Migratory and Waterfowl Seasons

2017-2018 Migratory Game Bird Hunting Seasons

 

Season

Dates

Daily Bag Limit

Possession Limit

Rails

Sept. 15-30

Nov. 11 - Jan. 3

 

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

 

Sept. 15-30

Nov. 11 - Jan. 3

 

15

45

Snipe

 

 

Statewide

Nov. 2 - Dec. 3

Dec. 16 - Feb. 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. 2-24

Oct. 7 - Nov. 12

Dec. 17 - Jan. 15

Sept. 2-10 

Oct. 7 - Nov. 26 

Dec. 17 - Jan. 15

15 in the aggregate

45 in the aggregate

Ducks, Coots and Mergansers

West Zone

East Zone

Coastal Zone

Nov. 4 (Youth Only)

Nov. 11 - Dec. 3

Dec. 16 - Jan. 21

Jan. 27 (Youth Only)

Nov. 11 (Youth Only)

Nov. 18 - Dec. 3

Dec. 16 - Jan. 28

Feb. 3 (Youth Only)

Nov. 4-5 (Youth Only)

Nov. 11 - Dec. 3 Dec.

16 - Jan. 21

Ducks 6

Coots 15

Mergansers 5 (no more than 2 females)

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

1 pintail

three times the daily bag limit

Youth Waterfowl Hunts

West Zone

East Zone

Coastal Zone

Nov. 4  &   Jan. 27

Nov. 11 & Feb. 3

Nov. 4-5

Same as regular season

Same as regular season

Light Geese     (Snow, Blue, Ross')

Statewide

Nov. 4 - Dec. 3

Dec. 16 - Feb. 11

20

No possession limit

White-fronted Geese (Specklebelly)

Statewide

Nov. 4 - Dec. 3

Dec. 16 - Feb. 11

2

6 possession limit

 

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

 

 

 

 

Statewide

Dec. 4 - Dec. 15

Feb 12. - Mar. 11

 

No bag limit

No possession limit

Canda Geese

Statewide

Nov. 4 - Dec. 3

Dec. 16 - Jan. 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