraphs (a)(1)(i) and (a)(1)(iv)(A) and (B) of this section apply.

(3) Big game hunting. We allow hunting of white-tailed deer and turkey on designated areas of the refuge subject to the following conditions:

(i) We only allow shotguns, muzzleloading firearms (see §27.42 of this chapter), and archery equipment for deer hunting.

(ii) We do not open for deer hunting during the extended white-tailed deer antlerless season in January.

(iii) We require the use of approved nontoxic shot for turkey hunting (see §32.2(k)).

(iv) The conditions set forth at paragraphs (a)(1)(i) and (a)(1)(iv)(A) of this section apply.

(4) Sport fishing. We allow sport fishing on designated areas of the refuge subject to the following conditions:

(i) We close areas on the north side of the Neosho River to all fishing from November 1 through March 1, except for the Dove Roost Pond and the Upper Burgess Marsh.

(ii) We prohibit the take of reptiles and amphibians (see §27.21 of this chapter).

(b) Kirwin National Wildlife Refuge—(1) Migratory game bird hunting. We allow hunting of goose, duck, merganser, coot, mourning dove, and snipe on designated areas of the refuge subject to the following conditions:

(i) You may use natural vegetation to construct a temporary blind.

(ii) You may use portable hunting blinds.

(iii) In Bow Creek, we allow waterfowl hunting only by boat. You may not create a wake while in Bow Creek.

(2) Upland game hunting. We allow hunting of pheasant, quail, prairie chicken, fox squirrel, cottontail rabbit, and turkey on designated areas of the refuge subject to the following conditions:

(i) You may only possess bow and arrow or shotguns no larger than 10 gauge on the refuge.

(ii) During pheasant season, we allow hunting of only pheasant, fox squirrel, and cottontail rabbit.

(3) Big game hunting. We allow hunting of deer and turkey on designated areas of the refuge subject to the following conditions:

(i) We only allow archery hunting of deer.

(ii) You must obtain a refuge-issued permit (FWS Form 3-2405, Self-Clearing Check-in/out Permit) to hunt deer on the refuge.

(iii) You may use natural vegetation to construct a temporary blind.

(iv) We prohibit retrieving deer or turkey from an area closed to deer or turkey hunting.

(4) Sport fishing. We allow sport fishing on designated areas on the refuge subject to the following conditions:

(i) We allow access to Kirwin Reservoir by foot for bank or ice fishing.

(ii) We allow noncommercial collection of bait fish as governed by State regulations.

(iii) We prohibit fishing tournaments on the refuge.

(c) Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge—(1) Migratory game bird hunting. We allow hunting of goose, duck, coot, rail, snipe, woodcock, and mourning dove on designated areas of the refuge subject to the following conditions:

(i) You must possess and carry a signed refuge hunt permit (signed brochure) when hunting.

(ii) We prohibit discharge of firearms within 150 yards (135 meters) of any residence or occupied building.

(iii) We allow only temporary portable blinds and blinds made from natural vegetation.

(2) Upland game hunting. We allow hunting of cottontail rabbit, squirrel, and upland birds on designated areas of the refuge subject to the following conditions:

(i) The conditions set forth at paragraphs (c)(1)(i) and (ii) of this section apply.

(ii) We prohibit centerfire and rimfire rifles and pistols.

(iii) You may possess only bow and arrow or shotguns smaller than 10 gauge while hunting upland game.

(3) Big game hunting. We allow hunting of white-tailed deer and turkey on designated areas of the refuge subject to the following conditions:

(i) The conditions set forth at paragraphs (c)(1)(i), (ii), and (iii) and (c)(2)(ii) of this section apply.

(ii) You must possess and carry a refuge access permit to hunt deer and spring turkey.

(iii) You may possess only approved nontoxic shot for turkey hunting (see §32.2(k)).

(4) Sport fishing. We allow sport fishing on designated areas of the refuge.

(d) Quivira National Wildlife Refuge—(1) Migratory game bird hunting. We allow hunting of goose, duck, coot, Virginia and Sora rail, mourning dove, and snipe on designated areas of the refuge subject to the following conditions:

(i) We open refuge hunting areas from September 1 through February 28.

(ii) The refuge is open from 112 hours before legal sunrise to 112 hours after legal sunset. Hunters must remove all decoys within 1 hour following the end of legal shooting time (legal sunset).

(iii) We prohibit the retrieval of game from areas closed to hunting.

(2) Upland game hunting. We allow hunting of pheasant, quail, squirrel, and rabbit on designated areas of the refuge subject to the following conditions:

(i) The conditions set forth at paragraphs (d)(1)(i) and (ii) of this section apply.

(ii) We only allow shotguns for hunting on the refuge.

(3) [Reserved]

(4) Sport fishing. We allow sport fishing on all waters on the refuge subject to the following conditions:

(i) We prohibit taking of frog, snake, or any other wildlife (see §27.21 of this chapter).

(ii) We prohibit the use of trotlines and setlines.

(iii) We prohibit the use of seines for taking bait.

(iv) We prohibit fishing from water control structures and bridges.

(v) We restrict fishing in the designated “Kid's Pond,” approximately 14 mile (.4 kilometers) west-southwest of headquarters, to youth age 14 and younger, and to a parent and/or guardian age 18 or older accompanying a youth.

(vi) The bag limit for the Kid's Pond is one fish per day.

(vii) The condition set forth at paragraph (d)(1)(ii) of this section applies.

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