Migratory and Waterfowl Seasons

2018-19 Migratory Bird Hunting Seasons

Season

Dates

Daily Bag Limit

Possession Limit

Rails

September 15 - 30
November 10 – January 2

 

 

King and Clapper

Sora and Virginia

15 in the aggregate

25 in the aggregate

King and Clapper

Sora and Virginia

45 in the aggregate

75 in the aggregate

 

Gallinules

 

September 15 - 30
November 10 – January 2

 

15

45

Snipe

 

 

Statewide

November 2 – December 2
December 15 – February 28

8

24

Woodcock

Dec. 18 - Jan. 31

3

9

Teal (Blue-winged, Green-winged and Cinnamon only)

 

 

Sept. 15 – 30

 

 

6

18

Mourning, White-winged, fully dressed Eurasian Collared and Ringed-turtle Doves

 

North Zone

South Zone

Sept. 1 – 23
Oct. 6 – Nov. 11
Dec. 16 – Jan. 14

 

Sept. 1 – 9
Oct. 6 – Nov. 25
Dec. 16 – Jan. 14

 

15 in the aggregate

45 in the aggregate

Ducks, Coots and Mergansers

West Zone

East Zone

Coastal Zone

November 10 – December 2
               December 15 - January 20               

 

November 17 – December 2      

               December 15 - January 27                

 

November 10 – Dec. 2    
               December 15 – January 20

 

Ducks 6

Coots 15

Mergansers 5 (no more than 2 hooded)

No more than 4 mallards (no more than 2 females) 

3 wood ducks

3 scaup

2 canvasbacks

2 redheads

1 mottled duck

1 black duck

2 pintail

three times the daily bag limit

Youth Waterfowl Hunts

West Zone

East Zone

Coastal Zone

Nov. 3 and Jan. 26

Nov. 10 and Feb. 2

Nov. 3-4

Same as regular season

Same as regular season

Light Geese     (Snow, Blue, Ross')

North Zone

South Zone

November 3 – December 2
               December 15 – February 10

 

November 3 – December 2
               December 15 – February 10

 

20

No possession limit

White-fronted Geese (Specklebelly)

North Zone

South Zone

November 3 – December 2
               December 15 – February 10

 

November 3 – December 2
               December 15 – February 10

 

2

6 possession limit

 

Conservation Order For Light Geese (Snow, Blue And Ross’s):

 

 

 

 

North Zone

South Zone

December 3 – December 14
               February 11 – March 10

 

December 3 - December 14
               February 11 - March 10

 

 

No bag limit

No possession limit

Canada Geese

North Zone

South Zone

November 3 – December 2
               December 15 - January 31

 

November 3 – December 2
               December 15 – January 31

 

 

1

3 possession limit

 

FALCONRY SEASONS FOR RAILS AND GALLINULES:

Statewide: Nov. 3 - Jan. 31

Falconry daily bag and possession limit for all permitted migratory game birds must not exceed 3 and 9 birds respectively, singly or in aggregate, during the extended falconry seasons and regular hunting seasons.

 

FALCONRY SEASONS FOR DUCKS:

Statewide: Nov. 3 - Jan. 31

 

FALCONRY SEASONS FOR WOODCOCK:

Statewide: Nov. 2 - Jan. 31

 

EXTENDED FALCONRY FOR DOVES

Statewide: Sept. 15 - Oct. 1