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Migratory Bird Hunting; Seasons and Bag and Possession Limits for Certain Migratory Game Birds

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AGENCY:

Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This rule prescribes the seasons, hours, areas, and daily bag and possession limits for hunting migratory birds. Taking of migratory birds is prohibited unless specifically provided for by annual regulations. This rule permits the taking of designated species during the 2020-21 season.

DATES:

This rule takes effect on August 28, 2020.

ADDRESSES:

You may inspect comments received on the migratory bird hunting regulations at http://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS-HQ-MB-2019-0004. You may obtain copies of referenced reports from the Division of Migratory Bird Management's website at http://www.fws.gov/​migratorybirds/​, or at http://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS-HQ-MB-2019-0004.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Jerome Ford, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, (202) 208-1050.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Regulations Schedule for 2020

On October 15, 2019, we published in the Federal Register (84 FR 55120) a proposal to amend title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at part 20. The proposal provided a background and overview of the migratory bird hunting regulations process, and addressed the establishment of seasons, limits, and other regulations for hunting migratory game birds under §§ 20.101 through 20.107, 20.109, and 20.110 of subpart K. Major steps in the 2020-21 regulatory cycle relating to open public meetings and Federal Register notifications were illustrated in the diagram at the end of the October 15, 2019, proposed rule. For this regulatory cycle, we combined the elements described in that diagram as “Supplemental Proposals” with the one described as “Proposed Season Frameworks.”

We provided the meeting dates and locations for the Service Regulations Committee (SRC) and Flyway Council meetings on Flyway calendars posted on our website at https://www.fws.gov/​birds/​management/​flyways.php. On October 8-9, 2019, we held open meetings with the Flyway Council Consultants, at which the participants reviewed information on the current status of migratory game birds and developed recommendations for the 2020-21 regulations for these species. The October 15, 2019, proposed rule provided detailed information on the proposed 2020-21 regulatory schedule and announced the SRC meetings.

On March 19, 2020, we published in the Federal Register (85 FR 15870) the proposed frameworks for the 2020-21 season migratory bird hunting regulations. On August 21, 2020, we published in the Federal Register (85 FR 51854) the final frameworks for migratory game bird hunting regulations, from which State wildlife conservation agency officials selected seasons, hours, areas, and limits for hunting migratory birds during the 2020-21 season.

The final rule described here is the final in the series of proposed, supplemental, and final rulemaking documents for migratory game bird hunting regulations for the 2020-21 season, and deals specifically with amending subpart K of 50 CFR part 20. It sets hunting seasons, hours, areas, and limits for migratory game bird species. This final rule is the culmination of the annual rulemaking process allowing migratory game bird hunting, which started with the October 15, 2019, proposed rule. As discussed elsewhere in this document, we supplemented that proposal on March 19, 2020, and published final season frameworks on August 21, 2020, that provided the season selection criteria from which the States selected these seasons. This final rule sets the migratory game bird hunting seasons based on that input from the States. We previously addressed all comments in the August 21, 2020, Federal Register (85 FR 51854).

Required Determinations

Executive Order 13771—Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs

This action is not subject to Executive Order (E.O.) 13771 (82 FR 9339, February 3, 2017) because it establishes annual harvest limits related to routine hunting or fishing.

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Consideration

The programmatic document, “Second Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement: Issuance of Annual Regulations Permitting the Sport Hunting of Migratory Birds (EIS 20130139),” filed with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on May 24, 2013, addresses NEPA compliance by the Service for issuance of the annual framework regulations for hunting of migratory game bird species. We published a notice of availability in the Federal Register on May 31, 2013 (78 FR 32686), and our Record of Decision on July 26, 2013 (78 FR 45376). We also address NEPA compliance for waterfowl hunting frameworks through the annual preparation of separate environmental assessments, the most recent being “Duck Hunting Regulations for 2020-21,” with its corresponding June 2020, finding of no significant impact. The programmatic document, as well as the separate environmental assessment, is available on our website at https://www.fws.gov/​birds/​index.php.

Endangered Species Act Consideration

Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), provides that the Secretary shall insure that any action authorized, funded, or carried out is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any endangered species or threatened species or result in the destruction or adverse modification of critical habitat. Consequently, we conducted formal consultations to ensure that actions resulting from these regulations would not likely jeopardize the continued existence of endangered or threatened species or result in the destruction or adverse modification of their critical habitat. Findings from these consultations are included in a biological opinion, which concluded that the regulations are not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any endangered or threatened species. Additionally, these findings may have caused modification of some regulatory measures previously proposed, and the final frameworks (85 FR 51854; August 21, 2020) reflect any such modifications. Start Printed Page 53261The biological opinion is available from http://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS-HQ-MB-2019-0004.

Regulatory Planning and Review (Executive Orders 12866 and 13563)

E.O. 12866 provides that the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) will review all significant rules. OIRA has reviewed this rule and has determined that this rule is significant because it will have an annual effect of $100 million or more on the economy.

E.O. 13563 reaffirms the principles of E.O. 12866 while calling for improvements in the nation's regulatory system to promote predictability, to reduce uncertainty, and to use the best, most innovative, and least burdensome tools for achieving regulatory ends. The Executive order directs agencies to consider regulatory approaches that reduce burdens and maintain flexibility and freedom of choice for the public where these approaches are relevant, feasible, and consistent with regulatory objectives. E.O. 13563 emphasizes further that regulations must be based on the best available science and that the rulemaking process must allow for public participation and an open exchange of ideas. We have developed this rule in a manner consistent with these requirements.

An economic analysis was prepared for the 2020-21 season. This analysis was based on data from the 2016 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation (National Survey), the most recent year for which data are available (see discussion under Regulatory Flexibility Act, below). This analysis estimated consumer surplus for three alternatives for duck hunting (estimates for other species are not quantified due to lack of data). The alternatives are (1) issue restrictive regulations allowing fewer days than those issued during the 2019-20 season, (2) issue moderate regulations allowing more days than those in alternative 1, and (3) issue liberal regulations similar to the regulations in the 2019-20 season. For the 2020-21 season, we chose Alternative 3, with an estimated consumer surplus across all flyways of $334-$440 million with a mid-point estimate of $387 million. We also chose alternative 3 for the 2009-10 through 2019-20 seasons. The 2020-21 analysis is part of the record for this rule and is available at http://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS-HQ-MB-2019-0004.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

The annual migratory bird hunting regulations have a significant economic impact on substantial numbers of small entities under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.). We analyzed the economic impacts of the annual hunting regulations on small business entities in detail as part of the 1981 cost-benefit analysis. This analysis was revised annually from 1990 through 1995. In 1995, the Service issued a Small Entity Flexibility Analysis (Analysis), which was subsequently updated in 1996, 1998, 2004, 2008, 2013, 2018, and 2019. The primary source of information about hunter expenditures for migratory game bird hunting is the National Survey, which is generally conducted at 5-year intervals. The 2020 Analysis is based on the 2016 National Survey and the U.S. Department of Commerce's County Business Patterns, from which it was estimated that migratory bird hunters would spend approximately $1.5 billion at small businesses in 2020. The analysis is available from http://www.regulations.gov at Docket No. FWS-HQ-MB-2019-0004.

Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act

This final rule is a major rule under 5 U.S.C. 804(2), the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act. For the reasons outlined above, this rule will have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more. However, because this rule establishes regulations for hunting seasons, we do not plan to defer the effective date under the exemption contained in 5 U.S.C. 808(1).

Paperwork Reduction Act

This rule does not contain any new collection of information that requires approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). OMB has previously approved the information collection requirements associated with migratory bird surveys and the procedures for establishing annual migratory bird hunting seasons under the following OMB control numbers:

  • 1018-0019, “North American Woodcock Singing Ground Survey” (expires 06/30/2021).
  • 1018-0023, “Migratory Bird Surveys, 50 CFR 20.20” (expires 04/30/2023). Includes Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program, Migratory Bird Hunter Surveys, Sandhill Crane Survey, and Parts Collection Survey.
  • 1018-0171, “Establishment of Annual Migratory Bird Hunting Seasons, 50 CFR part 20” (expires 06/30/2021).

You may view the information collection request(s) at http://www.reginfo.gov/​public/​do/​PRAMain. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

We have determined and certify, in compliance with the requirements of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act, 2 U.S.C. 1502 et seq., that this rulemaking will not impose a cost of $100 million or more in any given year on local or State government or private entities. Therefore, this rule is not a “significant regulatory action” under the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.

Civil Justice Reform—Executive Order 12988

The Department, in promulgating this rule, has determined that this rule will not unduly burden the judicial system and that it meets the requirements of sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of E.O. 12988.

Takings Implication Assessment

In accordance with E.O. 12630, this rule, authorized by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, does not have significant takings implications and does not affect any constitutionally protected property rights. This rule will not result in the physical occupancy of property, the physical invasion of property, or the regulatory taking of any property. In fact, this rule will allow hunters to exercise otherwise unavailable privileges and, therefore, reduce restrictions on the use of private and public property.

Energy Effects—Executive Order 13211

E.O. 13211 requires agencies to prepare Statements of Energy Effects when undertaking certain actions. While this rule is a significant regulatory action under E.O. 12866, it is not expected to adversely affect energy supplies, distribution, or use. Therefore, this action is not a significant energy action and no Statement of Energy Effects is required.

Government-to-Government Relationship With Tribes

In accordance with the President's memorandum of April 29, 1994, “Government-to-Government Relations with Native American Tribal Governments” (59 FR 22951), E.O. 13175, and 512 DM 2, we have evaluated possible effects on Federally recognized Indian tribes and have determined that there are no effects on Indian trust resources. We solicited Start Printed Page 53262proposals for special migratory bird hunting regulations for certain tribes on Federal Indian reservations, off-reservation trust lands, and ceded lands for the 2020-21 migratory bird hunting season in the October 15, 2019, proposed rule (84 FR 55120). The resulting proposals were contained in a separate April 2, 2020, proposed rule (85 FR 18532). By virtue of these actions, we have consulted with tribes affected by this rule.

Federalism Effects

Due to the migratory nature of certain species of birds, the Federal Government has been given responsibility over these species by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. We annually prescribe frameworks from which the States make selections regarding the hunting of migratory birds, and we employ guidelines to establish special regulations on Federal Indian reservations and ceded lands. This process preserves the ability of the States and tribes to determine which seasons meet their individual needs. Any State or Indian tribe may be more restrictive than the Federal frameworks at any time. The frameworks are developed in a cooperative process with the States and the Flyway Councils. This process allows States to participate in the development of frameworks from which they will make selections, thereby having an influence on their own regulations. These rules do not have a substantial direct effect on fiscal capacity, change the roles or responsibilities of Federal or State governments, or intrude on State policy or administration. Therefore, in accordance with E.O. 13132, these regulations do not have significant federalism effects and do not have sufficient federalism implications to warrant the preparation of a federalism summary impact statement.

Review of Public Comments

The preliminary proposed rulemaking (October 15, 2019; 84 FR 55120) opened the public comment period for 2020-21 migratory game bird hunting regulations. We previously addressed all comments in an August 21, 2020, Federal Register publication (85 FR 51854).

Regulations Promulgation

The rulemaking process for migratory game bird hunting, by its nature, operates under a time constraint as seasons must be established each year or hunting seasons remain closed. However, we intend that the public be provided extensive opportunity for public input and involvement in compliance with Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. subchapter II) requirements. Thus, when the preliminary proposed rulemaking was published, we established what we concluded were the longest periods possible for public comment and the most opportunities for public involvement. We also provided notification of our participation in multiple Flyway Council meetings, opportunities for additional public review and comment on all Flyway Council proposals for regulatory change, and opportunities for additional public review during the SRC meeting. Therefore, we conclude that sufficient public notice and opportunity for involvement have been given to affected persons.

Further, States need sufficient time to communicate these season selections to their affected publics, and to establish and publicize the necessary regulations and procedures to implement these seasons. Thus, we find that “good cause” exists, within the terms of 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3) of the Administrative Procedure Act, and therefore, under authority of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (July 3, 1918), as amended (16 U.S.C. 703-711), these regulations will take effect less than 30 days after publication. Accordingly, with each conservation agency having had an opportunity to participate in selecting the hunting seasons desired for its State or Territory on those species of migratory birds for which open seasons are now prescribed, and consideration having been given to all other relevant matters presented, certain sections of title 50, chapter I, subchapter B, part 20, subpart K, are hereby amended as set forth below.

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List of Subjects in 50 CFR Part 20

  • Exports
  • Hunting
  • Imports
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
  • Transportation
  • Wildlife
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John Tanner,

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks.

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For the reasons set out in the preamble, title 50, chapter I, subchapter B, part 20, subpart K of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows:

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PART 20—MIGRATORY BIRD HUNTING

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1. The authority citation for part 20 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 16 U.S.C. 703 et seq., and 16 U.S.C. 742a-j.

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Note:

The following annual hunting regulations provided for by §§ 20.101 through 20.107 and 20.109 of 50 CFR part 20 will not appear in the Code of Federal Regulations because of their seasonal nature.

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2. Section 20.101 is revised to read as follows:

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Seasons, limits, and shooting hours for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as follows:

Shooting and hawking hours are one-half hour before sunrise until sunset.

CHECK COMMONWEALTH REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS.

(a) Puerto Rico.

Restrictions: In Puerto Rico, the season is closed on the ruddy duck, white-cheeked pintail, West Indian whistling duck, fulvous whistling duck, masked duck, purple gallinule, American coot, Caribbean coot, white-crowned pigeon, and plain pigeon.

Closed Areas: Closed areas are described in the August 21, 2020, Federal Register (85 FR 51854).

SpeciesSeason datesLimits
BagPossession
Doves and Pigeons:
Zenaida, white-winged, and mourning doves (1)Sept. 5-Oct. 263090
Scaly-naped pigeonsSept. 5-Oct. 26515
DucksNov. 14-Dec. 21 & Jan. 9-Jan. 256 612 12
Common MoorhensNov. 14-Dec. 21 & Jan. 9-Jan. 256 612 12
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Common SnipeNov. 14-Dec. 21 & Jan. 9-Jan. 258 816 16
(1) The daily bag limit for Zenaida, white-winged, and mourning doves is in the aggregate and may include not more than 10 Zenaida and 3 mourning doves. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.

(b) Virgin Islands.

Restrictions: In the Virgin Islands, the seasons are closed for ground or quail doves, pigeons, ruddy duck, white-cheeked pintail, West Indian whistling duck, fulvous whistling duck, masked duck, and all other ducks, and purple gallinule.

Closed Areas: Ruth Cay, just south of St. Croix, is closed to the hunting of migratory game birds. All Offshore Cays under jurisdiction of the Virgin Islands Government are closed to the hunting of migratory game birds.

SpeciesSeason datesLimits
BagPossession
Zenaida dovesSept. 1-Sept. 301010
DucksClosed
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3. Section 20.102 is revised to read as follows:

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Seasons, limits, and shooting hours for Alaska.

Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as follows:

Shooting and hawking hours are one-half hour before sunrise until sunset. Area descriptions were published in the August 21, 2020, Federal Register (85 FR 51854).

Note:

Canada geese include Canada geese and cackling geese, and light geese include lesser snow (including blue) geese, greater snow geese, and Ross's geese.

Falconry: The total combined bag and possession limit for migratory game birds taken with the use of a raptor under a falconry permit is 3 per day, 9 in possession, and may not exceed a more restrictive limit for any species listed in this subsection.

Special Tundra Swan Season: In Units 17, 18, 22, and 23, there will be a tundra swan season from September 1 through October 31 with a season limit of 3 tundra swans per hunter. This season is by State permit only; hunters will be issued 1 permit allowing the take of up to 3 tundra swans. Hunters will be required to file a harvest report with the State after the season is completed. Up to 500 permits may be issued in Unit 18; 300 permits each in Units 22 and 23; and 200 permits in Unit 17.

CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS.

AreaSeason dates
North ZoneSept. 1-Dec. 16.
Gulf Coast ZoneSept. 1-Dec. 16.
Southeast ZoneSept. 16-Dec. 31.
Pribilof and Aleutian Islands ZoneOct. 8-Jan. 22.
Kodiak ZoneOct. 8-Jan. 22.
AreaDaily bag and possession limits
Ducks (1)Canada geese (2)(3)White fronted geese (4)(5)Light geeseBrantEmperor geese (6)(7)SnipeSandhill cranes (8)
North Zone10-304-124-126-182-61-18-243-9
Gulf Coast Zone8-244-124-126-182-61-18-242-6
Southeast Zone7-214-124-126-182-61-18-242-6
Pribilof and Aleutian Islands Zone7-214-124-126-182-61-18-242-6
Kodiak Zone7-214-124-126-182-61-18-242-6
(1) The basic duck bag limits may include no more than 2 canvasbacks daily, and may not include sea ducks. In addition to the basic duck limits, the sea duck limit is 10 daily, including no more than 6 each of either harlequin or long-tailed ducks. Sea ducks include scoters, common and king eiders, harlequin ducks, long-tailed ducks, and common, hooded, and red-breasted mergansers. The season for Steller's and spectacled eiders is closed.
(2) In Units 5 and 6, the taking of Canada geese is only permitted from September 28 through December 16. In the Middleton Island portion of Unit 6, the taking of Canada geese is by special permit only. The maximum number of Canada goose permits is 10 for the season. A mandatory goose-identification class is required. Hunters must check in and out. The daily bag and possession limit is 1. The season will close if harvest includes 5 dusky Canada geese. A dusky Canada goose is any dark-breasted Canada goose (Munsell 10 YR color value five or less) with a bill length between 40 and 50 millimeters.
(3) In Units 9, 10, 17, and 18, for Canada geese, the daily bag limit is 6 and the possession limit is 18.
(4) In Units 9, 10, and 17, for white-fronted geese, the daily bag limit is 6 and the possession limit is 18.
(5) In Unit 18, for white-fronted geese, the daily bag limit is 10 and the possession limit is 30.
(6) In Unit 8, the Kodiak Island Roaded Area is closed to emperor goose hunting. The Kodiak Island Roaded Area consists of all lands and water (including exposed tidelands) east of a line extending from Crag Point in the north to the west end of Saltery Cove in the south and all lands and water south of a line extending from Termination Point along the north side of Cascade Lake extending to Anton Larsen Bay. Marine waters adjacent to the closed area are closed to harvest within 500 feet from the water's edge. The offshore islands are open to harvest, for example: Woody, Long, Gull and Puffin Islands.Start Printed Page 53264
(7) Emperor goose hunting is by State permit only; no more than 1 emperor goose may be harvested per hunter per season. Hunters will be required to file a harvest report with the State after harvesting an emperor goose. Total emperor goose harvest may not exceed 500 birds. See State regulations for specific dates, times, and conditions of permit hunts and closures.
(8) In Unit 17 of the North Zone, for sandhill cranes, the daily bag limit is 2 and the possession limit is 6.
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4. Section 20.103 is revised to read as follows:

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Seasons, limits, and shooting hours for doves and pigeons.

Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as follows:

Shooting and hawking hours are one-half hour before sunrise until sunset except as otherwise noted. Area descriptions were published in the August 21, 2020, Federal Register (85 FR 51854).

CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS.

(a) Doves.

Note:

Unless otherwise specified, the seasons listed below are for mourning and white-winged doves. The daily bag and possession limits are in the aggregate for the two species.

AreaSeason datesLimits
BagPoss.
EASTERN MANAGEMENT UNIT
Alabama:
North Zone:
12 noon to sunsetSept. 5 only1515
1/2 hour before sunrise to sunsetSept. 6-Oct. 25 & Nov. 21-Nov. 29 & Dec. 12-Jan. 1015 15 1545 45 45
South Zone:
12 noon to sunsetSept. 12 only1515
1/2 hour before sunrise to sunsetSept. 13-Nov. 1 & Nov. 21-Nov. 29 & Dec. 12-Jan. 1015 15 1545 45 45
DelawareSept. 1-Oct. 5 & Nov. 23-Jan. 3015 1545 45
Florida:
1/2 hour before sunrise to sunsetSept. 26-Oct. 18 Nov. 14-Dec. 6 & Dec. 19-Jan. 3115 15 1545 45 45
Georgia:
12 noon to sunsetSept. 5 only1515
1/2 hour before sunrise to sunsetSept. 6-Sept. 30 & Nov. 21-Nov. 29 & Dec. 8-Jan. 3115 15 1545 45 45
Illinois (1)Sept. 1-Nov. 14 & Dec. 26-Jan. 915 1545 45
IndianaSept. 1-Oct. 18 & Nov. 1-Nov. 15 & Dec. 12-Jan. 715 15 1545 45 45
Kentucky:
11 a.m. to sunsetSept. 1 only1515
1/2 hour before sunrise to sunsetSept. 2-Oct. 26 & Nov. 26-Dec. 6 & Dec. 19-Jan. 1015 15 1545 45 45
Louisiana:
North Zone:
1/2 hour before sunrise to sunsetSept. 5-Sept. 27 & Oct. 10-Nov. 15 & Dec. 26-Jan. 2415 15 1545 45 45
South Zone:
1/2 hour before sunrise to sunsetSept. 5-Sept. 16 & Oct. 17-Nov. 29 & Dec. 19-Jan. 2115 15 1545 45 45
Maryland:
12 noon to sunsetSept. 1-Oct. 171545
1/2 hour before sunrise to sunsetOct. 24-Nov. 27 & Dec. 19-Jan. 915 1545 45
Mississippi:
North ZoneSept. 5-Oct. 18 & Oct. 24-Nov. 21 & Dec. 23-Jan. 815 15 1545 45 45
South ZoneSept. 5-Sept. 20 & Oct. 10-Nov. 8 & Dec. 19-Jan. 3115 15 1545 45 45
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North CarolinaSept. 5-Oct. 10 & Nov. 14-Nov. 28 & Dec. 12-Jan. 3015 15 1545 45 45
OhioSept. 1-Nov. 8 & Dec. 12-Jan. 115 1545 45
Pennsylvania:
1/2 hour before sunrise to sunsetSept. 1-Nov. 27 Dec. 18-Jan. 215 1545 45
Rhode Island:
12 noon to sunsetSept. 12-Oct. 111545
1/2 hour before sunrise to sunsetOct. 17-Nov. 29 & Dec. 12-Dec. 2715 1545 45
South Carolina:
12 noon to sunsetSept. 5-Sept. 71545
1/2 hour before sunrise to sunsetSept. 8-Oct. 11 & Nov. 14-Nov. 28 & Dec. 25-Jan. 3115 15 1545 45 45
Tennessee:
12 noon to sunsetSept. 1 only1515
1/2 hour before sunrise to sunsetSept. 2-Sept. 28 & Oct. 10-Nov. 1 & Dec. 8-Jan. 1515 15 1545 45 45
Virginia:
12 noon to sunsetSept. 5 only1515
1/2 hour before sunrise to sunsetSept. 6-Oct. 28 & Nov. 21-Nov. 29 & Dec. 24-Jan. 1915 15 1545 45 45
West Virginia:
12 noon to sunsetSept. 1 only1515
1/2 hour before sunrise to sunsetSept. 2-Oct. 11 & Nov. 2-Nov. 15 & Dec. 21-Jan. 2415 15 1545 45 45
WisconsinSept. 1-Nov. 291545
CENTRAL MANAGEMENT UNIT
ArkansasSept. 5-Oct. 25 & Dec. 8-Jan. 1515 1545 45
ColoradoSept. 1-Nov. 291545
IowaSept. 1-Nov. 291545
KansasSept. 1-Nov. 291545
MinnesotaSept. 1-Nov. 291545
MissouriSept. 1-Nov. 291545
MontanaSept. 1-Oct. 301545
NebraskaSept. 1-Oct. 301545
New Mexico:
North ZoneSept. 1-Nov. 291545
South ZoneSept. 1-Oct. 28 & Dec. 1-Jan. 115 1545 45
North DakotaSept. 1-Nov. 291545
OklahomaSept. 1-Oct. 31 & Dec. 1-Dec. 2915 1545 45
South DakotaSept. 1-Nov. 91545
Texas (2):
North ZoneSept. 1-Nov. 12 & Dec. 18-Jan. 315 1545 45
Central ZoneSept. 1-Nov. 1 & Dec. 18-Jan. 1415 1545 45
South ZoneSept. 14-Nov. 1 & Dec. 18-Jan. 2315 1545 45
(Special Season)Sept. 5-Sept. 6 &1545
12 noon to sunsetSept. 12-Sept. 131545
WyomingSept. 1-Nov. 291545
WESTERN MANAGEMENT UNIT
Arizona (3)Sept. 1-Sept. 15 & Nov. 20-Jan. 315 1545 45
California (4)Sept. 1-Sept. 15 & Nov. 9-Dec. 2315 1545 45
IdahoSept. 1-Oct. 301545
NevadaSept. 1-Oct. 301545
OregonSept. 1-Oct. 301545
UtahSept. 1-Oct. 301545
WashingtonSept. 1-Sept. 301545
OTHER POPULATIONS
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Hawaii (5)Nov. 7-Jan. 101030
(1) In Illinois, shooting hours are sunrise to sunset.
(2) In Texas, the daily bag limit is 15 mourning, white-winged, and white-tipped doves in the aggregate, of which no more than 2 may be white-tipped doves with a maximum 90-day season. Possession limits are three times the daily bag limit. During the special season in the Special White-winged Dove Area of the South Zone, the daily bag limit is 15 mourning, white-winged, and white-tipped doves in the aggregate, of which no more than 2 may be mourning doves and 2 may be white-tipped doves. Possession limits are three times the daily bag limit.
(3) In Arizona, during September 1 through 15, the daily bag limit is 15 mourning and white-winged doves in the aggregate, of which no more than 10 may be white-winged doves. During November 20 through January 3, the daily bag limit is 15 mourning doves.
(4) In California, the daily bag limit is 15 mourning and white-winged doves in the aggregate, of which no more than 10 may be white-wing doves.
(5) In Hawaii, the season is only open on the islands of Hawaii and Maui. On the island of Hawaii, the daily bag limit is 10 mourning doves, spotted doves, and chestnut-bellied sandgrouse in the aggregate. On the island of Maui, the daily bag limit is 10 mourning doves. Shooting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise through one-half hour after sunset. See State regulations for additional restrictions on hunting dates and areas.

(b) Band-tailed Pigeons.

AreaSeason datesLimits
BagPossession
ArizonaOct. 2-Oct. 1526
California:
North ZoneSept. 19-Sept. 2726
South ZoneDec. 19-Dec. 2726
Colorado (1)Sept. 1-Sept. 1426
New Mexico (1):
North ZoneSept. 1-Sept. 1426
South ZoneOct. 1-Oct. 1426
OregonSept. 15-Sept. 2326
Utah (1)Sept. 1-Sept. 1426
WashingtonSept. 15-Sept. 2326
(1) Each band-tailed pigeon hunter must have a band-tailed pigeon hunting permit issued by the State.
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5. Section 20.104 is revised to read as follows:

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Seasons, limits, and shooting hours for rails, woodcock, and snipe.

Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as follows:

Shooting and hawking hours are one-half hour before sunrise until sunset except as otherwise noted. Area descriptions were published in the August 21, 2020, Federal Register (85 FR 51854).

Note:

Unless otherwise specified, the daily bag and possession limits for sora and Virginia rails are in the aggregate, and the daily bag and possession limits for clapper and king rails are in the aggregate.

CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS.

AreaSora and Virginia railsClapper and king railsAmerican woodcockSnipe
Daily bag limit251538
Possession limit7545924
ATLANTIC FLYWAY
Connecticut (1)Sept. 1-Sept. 30 & Oct. 15-Nov. 28Sept. 1-Sept. 30 & Oct. 15-Nov. 28Oct. 21-Nov. 14 & Nov. 17-Dec. 12Sept. 1-Sept. 30 & Oct. 15-Nov. 28.
Delaware (2)Sept. 5-Nov. 25Sept. 5-Nov. 25Nov. 23-Nov. 28 & Dec. 5-Jan. 19.Sept. 11-Nov. 28 & Dec. 5-Jan. 19
FloridaSept. 1-Nov. 9Sept. 1-Nov. 9Dec. 18-Jan. 31Nov. 1-Feb. 15.
GeorgiaSept. 17-Oct. 21 & Nov. 13-Dec. 17Sept. 17-Oct. 21 & Nov. 13-Dec. 17Dec. 5-Jan. 18Nov. 15-Feb. 28.
Maine (3)Sept. 1-Nov. 9ClosedOct. 1-Nov. 21Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
Maryland (1)Sept. 1-Nov. 20Sept. 1-Nov. 20Oct. 21-Nov. 27 & Jan. 11-Jan. 23Sept. 29-Jan. 30.
Massachusetts (4)Sept. 1-Nov. 7ClosedOct. 1-Nov. 21Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
New HampshireClosedClosedOct. 1-Nov. 14Sept. 15-Nov. 14.
New Jersey (2)(5):
North ZoneSept. 1-Nov. 20Sept. 1-Nov. 20Oct. 17-Oct. 31 & Nov. 3-Nov. 28Sept. 12-Jan. 14.
South ZoneSept. 1-Nov. 20Sept. 1-Nov. 20Nov. 7-Dec. 1 & Dec. 17-Jan. 2Sept. 12-Jan. 14.
New York (6)Sept. 1-Nov. 9ClosedOct. 1-Nov. 14Sept. 1-Nov. 9.
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North CarolinaSept. 1-Nov. 20Sept. 1-Nov. 20Dec. 10-Jan. 30Oct. 27-Feb. 27.
Pennsylvania (7)Sept. 1-Nov. 20ClosedOct. 17-Nov. 27 & Dec. 14-Dec. 23.Oct. 17-Nov. 27 & Dec. 14-Dec. 23
Rhode Island (8)Sept. 1-Nov. 9Sept. 1-Nov. 9Oct. 17-Nov. 30Sept. 1-Nov. 9.
South CarolinaSept. 15-Sept. 20 & Oct. 1-Dec. 3Sept. 15-Sept. 20 & Oct. 1-Dec. 3Dec. 18-Jan. 31Nov. 14-Feb. 28.
VermontClosedClosedOct. 1-Nov. 14.Oct. 1-Nov. 14
VirginiaSept. 9-Nov. 17Sept. 9-Nov. 17Nov. 7-Nov. 30 & Dec. 24-Jan. 13Oct. 9-Oct. 12 & Oct. 21-Jan. 31.
West VirginiaSept. 1-Nov. 9ClosedOct. 17-Nov. 21 & Nov. 30-Dec. 8Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
Alabama (9)Sept. 12-Sept. 27 & Nov. 27-Jan. 19Sept. 12-Sept. 27 & Nov. 27-Jan. 19Dec. 18-Jan. 31Nov. 14-Feb. 28.
ArkansasSept. 12-Nov. 20ClosedNov. 7-Dec. 21Nov. 1-Feb. 15.
Illinois (10)Sept. 5-Nov. 13ClosedOct. 17-Nov. 30Sept. 5-Dec. 20.
Indiana (11)Sept. 1-Nov. 9ClosedOct. 15-Nov. 28Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
Iowa (12)Sept. 5-Nov. 13ClosedOct. 3-Nov. 16Sept. 5-Nov. 30.
KentuckySept. 1-Nov. 9ClosedOct. 24-Nov. 13 & Nov. 16-Dec. 9Sept. 16-Oct. 25 & Nov. 26-Jan. 30.
LouisianaSept. 12-Sept. 27 & Nov. 14-Jan. 6Sept. 12-Sept. 27 & Nov. 14-Jan. 6Dec. 18-Jan. 31Nov. 2-Dec. 6 & Dec. 19-Feb. 28.
MichiganSept. 1-Nov. 9ClosedSept. 19-Nov. 2Sept. 1-Nov. 9.
MinnesotaSept. 1-Nov. 2ClosedSept. 19-Nov. 2Sept. 1-Nov. 2.
MississippiSept. 1-Oct. 4 & Nov. 26-Dec. 31Sept. 1-Oct. 4 & Nov. 26-Dec. 31Dec. 18-Jan. 31Nov. 14-Feb. 28.
MissouriSept. 1-Nov. 9ClosedOct. 15-Nov. 28Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
OhioSept. 1-Nov. 9ClosedOct. 10-Nov. 23Sept. 1-Nov. 24 & Dec. 12-Dec. 31.
TennesseeSept. 1-Nov. 9ClosedNov. 14-Dec. 6 & Jan. 10-Jan. 31Nov. 14-Feb. 28.
WisconsinSept. 1-Nov. 9.ClosedSept. 19-Nov. 2Sept. 1-Nov. 9.
CENTRAL FLYWAY
ColoradoSept. 1-Nov. 9ClosedClosedSept. 1-Dec. 16.
KansasSept. 1-Nov. 9ClosedOct. 17-Nov. 30Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
MontanaClosedClosedClosedSept. 1-Dec. 16.
Nebraska (13)Sept. 1-Nov. 9ClosedOct. 3-Nov. 16Sept. 1-Dec. 16.
New Mexico (14)Sept. 12-Nov. 20ClosedClosedOct. 10-Jan. 24.
North DakotaClosedClosedSept. 26-Nov. 9Sept. 12-Dec. 6.
OklahomaSept. 1-Nov. 9ClosedNov. 1-Dec. 15Oct. 1-Jan. 15.
South Dakota (15)ClosedClosedClosedSept. 1-Oct. 31.
TexasSept. 12-Sept. 27 & Nov. 7-Dec. 30Sept. 12-Sept. 27 & Nov. 7-Dec. 30Dec. 18-Jan. 31Nov. 7-Feb. 21.
WyomingSept. 1-Nov. 9ClosedClosedSept. 1-Dec. 16.
PACIFIC FLYWAY
Arizona (16):
North ZoneClosedClosedClosedOct. 2-Jan. 10.
South ZoneClosedClosedClosedOct. 23-Jan. 31.
CaliforniaClosedClosedClosedOct. 24-Feb. 7.
ColoradoSept. 1-Nov. 9ClosedClosedSept. 1-Dec. 16.
Idaho:
Zone 1ClosedClosedClosedOct. 3-Jan. 15.
Zone 2ClosedClosedClosedOct. 3-Jan. 15.
Zone 3ClosedClosedClosedOct. 19-Jan. 31.
Zone 4ClosedClosedClosedOct. 3-Jan. 15.
MontanaClosedClosedClosedSept. 1-Dec. 16.
Nevada:
Northeast ZoneClosedClosedClosedSept. 26-Oct. 20 & Oct. 30-Jan. 17.
Northwest ZoneClosedClosedClosedOct. 10-Jan. 3 & Jan. 13-Jan. 31.
South Zone (17)ClosedClosedClosedOct. 17-Oct. 25 & Oct. 28-Jan. 31.
New MexicoSept. 12-Nov. 20ClosedClosedOct. 17-Jan. 31.
Oregon:
Zone 1ClosedClosedClosedNov. 7-Feb. 21.
Zone 2ClosedClosedClosedOct. 10-Jan. 24.
Utah:
Zone 1ClosedClosedClosedOct. 3-Jan. 16.
Zone 2ClosedClosedClosedOct. 17-Jan. 30.
Washington:
East ZoneClosedClosedClosedOct. 17-Oct. 25 & Oct. 28-Jan. 31.
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West ZoneClosedClosedClosedOct. 17-Oct. 25 & Oct. 28-Jan. 31.
WyomingSept. 1-Nov. 9ClosedClosedSept. 1-Dec. 16.
(1) In Connecticut and Maryland, the daily bag limit for clapper and king rails is 10 and may include no more than 1 king rail. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.
(2) In Delaware and New Jersey, the limits for clapper and king rails are 10 daily and 30 in possession.
(3) In Maine, the daily bag and possession limit for sora and Virginia rails is 25.
(4) In Massachusetts, the limits for sora are 5 daily and 15 in possession; the limits for Virginia rails are 10 daily and 30 in possession.
(5) In New Jersey, the season for king rail is closed by State regulation.
(6) In New York, the limits for sora and Virginia rails are 8 daily and 24 in possession. Seasons for sora and Virginia rails and snipe are closed on Long Island.
(7) In Pennsylvania, the limits for sora and Virginia rails are 3 daily and 9 in possession.
(8) In Rhode Island, the limits for sora and Virginia rails are 3 daily and 9 in possession, the limits for clapper and king rails are 1 daily and 3 in possession, and the limits for snipe are 5 daily and 15 in possession.
(9) In Alabama, the limits for sora and Virginia rails are 15 daily and 45 in possession.
(10) In Illinois, shooting hours are from sunrise to sunset.
(11) In Indiana, the season on Virginia rails is closed.
(12) In Iowa, the limits for sora and Virginia rails are 12 daily and 36 in possession.
(13) In Nebraska, the limits for sora and Virginia rails are 10 daily and 30 in possession.
(14) In New Mexico, in the Central Flyway portion of the State, the limits for sora and Virginia rails are 10 daily and 20 in possession.
(15) In South Dakota, the snipe limits are 5 daily and 15 in possession.
(16) In Arizona, Ashurst Lake in Unit 5B is closed to snipe hunting.
(17) In Nevada, the snipe season in that portion of the South Zone including the Moapa Valley to the confluence of the Muddy and Virgin rivers is only open October 31 through January 31.
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6. Section 20.105 is revised to read as follows:

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Seasons, limits, and shooting hours for waterfowl, coots, moorhens and gallinules.

Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as follows:

Shooting and hawking hours are one-half hour before sunrise until sunset, except as otherwise noted. Area descriptions were published in the August 21, 2020, Federal Register (85 FR 51854).

CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS.

(a) Common Moorhens (including Common Gallinules) and Purple Gallinules.

Note:

Unless otherwise specified, the daily bag and possession limits for common moorhens and purple gallinules are in the aggregate.

AreaSeason datesLimits
BagPossession
ATLANTIC FLYWAY
DelawareSept. 5-Nov. 251545
Florida (1)Sept. 1-Nov. 91545
GeorgiaNov. 21-Nov. 1 & Dec. 12-Jan. 3115 1545 45
New JerseySept. 1-Nov. 2013
New York:
Long IslandClosed
Remainder of StateSept. 1-Nov. 9824
North CarolinaSept. 1-Nov. 201545
PennsylvaniaSept. 1-Nov. 2039
South CarolinaSept. 15-Sept. 20 & Oct. 1-Dec. 315 1545 45
VirginiaSept. 9-Nov. 171545
West VirginiaOct. 1-Oct. 14 & Dec. 7-Jan. 3115 1530 30
MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
AlabamaSept. 12-Sept. 27 & Nov. 27-Jan. 1915 1545 45
ArkansasSept. 1-Nov. 91545
KentuckySept. 1-Nov. 939
LouisianaSept. 12-Sept. 27 & Nov. 14-Jan. 615 1545 45
MichiganSept. 1-Nov. 913
Minnesota (2):
North ZoneSept. 26-Nov. 241545
Central ZoneSept. 26-Oct. 4 & Oct. 10-Nov. 2915 1545 45
South ZoneSept. 26-Oct. 4 & Oct. 17-Dec. 615 1545 45
MississippiSept. 1-Oct. 4 & Nov. 26-Dec. 3115 1545 45
OhioSept. 1-Nov. 91545
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TennesseeSept. 1-Nov. 91545
WisconsinSept. 1-Nov. 91545
CENTRAL FLYWAY
New Mexico:
Zone 1Sept. 12-Nov. 2013
Zone 2Sept. 12-Nov. 2013
OklahomaSept. 1-Nov. 91545
TexasSept. 12-Sept. 27 & Nov. 7-Dec. 3015 1545 45
PACIFIC FLYWAY
All StatesSeasons are in the aggregate with coots and listed in paragraph (e).
(1) The season applies to common moorhens only.
(2) In Minnesota, the daily bag limit is 15 and the possession limit is 45 coots and moorhens in the aggregate.

(b) Special Sea Duck Seasons (Scoters, Eiders, and Long-Tailed Ducks in Atlantic Flyway).

Within the special sea duck areas, the daily bag limit is 5 scoters, eiders, and long-tailed ducks in the aggregate, including no more than 4 scoters, 4 eiders, and 4 long-tailed ducks. Possession limits are three times the daily bag limit. These limits may be in addition to regular duck bag limits only during the regular duck season in the special sea duck hunting areas.

Note:

Notwithstanding the provisions of this part, the shooting of crippled waterfowl from a motorboat under power will be permitted in Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Virginia in those areas described, delineated, and designated in their respective hunting regulations as special sea duck hunting areas.

AreaSeason datesLimits
BagPossession
ConnecticutNov. 12-Jan. 20515
DelawareNov. 23-Jan. 30515
GeorgiaNov. 21-Nov. 29 & Dec. 12-Jan. 315 515 15
MaineNov. 9-Jan. 16515
MarylandOct. 31-Jan. 8515
Massachusetts (1)Nov. 17-Jan. 25515
New HampshireNov. 18-Jan. 16515
New JerseyNov. 7-Jan. 15515
North CarolinaNov. 23-Jan. 30515
Rhode IslandNov. 26-Jan. 24515
South CarolinaNov. 21-Nov. 28 & Dec. 12-Jan. 315 515 15
VirginiaNov. 11-Jan. 9515
(1) In Massachusetts, the daily bag limit may not include more than 1 hen eider. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.

(c) Early (September) Duck Seasons.

Note:

Unless otherwise specified, the seasons listed below are for teal only.

AreaSeason datesLimits
BagPossession
ATLANTIC FLYWAY
Delaware (1)Sept. 12-Sept. 30618
Florida (2)Sept. 19-Sept. 27618
GeorgiaSept. 12-Sept. 27618
Maryland (1)Sept. 16-Sept. 30618
North Carolina (1)Sept. 12-Sept. 30618
South Carolina (3)Sept. 11-Sept. 26618
Virginia (1)Sept. 17-Sept. 30618
MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
AlabamaSept. 12-Sept. 27618
Arkansas (3)Sept. 15-Sept. 30618
Illinois (3)Sept. 5-Sept. 20618
Indiana (3)Sept. 12-Sept. 27618
Iowa (3)Sept. 1-Sept. 16618
Kentucky (2)Sept. 19-Sept. 27618
LouisianaSept. 12-Sept. 27618
MichiganSept. 1-Sept. 16618
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MississippiSept. 12-Sept. 27618
Missouri (3)Sept. 12-Sept. 27618
Ohio (3)Sept. 5-Sept. 20618
Tennessee (2)Sept. 12-Sept. 20618
WisconsinSept. 1-Sept. 9618
CENTRAL FLYWAY
Colorado (1)Sept. 12-Sept. 20618
Kansas:
Low PlainsSept. 12-Sept. 27618
High PlainsSept. 19-Sept. 27618
Nebraska:
Low PlainsSept. 5-Sept. 20618
High PlainsSept. 5-Sept. 13618
New MexicoSept. 12-Sept. 20618
OklahomaSept. 12-Sept. 27618
Texas:
High PlainsSept. 12-Sept. 27618
Rest of StateSept. 12-Sept. 27618
(1) Area restrictions. See State regulations.
(2) In Florida, Kentucky, and Tennessee, the daily bag limit for the first 5 days of the season is 6 wood ducks and teal in the aggregate, of which no more than 2 may be wood ducks. During the last 4 days of the season, the daily bag limit is 6 teal only. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.
(3) Shooting hours are from sunrise to sunset.

(d) Special Early Canada Goose Seasons.

AreaSeason datesLimits
BagPossession
ATLANTIC FLYWAY
Connecticut (1):
North ZoneSept. 1-Sept. 301545
South ZoneSept. 15-Sept. 301545
DelawareSept. 1-Sept. 251545
FloridaSept. 5-Sept. 27515
GeorgiaSept. 5-Sept. 27515
Maine:
Northern ZoneSept. 1-Sept. 25618
Southern ZoneSept. 1-Sept. 25824
Coastal ZoneSept. 1-Sept. 25824
Maryland (1)(2):
Eastern UnitSept. 1-Sept. 15824
Western UnitSept. 1-Sept. 25824
Massachusetts:
Central ZoneSept. 8-Sept. 251545
Coastal ZoneSame as Central Zone1545
Western ZoneSame as Central Zone1545
New HampshireSept. 1-Sept. 25515
New Jersey (1)(2)(3)Sept. 1-Sept. 301545
New York (4):
Lake Champlain ZoneSept. 1-Sept. 25824
Northeastern ZoneSept. 1-Sept. 251545
East Central ZoneSept. 1-Sept. 251545
Hudson Valley ZoneSept. 1-Sept. 251545
West Central ZoneSept. 1-Sept. 251545
South ZoneSept. 1-Sept. 251545
Western Long Island ZoneClosed
Central Long Island ZoneSept. 8-Sept. 301545
Eastern Long Island ZoneSept. 8-Sept. 301545
North Carolina (5)(6)Sept. 1-Sept. 301545
Pennsylvania (7):
SJBP Zone (8)Sept. 1-Sept. 25515
Rest of State (9)Sept. 1-Sept. 25824
Rhode Island (1)Sept. 1-Sept. 301545
South CarolinaSept. 1-Sept. 301545
Vermont:
Lake Champlain ZoneSept. 1-Sept. 25824
Interior Vermont ZoneSept. 1-Sept. 25824
Connecticut River Zone (10)Sept. 1-Sept. 25515
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Virginia (11)Sept. 1-Sept. 251030
West VirginiaSept. 1-Sept. 12515
CENTRAL FLYWAY
North Dakota:
Missouri River ZoneSept. 1-Sept. 71545
Western ND Canada Goose ZoneSept. 1-Sept. 151545
Remainder of StateSept. 1-Sept. 221545
OklahomaSept. 12-Sept. 21824
South Dakota (12)Sept. 5-Sept. 30824
Texas
East ZoneSept. 12-Sept. 27515
PACIFIC FLYWAY
ColoradoSept. 1-Sept. 9412
Idaho
Zone 4Sept. 1-Sept. 15515
Oregon:
Northwest Permit ZoneSept. 12-Sept. 20515
Southwest ZoneSept. 12-Sept. 16515
Eastern ZoneSept. 12-Sept. 16515
Klamath County ZoneSept. 12-Sept. 16515
Harney and Lake County ZoneSept. 12-Sept. 16515
Malheur County ZoneSept. 12-Sept. 16515
Washington:
Area 1Sept. 5-Sept. 10515
Area 2 InlandSept. 5-Sept. 13515
Area 2 Coast (13)Sept. 5-Sept. 10515
Area 3Sept. 5-Sept. 10515
Area 4Sept. 5-Sept. 6510
Area 5Sept. 5-Sept. 6510
Wyoming:
Teton County ZoneSept. 1-Sept. 8412
Balance of State ZoneSept. 1-Sept. 8412
(1) Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.
(2) The use of shotguns capable of holding more than 3 shotshells is allowed.
(3) The use of electronic calls is allowed.
(4) In New York, shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset, the use of shotguns capable of holding more than 3 shotshells is allowed, and the use of electronic calls is allowed, except during Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days in Lake Champlain, Northeastern, and Southeastern Goose Hunting Areas. During the designated Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days in these areas, shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset, shotguns must be capable of holding no more than 3 shotshells, and electronic calls are not allowed. See State regulations for further details.
(5) In North Carolina, the use of unplugged guns and electronic calls is allowed in that area west of U.S. Highway 17 only.
(6) In North Carolina, shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset in that area west of U.S. Highway 17 only.
(7) In Pennsylvania, shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset from September 1 to September 18 and September 21 to September 25. On September 19, shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset.
(8) In Pennsylvania, in the area south of SR 198 from the Ohio State line to intersection of SR 18, SR 18 south to SR 618, SR 618 south to U.S. Route 6, U.S. Route 6 east to U.S. Route 322/SR 18, U.S. Route 322/SR 18 west to intersection of SR 3013, SR 3013 south to the Crawford/Mercer County line, the season dates are September 1 to September 12. The daily bag limit is 1 goose with a possession limit of 3 geese. The season is closed on State Game Lands 214. However, during youth waterfowl hunting days, regular season regulations apply.
(9) In Pennsylvania, in the area of Lancaster and Lebanon Counties north of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, east of SR 501 to SR 419, south of SR 419 to the Lebanon-Berks County line, west of the Lebanon-Berks County line and the Lancaster-Berks County line to SR 1053, west of SR 1053 to the Pennsylvania Turnpike I-76, the daily bag limit is 1 goose with a possession limit of 3 geese. On State Game Lands No. 46 (Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area), the season is closed. However, during youth waterfowl hunting days, regular season regulations apply.
(10) In Vermont, the season in the Connecticut River Zone is the same as the New Hampshire Inland Zone season, set by New Hampshire.
(11) In Virginia, shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset from September 1 to September 16 in the area east of I-95. Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset from September 1 to September 20 in the area west of I-95.
(12) See State regulations for additional information and restrictions.
(13) In Washington, in Pacific County, the daily bag and possession limits are 15 and 45 Canada geese, respectively.

(e) Waterfowl, Coots, and Pacific-Flyway Seasons for Common Moorhens.

Definitions

Atlantic Flyway: Includes Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Mississippi Flyway: Includes Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.

Central Flyway: Includes Colorado (east of the Continental Divide), Kansas, Montana (Blaine, Carbon, Fergus, Judith Basin, Stillwater, Sweetgrass, Wheatland, and all counties east thereof), Nebraska, New Mexico (east of the Continental Divide except that the Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation is in the Pacific Flyway), North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming (east of the Continental Divide).

Pacific Flyway: Includes the States of Arizona, California, Colorado (west of the Continental Divide), Idaho, Montana (including and to the west of Hill, Chouteau, Cascade, Meagher, and Park Counties), Nevada, New Mexico (the Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation and Start Printed Page 53272west of the Continental Divide), Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming (west of the Continental Divide including the Great Divide Basin).

Canada Geese: Includes Canada geese and cackling geese.

Light Geese: Includes lesser snow (including blue) geese, greater snow geese, and Ross's geese.

Dark Geese: Includes Canada geese, white-fronted geese, brant (except in California, Oregon, Washington, and the Atlantic Flyway), and all other goose species except light geese.

Atlantic Flyway

Flyway-Wide Restrictions

Duck Limits: The daily bag limit of 6 ducks may include no more than 2 mallards (1 female mallards), 1 scaup (except as footnoted below), 2 black ducks, 1 pintail, 1 mottled duck, 1 fulvous whistling duck, 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 2 canvasbacks, 4 scoters, 4 eiders, and 4 long-tailed ducks. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.

Harlequin Ducks: All areas of the Flyway are closed to harlequin duck hunting.

Merganser Limits: The daily bag limit is 5 mergansers and may include no more than 2 hooded mergansers. In States that include mergansers in the duck bag limit, the daily limit is the same as the duck bag limit, of which only 2 may be hooded mergansers. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.

AreaSeason datesLimits
BagPossession
Connecticut:
Ducks and Mergansers (1):
North ZoneOct. 10-Oct. 17 & Nov. 7-Jan. 76 618 18
South ZoneOct. 10-Oct. 14 & Nov. 17-Jan. 206 618 18
CootsSame as for Ducks1545
Canada and White-fronted Geese (2):
AFRP Unit North and Unit SouthOct. 10-Oct. 17 & Nov. 7-Dec. 2 & Dec. 19-Feb. 155 5 515 15 15
NAP H-Unit North and H-Unit SouthOct. 10-Oct. 17 & Nov. 7-Jan. 72 26 6
AP UnitNov. 26-Dec. 12 & Dec. 19-Jan. 52 26 6
Special SeasonJan. 15-Feb. 15515
Light Geese:
North ZoneOct. 1-Jan. 14 & Feb. 21-Mar. 1025 25
South ZoneOct. 1-Dec. 2 & Jan. 9-Mar. 1025 25
Brant:
North ZoneNov. 11-Jan. 726
South ZoneNov. 24-Jan. 2026
Delaware:
DucksOct. 23-Nov. 3 & Nov. 23-Nov. 28 & Dec. 11-Jan. 306 6 618 18 18
MergansersSame as for Ducks515
CootsSame as for Ducks1545
Canada and White-fronted Geese (2)Nov. 25-Nov. 28 & Dec. 19-Jan. 181 13 3
Light Geese (3)Oct. 1-Jan. 30 & Feb. 6 only25 25
BrantNov. 23-Nov. 28 & Dec. 11-Jan. 302 26 6
Florida:
Ducks (4)Nov. 21-Nov. 29 & Dec. 12-Jan. 316 618 18
MergansersSame as for Ducks515
CootsSame as for Ducks1545
Canada GeeseNov. 21-Nov. 29 & Dec. 1-Jan. 305 515 15
Light GeeseSame as for Ducks15
Georgia:
DucksNov. 21-Nov. 29 & Dec. 12-Jan. 316 618 18
MergansersSame as for Ducks515
CootsSame as for Ducks1545
Canada and White-fronted Geese (2)Oct. 10-Oct. 25 & Nov. 21-Nov. 29 & Dec. 12-Jan. 315 5 515 15 15
Light GeeseSame as for Canada and White-fronted Geese515
BrantClosed
Maine:
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Ducks (5):
North ZoneSept. 28-Dec. 5618
South ZoneOct. 1-Oct. 12 & Oct. 30-Dec. 266 618 18
Coastal ZoneOct. 1-Oct. 12 & Nov. 6-Jan. 26 618 18
MergansersSame as for Ducks515
CootsSame as for Ducks515
Canada and White-fronted Geese (2):
North ZoneOct. 1-Dec. 926
South ZoneOct. 1-Oct. 12 & Oct. 30-Dec. 262 26 6
Coastal ZoneOct. 1-Oct. 12 & Oct. 27-Jan. 23 39 9
Light GeeseOct. 1-Jan. 3025
Brant:
North ZoneSept. 28-Nov. 2426
South ZoneOct. 1-Oct. 12 & Oct. 30-Dec. 152 26 6
Coastal ZoneOct. 1-Oct. 12 & Nov. 18-Jan. 22 26 6
Maryland:
Ducks and Mergansers (6)(7)Oct. 10-Oct. 17 & Nov. 14-Nov. 27 & Dec. 15-Jan. 306 6 618 18 18
CootsSame as for Ducks1545
Canada and White-fronted Geese (2):
RP ZoneNov. 21-Nov. 27 & Dec. 15-Mar. 105 515 15
AP ZoneDec. 18-Jan. 2 & Jan. 13-Jan. 301 13 3
Light GeeseOct. 1-Nov. 27 & Dec. 14-Jan. 30 & Feb. 6 only25 25 25
BrantNov. 18-Nov. 27 & Dec. 15-Jan. 302 26 6
Massachusetts:
Ducks (8)(9):
Western ZoneOct. 12-Nov. 28 & Dec. 7-Dec. 266 618 18
Central ZoneOct. 13-Nov. 28 & Dec. 14-Jan. 46 618 18
Coastal ZoneOct. 16-Oct. 24 & Nov. 26-Jan. 256 618 18
MergansersSame as for Ducks515
CootsSame as for Ducks1545
Canada Geese:
NAP Zone:
Central ZoneOct. 13-Nov. 28 & Dec. 14-Jan. 42 26 6
(Special season)Jan. 15-Feb. 15515
Coastal ZoneOct. 16-Oct. 24 & Nov. 26-Jan. 252 26 6
(Special season) (10)Jan. 26-Feb. 15515
AP ZoneOct. 12-Nov. 1426
Light Geese:
Western ZoneOct. 12-Nov. 28 & Dec. 7-Dec. 2615 1545 45
Central ZoneOct. 13-Nov. 28 & Dec. 14-Jan. 4 & Jan. 15-Feb. 1515 15 1545 45 45
Coastal Zone (10)Oct. 16-Oct. 24 & Nov. 26-Feb. 1515 1545 45
Brant:
Western and Central ZonesClosed
Coastal ZoneNov. 28-Jan. 2526
New Hampshire:
Ducks:
Northern ZoneOct. 2-Nov. 30618
Inland ZoneOct. 6-Nov. 8 & Nov. 17-Dec. 126 618 18
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Coastal ZoneOct. 7-Oct. 18 & Nov. 17-Jan. 36 618 18
MergansersSame as for Ducks515
CootsSame as for Ducks1545
Canada Geese:
Northern ZoneOct. 2-Nov. 3026
Inland ZoneOct. 6-Nov. 8 & Nov. 17-Dec. 122 26 6
Coastal ZoneOct. 7-Oct. 18 & Nov. 17-Jan. 32 26 6
Light Geese:
Northern ZoneOct. 2-Nov. 3025
Inland ZoneOct. 6-Dec. 1225
Coastal ZoneOct. 7-Jan. 325
Brant:
Northern ZoneOct. 2-Nov. 2026
Inland ZoneOct. 6-Nov. 8 & Nov. 17-Dec. 22 26 6
Coastal ZoneOct. 7-Oct. 18 & Nov. 17-Dec. 242 26 6
New Jersey:
Ducks (11):
North ZoneOct. 10-Oct. 17 & Nov. 7-Jan. 76 618 18
South ZoneOct. 17-Oct. 24 & Nov. 14-Jan. 146 618 18
Coastal ZoneNov. 14-Nov. 17 & Nov. 26-Jan. 306 618 18
MergansersSame as for Ducks515
CootsSame as for Ducks1545
Canada and White-fronted Geese (2):
North and South ZonesNov. 26-Nov. 28 & Dec. 26-Jan. 262 26 6
Coastal ZoneNov. 14-Nov. 17 & Nov. 26-Jan. 302 26 6
Special Season ZoneJan. 27-Feb. 15515
Light Geese:
North, South, and Coastal ZonesOct. 16-Feb. 1525
Brant:
North ZoneOct. 10-Oct. 17 & Nov. 7-Dec. 262 26 6
South ZoneOct. 17-Oct. 24 & Nov. 14-Jan. 22 26 6
Coastal ZoneNov. 14-Nov. 17 & Nov. 26-Jan. 192 26 6
New York:
Ducks and Mergansers (12):
Long Island ZoneNov. 21-Nov. 29 & Dec. 12-Jan. 316 618 18
Lake Champlain ZoneOct. 10-Nov. 1 & Nov. 21-Dec. 276 618 18
Northeastern ZoneOct. 3-Oct. 25 & Oct. 31-Dec. 66 618 18
Southeastern ZoneOct. 17-Nov. 29 & Dec. 5-Dec. 206 618 18
Western ZoneOct. 17-Nov. 8 & Nov. 28-Jan. 36 618 18
CootsSame as for Ducks1545
Canada Geese:
Western Long Island (AFRP)Oct. 10-Oct. 25 & Nov. 21-Nov. 29 & Dec. 9-Feb. 248 8 824 24 24
Central Long Island (NAP-L)Nov. 21-Nov. 29 & Dec. 12-Feb. 102 26 6
Eastern Long Island (NAP-H)Nov. 21-Nov. 29 & Dec. 12-Jan. 312 26 6
Lake Champlain (AP) ZoneOct. 10-Nov. 826
Northeast (AP) ZoneOct. 24-Nov. 2226
East Central (AP) ZoneOct. 24-Nov. 20 & Nov. 28-Nov. 292 26 6
Hudson Valley (AP) ZoneNov. 7-Nov. 20 & Dec. 12-Dec. 272 26 6
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West Central (AP) ZoneOct. 24-Nov. 8 & Dec. 21-Jan. 32 26 6
South (AFRP)Oct. 24-Jan. 9515
Light Geese (13):
Long Island ZoneNov. 21-Mar. 725
Lake Champlain ZoneOct. 1-Dec. 3125
Northeastern ZoneOct. 1-Jan. 1525
Southeastern ZoneOct. 1-Jan. 1525
Western ZoneOct. 1-Jan. 1525
Brant:
Long Island ZoneNov. 21-Nov. 29 & Dec. 22-Jan. 312 26 6
Lake Champlain ZoneOct. 10-Nov. 2826
Northeastern ZoneOct. 3-Nov. 2126
Southeastern ZoneOct. 3-Nov. 2126
Western ZoneOct. 3-Nov. 2126
North Carolina:
Ducks (14)(15)Oct. 7-Oct. 10 & Nov. 7-Nov. 28 & Dec. 19-Jan. 306 6 618 18 18
MergansersSame as for Ducks515
CootsSame as for Ducks1545
Canada and White-fronted Geese (2):
RP Hunt ZoneOct. 7-Oct. 17 & Nov. 7-Nov. 28 & Dec. 19-Feb. 135 5 515 15 15
Northeast Hunt Zone (16)Jan. 15-Jan. 3013
Light GeeseOct. 13-Feb. 1325
BrantDec. 19-Jan. 3013
Pennsylvania:
Ducks (17):
North ZoneOct. 10-Oct. 24 & Nov. 17-Jan. 96 618 18
South ZoneOct. 17-Oct. 24 & Nov. 17-Jan. 166 618 18
Northwest ZoneOct. 10-Dec. 12 & Dec. 29-Jan. 26 618 18
Lake Erie ZoneNov. 2-Jan. 9618
MergansersSame as for Ducks515
CootsSame as for Ducks1545
Canada and White-fronted Geese (2):
Eastern (AP) ZoneNov. 21-Nov. 27 & Dec. 21-Jan. 162 26 6
SJBP ZoneOct. 24-Nov. 27 & Dec. 21-Feb. 133 39 9
Resident (RP) ZoneOct. 24-Nov. 27 & Dec. 14-Jan. 16 & Jan. 29-Feb. 205 5 515 15 15
Light Geese:
Eastern (AP) ZoneOct. 1-Jan. 2325
SJBP ZoneOct. 13-Feb. 1325
Resident (RP) ZoneOct. 20-Feb. 2025
BrantOct. 10-Dec. 726
Rhode Island:
Ducks (18)Oct. 9-Oct. 12 & Nov. 25-Nov. 29 & Dec. 5-Jan. 246 6 618 18 18
MergansersSame as for Ducks515
CootsSame as for Ducks1545
Canada GeeseNov. 21-Nov. 29 & Dec. 5-Jan. 242 26 6
(Special season)Jan. 30-Feb. 13515
Light GeeseOct. 10-Jan. 2425
BrantDec. 6-Jan. 2426
South Carolina:
Ducks (19)(20)(21)Nov. 14 & Nov. 21-Nov. 28 & Dec. 12-Jan. 316 6 618 18 18
Mergansers (22)Same as for Ducks515
CootsSame as for Ducks1545
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Canada and White-fronted Geese (2)(23)(24)Nov. 21-Nov. 28 & Dec. 12-Jan. 31 Feb. 14-Mar. 15 5 515 15 15
Light GeeseSame as for Canada and White-fronted Geese25
BrantDec. 13-Jan. 3126
Vermont:
Ducks (25):
Lake Champlain ZoneOct. 10-Nov 1 & Nov. 21-Dec. 276 618 18
Interior ZoneOct. 10-Dec. 8618
Connecticut River ZoneOct. 6-Nov. 8 & Nov. 17-Dec. 126 618 18
MergansersSame as for Ducks515
CootsSame as for Ducks1545
Canada and White-fronted Geese (2):
Lake Champlain ZoneOct. 10-Nov. 826
Interior ZoneOct. 10-Nov. 826
Connecticut River ZoneOct. 6-Nov. 8 & Nov. 17-Dec. 122 26 6
Light Geese:
Lake Champlain ZoneOct. 1-Dec. 31 & Feb. 26-Mar. 1025 25
Interior ZoneOct. 1-Dec. 31 & Feb. 26-Mar. 1025 25
Connecticut River ZoneOct. 6-Dec. 1225
Brant:
Lake Champlain ZoneOct. 10-Nov. 2826
Interior ZoneOct. 10-Nov. 2826
Connecticut River ZoneOct. 6-Nov. 8 & Nov. 17-Dec. 22 26 6
Virginia:
Ducks (26)(27)Oct. 9-Oct. 12 & Nov. 18-Nov. 29 & Dec. 19-Jan. 316 6 618 18 18
MergansersSame as for Ducks515
CootsSame as for Ducks1545
Canada and White-fronted Geese (2):
Eastern (AP) ZoneDec. 19-Jan. 1 & Jan. 16-Jan. 311 13 3
Western (SJBP) ZoneNov. 18-Nov. 29 & Dec. 19-Jan. 14 &3 39 9
(Special season)Jan. 15-Feb. 15515
Western (RP) ZoneNov. 18-Nov. 29 & Dec. 19-Feb. 245 515 15
Light GeeseOct. 17-Jan. 3125
BrantNov. 24-Nov. 29 & Dec. 19-Jan. 312 26 6
West Virginia:
Ducks (28)(29)Oct. 1-Oct. 14 & Nov. 9-Nov. 14 & Dec. 23-Jan. 316 6 618 18 18
MergansersSame as for Ducks515
CootsSame as for Ducks1530
Canada and White-fronted Geese (2)Oct. 1-Oct. 17 & Nov. 9-Nov. 14 & Dec. 6-Jan. 315 5 515 15 15
Light GeeseSame as for Canada and White-fronted Geese515
BrantDec. 13-Jan. 3126
(1) In Connecticut, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from December 18 through January 7 in the North Zone and from December 29 through January 20 in the South Zone.
(2) The daily bag and possession limits for Canada geese and white-fronted geese are in the aggregate.
(3) In Delaware, the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) snow goose season is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays only.
(4) In Florida, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from January 12 through January 31.
(5) In Maine, the daily bag limit may include no more than 4 of any species, with no more than 12 of any one species in possession. The season for Barrow's goldeneye is closed.
(6) In Maryland, the black duck season is closed October 10 through October 17. Additionally, the daily bag limit of 6 ducks may include no more than 5 sea ducks, of which no more than 4 may be scoters, eiders, or long-tailed ducks.
(7) In Maryland, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from January 8 through January 30.
(8) In Massachusetts, the daily bag limit may include no more than 4 of any single species in addition to the flyway-wide bag restrictions.
(9) In Massachusetts, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from January 1 through January 23 in the Coastal Zone.Start Printed Page 53277
(10) In Massachusetts, the January 26 through February 15 portion of the season in the Coastal Zone is restricted to that portion of the Coastal Zone north of the Cape Cod Canal.
(11) In New Jersey, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from December 16 through January 7 in the North Zone, from December 23 through January 14 in the South Zone, and from January 8 through January 30 in the Coastal Zone.
(12) In New York, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from November 17 through December 6 in the Northeast Zone, from December 15 through January 3 in the Western Zone, from November 6 through November 25 in the Southeast Zone, from January 12 through January 31 in the Long Island Zone, and from October 10 through October 29 in the Lake Champlain Zone.
(13) In New York, the use of electronic calls and shotguns capable of holding more than 3 shotshells are allowed for hunting of light geese on any day when all other waterfowl hunting seasons are closed.
(14) In North Carolina, the season is closed for black ducks October 7 through October 10 and November 7 through November 20.
(15) In North Carolina, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from January 8 through January 30.
(16) In North Carolina, a permit is required to hunt Canada and white-fronted geese in the Northeast Hunt Zone.
(17) In Pennsylvania, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from December 18 through January 9 in the North Zone, from December 25 through January 16 in the South Zone, from November 16 through December 12 and December 29 through January 2 in the Northwest Zone, and from November 25 through December 17 in the Lake Erie Zone.
(18) In Rhode Island, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from January 5 through January 24.
(19) In South Carolina, the daily bag limit of 6 may not exceed 1 black-bellied whistling duck or hooded merganser. Further, the black duck/mottled duck limit is as follows: (1) For areas east and south of Interstate 95, either 1 black or 1 mottled duck in the daily bag in the aggregate; (2) for areas west and north of Interstate 95, either 2 black ducks, or 1 black duck and 1 mottled duck in the daily bag.
(20) In South Carolina, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from November 21 through November 28 and December 12 through December 23.
(21) In South Carolina, on November 14, only hunters 17 years of age or younger can hunt ducks, coots, and mergansers. The youth must be accompanied by a person 21 years of age or older who is properly licensed, including State and Federal waterfowl stamps. Youth who are 16 or 17 years of age who hunt on this day are not required to have a State license or State waterfowl stamp but must possess a Federal waterfowl stamp and migratory bird permit.
(22) In South Carolina, the daily bag limit for mergansers may include no more than 1 hooded merganser.
(23) In South Carolina, the daily bag limit may include no more than 2 white-fronted geese.
(24) In South Carolina, the hunting area for Canada geese excludes that portion of Clarendon County bounded to the north by S-14-25; to the east by Hwy 260; and to the south by the markers delineating the channel of the Santee River. It also excludes that portion of Clarendon County bounded on the north by S-14-26 and extending southward to that portion of Orangeburg County bordered by Hwy 6.
(25) In Vermont, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from October 10 through October 29 in the Lake Champlain Zone, and from October 10 through October 29 in the Interior Zone.
(26) In Virginia, the season is closed for black ducks October 9 through October 12.
(27) In Virginia, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from January 12 through January 31.
(28) In West Virginia, the season is closed for eiders, whistling ducks, and mottled ducks.
(29) In West Virginia, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from January 12 through January 31.

Mississippi Flyway

Flyway-Wide Restrictions

Duck Limits: The daily bag limit of 6 ducks may include no more than 4 mallards (no more than 2 of which may be females), 1 mottled duck, 2 black ducks, 1 pintail, 2 canvasbacks, 2 redheads, 1 scaup (except as footnoted below), and 3 wood ducks. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.

Merganser Limits: The daily bag limit is 5 mergansers and may include no more than 2 hooded mergansers. In States that include mergansers in the duck bag limit, the daily limit is the same as the duck bag limit, of which only 2 may be hooded mergansers. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.

AreaSeason datesLimits
BagPossession
Alabama:
DucksNov. 27-Nov. 28 & Dec. 5-Jan. 316 618 18
MergansersSame as for Ducks515
CootsSame as for Ducks1545
Dark Geese (1)Sept. 1-Sept 30 & Oct. 10-Oct. 24 & Nov. 27-Nov. 28 & Dec. 5-Jan. 315 5 5 515 15 15 15
Light GeeseSame as for Dark Geese515
Arkansas:
DucksNov. 21-Nov. 30 & Dec. 11-Dec. 23 & Dec. 26-Jan. 316 6 618 18 18
MergansersSame as for Ducks510
CootsSame as for Ducks1545
Canada GeeseSept. 1-Sept. 30 & Oct. 31-Nov. 3 & Nov. 21-Dec. 4 & Dec. 6-Jan. 315 3 3 315 9 9 9
White-fronted GeeseOct. 31-Nov. 16 & Nov. 21-Dec. 4 & Dec. 6-Jan. 312 2 26 6 6
BrantClosed
Light GeeseSame as for White-fronted Geese20
Illinois:
Ducks (2):
North ZoneOct. 17-Dec. 15618
Central ZoneOct. 24-Dec. 22618
South Central ZoneNov. 14-Jan. 12618
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South ZoneNov. 26-Jan. 24618
MergansersSame as for Ducks515
CootsSame as for Ducks1545
Canada Geese:
North ZoneSept. 1-Sept. 15 & Oct. 17-Jan. 145 315 9
Central ZoneSept. 1-Sept. 15 & Oct. 24-Nov. 1 & Nov. 12-Jan. 315 3 315 9 9
South Central ZoneSept. 1-Sept. 15 & Nov. 14-Jan. 312 36 9
South ZoneSept. 1-Sept. 15 & Nov. 26-Jan. 312 36 9
White-fronted Geese:
North ZoneOct. 19-Jan. 1426
Central ZoneNov. 5-Jan. 3126
South Central ZoneNov. 14-Jan. 3126
South ZoneNov. 26-Jan. 3126
Light Geese:
North ZoneOct. 17-Jan. 1420
Central ZoneOct. 24-Jan. 3120
South Central ZoneNov. 14-Jan. 3120
South ZoneNov. 26-Jan. 3120
BrantSame as for Light Geese13
Indiana:
Ducks (3):
North ZoneOct. 24-Dec. 13 & Dec. 26-Jan. 36 618 18
Central ZoneOct. 31-Nov. 8 & Nov. 21-Jan. 106 618 18
South ZoneNov. 7-Nov. 8 & Nov. 28-Jan. 246 618 18
MergansersSame as for Ducks515
CootsSame as for Ducks1545
Dark Geese (4):
North ZoneSept. 12-Sept. 20 & Oct. 24-Nov. 1 & Nov. 21-Feb. 145 5 515 15 15
Central ZoneSept. 12-Sept. 20 & Oct. 31-Nov. 8 & Nov. 21-Feb. 145 5 515 15 15
South ZoneSept. 12-Sept. 20 & Nov. 7-Nov. 22 & Nov. 28-Feb. 145 5 515 15 15
Light Geese:
North ZoneSame as for Dark Geese20
Central ZoneSame as for Dark Geese20
South ZoneSame as for Dark Geese20
Iowa:
Ducks (5):
North ZoneSept. 26-Oct. 2 & Oct. 10-Dec. 16 618 18
Missouri River ZoneOct. 10-Oct. 16 & Oct. 24-Dec. 156 618 18
South ZoneOct. 3-Oct. 9 & Oct. 17-Dec. 86 618 18
MergansersSame as for Ducks515
CootsSame as for Ducks1545
Dark Geese:
Cedar Falls/WaterlooSept. 5-Sept. 13515
Des MoinesSept. 5-Sept. 13515
Cedar Rapids/Iowa CitySept. 5-Sept. 13515
North Zone (6)Sept. 19-Oct. 4 & Oct. 10-Dec. 1 & Dec. 12-Jan. 95 5 515 15 15
Missouri River Zone (6)Oct. 3-Oct. 18 & Oct. 24-Dec. 15 & Dec. 26-Jan. 235 5 515 15 15
South Zone (6)Sept. 26-Oct. 11 & Oct. 17-Dec. 8 & Dec. 19-Jan. 165 5 515 15 15
Light Geese:
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North ZoneSame as for Dark Geese20
Missouri River ZoneSame as for Dark Geese20
South ZoneSame as for Dark Geese20
Kentucky:
Ducks (7):
West ZoneNov. 26-Nov. 29 & Dec. 7-Jan. 316 618 18
East ZoneSame as West Zone618
MergansersSame as for Ducks515
CootsSame as for Ducks1545
Canada GeeseSept. 16-Sept. 30 & Nov. 26-Feb. 155 315 9
White-fronted GeeseNov. 26-Feb. 1526
BrantNov. 26-Feb. 1513
Light GeeseNov. 26-Feb. 152060
Louisiana:
Ducks (8):
West ZoneNov. 14-Dec. 6 & Dec. 19-Jan. 246 618 18
East Zone (including Catahoula Lake)Nov. 21-Dec. 6 & Dec. 19-Jan. 316 618 18
Coastal ZoneNov. 14-Dec. 6 & Dec. 19-Jan. 246 618 18
MergansersSame as for Ducks515
CootsSame as for Ducks1545
Canada Geese:
North ZoneNov. 7-Dec. 6 & Dec. 19-Jan. 311 13 3
South ZoneNov. 14-Dec. 6 & Dec. 19-Feb. 71 13 3
White-fronted GeeseSame as for Canada Geese39
BrantClosed
Light GeeseSame as for Canada Geese20
Michigan:
Ducks (9):
North ZoneSept. 26-Nov. 22 & Nov. 28-Nov. 296 618 18
Middle ZoneOct. 3-Nov. 29 & Dec. 12-Dec. 136 618 18
South ZoneOct. 10-Dec. 6 & Dec. 26-Dec. 276 618 18
MergansersSame as for Ducks515
CootsSame as for Ducks1545
Dark Geese (1):
North ZoneSept. 1-Dec. 16515
Middle ZoneSept. 1-Dec. 16515
South Zone:
Muskegon Wastewater GMUOct. 17-Dec. 22515
Allegan County GMUSept. 1-Sept. 30 & Nov. 7-Nov. 14 & Nov. 26-Dec. 6 & Dec. 19-Feb. 145 5 5 515 15 15 15
Remainder of South ZoneSept. 1-Sept. 30 & Oct. 10-Dec. 6 & Dec. 26-Dec. 27 & Jan. 23-Feb. 85 5 5 515 15 15 15
Light Geese:
North ZoneSame as for Dark Geese20
Middle ZoneSame as for Dark Geese20
South Zone:
Muskegon Wastewater GMUSame as for Dark Geese20
Allegan County GMUSame as for Dark Geese20
Remainder of South ZoneSame as for Dark Geese20
Minnesota:
Ducks (10):
North ZoneSept. 26-Nov. 24618
Central ZoneSept. 26-Oct. 4 & Oct. 10-Nov. 296 618 18
South ZoneSept. 26-Oct. 4 & Oct. 17-Dec. 66 618 18
MergansersSame as for Ducks515
Coots (11)Same as for Ducks1545
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Dark Geese:
North ZoneSept. 5-Sept. 20 & Sept. 26-Dec. 255 315 9
Central ZoneSept. 5-Sept. 20 & Sept. 26-Oct. 4 & Oct. 10-Dec. 305 3 315 9 9
South ZoneSept. 5-Sept. 20 & Sept. 26-Oct. 4 & Oct. 17-Jan. 65 3 315 9 9
Light Geese:
North ZoneSame as for Dark Geese2060
Central ZoneSame as for Dark Geese2060
South ZoneSame as for Dark Geese2060
Mississippi:
DucksNov. 27-Nov. 29 & Dec. 4-Dec. 6 & Dec. 9-Jan. 316 6 618 18 18
MergansersSame as for Ducks515
CootsSame as for Ducks1545
Canada GeeseSept. 1-Sept 30 & Nov. 13-Nov. 29 & Dec. 4-Dec. 6 & Dec. 9-Jan. 315 3 3 315 9 9 9
White-fronted GeeseNov. 13-Nov. 29 & Dec. 4-Dec. 6 & Dec. 9-Jan. 313 3 39 9 9
BrantSame as for White-fronted Geese13
Light GeeseSame as for White-fronted Geese20
Missouri:
Ducks and Mergansers (12):
North ZoneNov. 7-Jan. 5618
Middle ZoneNov. 7-Nov. 13 & Nov. 19-Jan. 106 618 18
South ZoneNov. 26-Nov. 29 & Dec. 7-Jan. 316 618 18
CootsSame as for Ducks1545
Canada Geese and Brant (13):
North ZoneOct. 3-Oct. 11 & Nov. 11-Feb. 63 39 9
Middle ZoneSame as North Zone39
South ZoneSame as North Zone39
White-fronted Geese:
North ZoneNov. 11-Feb. 626
Middle ZoneSame as North Zone26
South ZoneSame as North Zone26
Light Geese:
North ZoneNov. 11-Feb. 620
Middle ZoneSame as North Zone20
South ZoneSame as North Zone20
Ohio:
Ducks (14):
Lake Erie Marsh ZoneOct. 10-Oct. 25 & Nov. 7-Dec. 206 618 18
North ZoneOct. 24-Nov. 1 & Nov. 7-Dec. 276 618 18
South ZoneOct. 24-Nov. 1 & Dec. 5-Jan. 246 618 18
MergansersSame as for Ducks515
CootsSame as for Ducks1545
Dark Geese (15)(16):
Lake Erie Goose ZoneSept. 5-Sept. 13 & Oct. 10-Oct. 25 & Nov. 7-Dec. 20 Jan. 2-Feb. 65 3 3 315 9 9 9
North ZoneSept. 5-Sept. 13 & Oct. 24-Nov. 1 & Nov. 7-Dec. 27 Jan. 2-Feb. 65 3 3 315 9 9 9
South ZoneSept. 5-Sept. 13 & Oct. 24-Nov. 1 & Nov. 12-Feb. 65 3 315 9 9
Light Geese:
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Lake Erie Goose ZoneOct. 10-Oct. 25 & Nov. 7-Dec. 20 & Jan. 2-Feb. 610 10 1030 30 30
North ZoneOct. 24-Nov. 1 & Nov. 7-Dec. 27 & Jan. 2-Feb. 610 10 1030 30 30
South ZoneOct. 24-Nov. 1 & Nov. 12-Feb. 610 1030 30
Tennessee:
Ducks (17):
Reelfoot ZoneNov. 14-Nov. 15 & Dec. 5-Jan. 316 618 18
Rest of StateNov. 28-Nov. 29 & Dec. 5-Jan. 316 618 18
MergansersSame as for Ducks515
CootsSame as for Ducks1545
Canada Geese:
Reelfoot ZoneSept. 1-Sept. 20 & Oct. 10-Oct. 20 & Nov. 14-Nov. 15 & Dec. 5-Feb. 145 3 3 315 9 9 9
Rest of StateSept. 1-Sept. 20 & Oct. 10-Oct. 20 & Nov. 28-Nov. 29 & Dec. 5-Feb. 145 3 3 315 9 9 9
White-fronted Geese:
Reelfoot ZoneNov. 14-Nov. 15 & Dec. 5-Feb. 143 39 9
Rest of StateNov. 28-Nov. 29 & Dec. 5-Feb. 143 39 9
BrantSame as for Canada Geese13
Light GeeseSame as for Canada Geese20
Wisconsin:
Ducks (18)(19)(20):
North ZoneSept. 26-Nov. 24618
South ZoneOct. 3-Oct. 11 & Oct. 17-Dec. 66 618 18
Mississippi River ZoneOct. 3-Oct. 11 & Oct. 17-Dec. 66 618 18
MergansersSame as for Ducks515
CootsSame as for Ducks1545
Canada Geese:
North ZoneSept. 1-Sept. 15 Sept. 16-Dec. 165 315 9
South ZoneSept. 1-Sept. 15 Sept. 16-Oct. 11 & Oct. 17-Dec. 6 & Dec. 22-Jan. 55 3 3 315 9 9 9
Mississippi River ZoneSept. 1-Sept. 15 Oct. 3-Oct. 11 & Oct. 17-Jan. 55 3 315 9 9
White-fronted Geese:
North ZoneSept. 16-Dec. 1613
South ZoneSept. 16-Oct. 11 & Oct. 17-Dec. 6 & Dec. 22-Jan. 51 1 13 3 3
Mississippi River ZoneOct. 3-Oct. 11 & Oct. 17-Jan. 51 13 3
BrantSame as for White-fronted Geese13
Light Geese:20
North ZoneSept. 1-Dec. 1620
South ZoneSept. 1-Oct. 11 & Oct. 17-Dec. 6 & Dec. 22-Jan. 520 20 20
Mississippi River ZoneSept. 1-Sept. 15 & Oct. 3-Oct. 11 & Oct. 17-Jan. 520 20 20
(1) In Alabama and Michigan, the dark goose daily bag limit may not include more than 1 brant. Additionally, after September 30, the daily bag may not include more than 3 Canada geese.
(2) In Illinois, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from October 17 through November 30 in the North Zone, from October 24 through December 7 in the Central Zone, from November 14 through December 28 in the South Central Zone, and from November 26 through January 9 in the South Zone.Start Printed Page 53282
(3) In Indiana, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from November 14 through December 13 and from December 26 through January 3 in the North Zone, from November 28 through January 10 in the Central Zone, and from December 12 through January 24 in the South Zone.
(4) In Indiana, the dark goose daily bag limit of 5 may include 5 Canada geese during September 14 through September 22. During all other open season segments, the dark goose daily bag limit may not include more than 3 Canada geese. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.
(5) In Iowa, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from October 18 through December 1 in the North Zone, from November 1 through December 15 in the Missouri River Zone, and from October 25 through December 8 in the South Zone.
(6) In Iowa, in the North Zone, the Missouri River Zone, and the South Zone, the dark goose daily bag limit may not include more than 2 Canada geese until October 31. After October 31, the daily bag limit may not include more than 3 Canada geese. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.
(7) In Kentucky, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from December 18 through January 31.
(8) In Louisiana, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from November 29 through December 6 and December 19 through January 24 in the West and Coastal Zones, and from December 19 through January 31 in the East Zone.
(9) In Michigan, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from September 26 through November 9 in the North Zone, from October 3 through November 16 in the Middle Zone, and from October 26 through December 6 and December 26 through December 27 in the South Zone.
(10) In Minnesota, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from October 23 through November 24 in the North Zone, from October 23 through November 29 in the Central Zone, and from October 23 through December 6 in the South Zone.
(11) In Minnesota, the daily bag limit is 15 and the possession limit is 45 coots and moorhens in the aggregate.
(12) In Missouri, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from November 7 through December 21 in the North Zone, from November 7 through November 13 and November 19 through December 26 in the Middle Zone, and from November 26 through November 29 and December 7 through January 16 in the South Zone.
(13) In Missouri, the daily bag and possession limits for Canada geese and brant are in the aggregate.
(14) In Ohio, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 on October 25 and from November 7 through December 20 in the Lake Erie Zone, from November 13 through December 27 in the North Zone, and from December 11 through January 24 in the South Zone.
(15) In Ohio, only Canada geese may be taken during the September 5 to September 13 portion of the dark goose season.
(16) In Ohio, the dark goose daily bag limit may include no more than 1 brant.
(17) In Tennessee, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from December 18 through January 31.
(18) In Wisconsin, the daily bag limit may include no more than one female mallard.
(19) In Wisconsin, the daily bag limit may include no more than 1 black duck.
(20) In Wisconsin, the daily bag limit for scaup is 2 from October 11 through November 24 in the North Zone, from October 23 through December 6 in the South Zone, and from October 23 through December 6 in the Mississippi River Zone.

Central Flyway

Flyway-Wide Restrictions

Duck Limits: The daily bag limit is 6 ducks, which may include no more than 5 mallards (2 female mallards), 1 pintail, 2 canvasbacks, 2 redheads, 1 scaup, and 3 wood ducks. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.

Merganser Limits: The daily bag limit is 5 mergansers and may include no more than 2 hooded mergansers. In States that include mergansers in the duck bag limit, the daily limit is the same as the duck bag limit, of which only 2 may be hooded mergansers. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.

AreaSeason datesLimits
BagPossession
Colorado:
Ducks:
Southeast ZoneOct. 28-Jan. 31618
Northeast ZoneOct. 10-Nov. 30 & Dec. 19-Jan. 316 618 18
Mountain/Foothills ZoneOct. 3-Nov. 30 & Dec. 26-Jan. 316 618 18
CootsSame as for Ducks1545
MergansersSame as for Ducks515
Dark Geese:
Northern Front Range UnitOct. 3-Oct. 21 & Nov. 21-Feb. 145 515 15
South Park UnitOct. 3-Jan. 15515
San Luis Valley UnitOct. 3-Oct. 21 & Nov. 21-Feb. 145 515 15
North Park UnitOct. 3-Jan. 15515
Rest of State in Central FlywayNov. 2-Feb. 14515
Light Geese:
Northern Front Range UnitOct. 31-Feb. 1450
South Park UnitOct. 31-Feb. 1450
San Luis Valley UnitOct. 31-Feb. 1450
North Park UnitOct. 31-Feb. 1450
Rest of State in Central FlywayOct. 31-Feb. 1450
Kansas:
Ducks:
High PlainsOct. 10-Jan. 3 & Jan. 22-Jan. 316 618 18
Low Plains:
Early ZoneOct. 10-Dec. 6 & Dec. 19-Jan. 36 618 18
Late ZoneOct. 31-Jan. 3 & Jan. 23-Jan. 316 618 18
Southeast ZoneNov. 14-Jan. 3 & Jan. 9-Jan. 316 618 18
MergansersSame as for Ducks515
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CootsSame as for Ducks1545
Dark Geese (1)Oct. 31-Nov. 1 & Nov. 4-Feb. 146 618 18
White-fronted GeeseOct. 31-Jan. 3 & Jan. 23-Feb. 142 26 6
Light GeeseOct. 31-Nov. 1 & Nov. 4-Feb. 1450 50
Montana:
Ducks and Mergansers (2):
Zone 1Oct. 3-Jan. 7618
Zone 2Oct. 3-Oct. 11 & Oct. 24-Jan. 196 618 18
CootsSame as for Ducks1545
Dark Geese:
Zone 1Oct. 3-Jan. 10 & Jan. 11-Jan. 155 515 15
Zone 2Oct. 3-Oct. 11 & Oct. 24-Jan. 275 515 15
Light Geese:
Zone 1Oct. 3-Jan. 10 & Jan. 16-Jan. 2020 2060 60
Zone 2Same as for Dark Geese2060
Nebraska:
Ducks:
Zone 1Oct. 10-Dec. 22618
Zone 2:
Low PlainsOct. 3-Dec. 15618
High PlainsOct. 3-Dec. 15 & Jan. 6-Jan. 276 618 18
Zone 3:
Low PlainsOct. 24-Jan. 5618
High PlainsOct. 24-Jan. 27618
Zone 4Oct. 3-Dec. 15618
MergansersSame as for Ducks515
CootsSame as for Ducks1545
Canada Geese:
Niobrara UnitOct. 26-Feb. 7515
East UnitOct. 26-Feb. 7515
North Central UnitOct. 3-Jan. 15515
Platte River UnitOct. 26-Feb. 7515
Panhandle UnitOct. 26-Feb. 7515
White-fronted GeeseOct. 3-Dec. 6 & Jan. 16-Feb. 72 26 6
Light GeeseOct. 3-Dec. 23 & Jan. 16-Feb. 750 50
New Mexico:
Ducks and Mergansers (3):
North ZoneOct. 10-Jan. 13618
South ZoneOct. 28-Jan. 31618
CootsSame as for Ducks1545
Dark Geese:
Middle Rio Grande Valley UnitDec. 19-Jan. 3122
Rest of StateOct. 17-Jan. 31515
Light GeeseOct. 17-Jan. 3150
North Dakota:
Ducks (2):
High PlainsSept. 26-Dec. 6 & Dec. 12-Jan. 36 618 18
Remainder of StateSept. 26-Dec. 6618
MergansersSame as for Ducks515
CootsSame as for Ducks1545
Canada Geese (4):
Missouri River ZoneSept. 26-Jan. 1515
Western ND ZoneSept. 26-Dec. 24824
Rest of StateSept. 26-Dec. 19824
White-fronted GeeseSept. 26-Dec. 639
Light GeeseSept. 26-Jan. 150
Oklahoma:
Ducks:
High PlainsOct. 10-Jan. 6618
Low Plains:
Zone 1Nov. 14-Nov. 29 & Dec. 5-Jan. 316 618 18
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Zone 2Nov. 14-Nov. 29 & Dec. 5-Jan. 316 618 18
MergansersSame as for Ducks515
CootsSame as for Ducks1545
Dark Geese (1)Nov. 7-Nov. 29 & Dec. 5-Feb. 148 824 24
White-fronted GeeseNov. 7-Nov. 29 & Dec. 5-Feb. 72 26 6
Light GeeseNov. 7-Nov. 29 & Dec. 5-Feb. 1450 50
South Dakota:
Ducks (2):
High PlainsOct. 10-Jan. 14618
Low Plains:
North ZoneSept. 26-Dec. 8618
Middle ZoneSept. 26-Dec. 8618
South ZoneOct. 24-Jan. 5618
MergansersSame as for Ducks515
CootsSame as for Ducks1545
Canada Geese:
Unit 1Oct. 1-Dec. 20824
Unit 2Nov. 2-Feb. 14412
Unit 3Oct. 17-Dec. 20 & Jan. 9-Jan. 174 412 12
White-fronted GeeseSept. 26-Dec. 839
Light GeeseSept. 26-Jan. 850
Texas:
Ducks (5):
High PlainsOct. 31-Nov. 1 & Nov. 6-Jan. 316 618 18
Low Plains:
North ZoneNov. 14-Nov. 29 & Dec. 5-Jan. 316 618 18
South ZoneNov. 7-Nov. 29 & Dec. 12-Jan. 316 618 18
MergansersSame as for Ducks515
CootsSame as for Ducks1545
Canada Geese and Brant (6):
East Tier:
South ZoneNov. 7-Jan. 31515
North ZoneNov. 7-Jan. 31515
West TierNov. 14-Feb. 14515
White-fronted Geese (6):
East Tier:
South ZoneNov. 7-Jan. 3126
North ZoneNov. 7-Jan. 3126
West TierNov. 14-Feb. 1426
Light Geese:
East Tier:
South ZoneNov. 7-Jan. 3110
North ZoneNov. 7-Jan. 3110
West TierNov. 14-Feb. 1410
Wyoming:
Ducks (2)(7):
Zone C1Oct. 3-Oct. 18 & Oct. 31-Jan. 196 618 18
Zone C2Sept. 26-Dec. 6 & Dec. 19-Jan. 126 618 18
Zone C3Same as Zone C2618
MergansersSame as for Ducks515
CootsSame as for Ducks1545
Dark Geese:
Zone G1A (7)Oct. 3-Oct. 14 & Nov. 14-Feb. 142 44 12
Zone G1Oct. 3-Oct. 11 & Nov. 7-Nov. 29 & Dec. 4-Feb. 145 5 515 15 15
Zone G2Sept. 26-Dec. 6 & Dec. 19-Jan. 205 515 15
Zone G3Same as Zone G2
Zone G4Same as Zone G1
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Light GeeseOct. 3-Jan. 3 & Feb. 3-Feb. 1420 2060 60
(1) In Kansas and Oklahoma, dark geese include Canada geese, brant, and all other geese except white-fronted geese and light geese.
(2) In Montana, during the first 9 days of the duck season, and in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming, during the first 16 days of the duck season, the daily bag and possession limit may include 2 and 6 additional blue-winged teal, respectively.
(3) In New Mexico, Mexican-like ducks are included in the aggregate with mallards.
(4) In North Dakota, see State regulations for additional shooting hour restrictions.
(5) In Texas, the daily bag limit is 6 ducks, which may include no more than 5 mallards (only 2 of which may be females), 2 redheads, 3 wood ducks, 1 scaup, 2 canvasbacks, 1 pintail, and 1 dusky duck (mottled duck, Mexican-like duck, black duck and their hybrids). The season for dusky ducks is closed the first 5 days of the season in all zones. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.
(6) In Texas, in the West Goose Zone, the daily bag limit for dark geese is 5 in the aggregate and may include no more than 2 white-fronted geese. Possession limits are three times the daily bag limits.
(7) See State regulations for additional restrictions.

Pacific Flyway

Flyway-Wide Restrictions

Duck and Merganser Limits: The daily bag limit of 7 ducks (including mergansers) may include no more than 2 female mallards, 1 pintail, 2 redheads, 2 scaup, and 2 canvasbacks. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.

Coot and Common Moorhen Limits: Daily bag and possession limits are in the aggregate for the two species.

AreaSeason datesLimits
BagPossession
Arizona:
Ducks (1):721
North Zone:
ScaupOct. 17-Jan. 1026
Other DucksOct. 2-Jan. 10721
South Zone:
ScaupNov. 7-Jan. 3126
Other DucksOct. 23-Jan. 31721
Coots and MoorhensSame as for Other Ducks2575
Dark Geese:
North ZoneOct. 2-Jan. 10412
South ZoneOct. 23-Jan. 31412
Light GeeseSame as for Dark Geese1030
California:
Ducks:721
Northeastern Zone:
ScaupOct. 3-Nov. 29 & Dec. 7-Jan. 132 26 6
Other DucksOct. 3-Jan. 13721
Colorado River Zone:
ScaupNov. 7-Jan. 3126
Other DucksOct. 23-Jan. 31721
Southern Zone:
ScaupNov. 7-Jan. 3126
Other DucksOct. 24-Jan. 31721
Southern San Joaquin Valley Zone:
ScaupNov. 7-Jan. 3126
Other DucksOct. 24-Jan. 31721
Balance of State Zone:
ScaupNov. 7-Jan. 3126
Other DucksOct. 24-Jan. 31721
Coots and MoorhensSame as for Other Ducks2575
Canada Geese (2)(3):
Northeastern Zone (4)Oct. 3-Jan. 101030
Klamath Basin Special Management AreaOct. 3-Jan. 101030
Colorado River ZoneOct. 23-Jan. 31412
Southern ZoneOct. 24-Jan. 3139
Balance of State ZoneOct. 3-Oct. 7 & Oct. 24-Jan. 3110 1030 30
North Coast Special Management AreaNov. 7-Jan. 31 & Feb. 20-Mar. 1010 1030 30
White-fronted Geese (2):
Northeastern ZoneOct. 3-Nov. 29 & Jan. 2-Jan. 15 & Feb. 6-Mar.1010 10 1030 30 30
Klamath Basin Special Management AreaOct. 3-Jan. 151030
Colorado River ZoneOct. 23-Jan. 31412
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Southern ZoneOct. 24-Jan. 3139
Balance of State ZoneOct. 24-Jan. 31 & Feb. 20-Feb. 2410 1030 30
Sacramento Valley Special Management AreaOct. 24-Dec. 2139
Light Geese:
Northeastern ZoneOct. 3-Nov. 29 & Jan. 2-Jan. 15 & Feb. 6-Mar.1020 20 2060 60 60
Klamath Basin Special Management AreaOct. 3-Jan. 152060
Colorado River ZoneOct. 23-Jan. 312060
Southern ZoneOct. 24-Jan. 312060
Imperial County Special Management AreaNov. 7-Feb. 5 & Feb. 8-Feb. 12 & Feb. 15-Feb. 2120 20 2060 60 60
Balance of State ZoneOct. 24-Jan. 31 & Feb. 20-Feb. 2420 2060 60
Brant:
Northern ZoneNov. 18-Dec. 1426
Balance of State ZoneNov. 19-Dec. 1526
Colorado:
Ducks:721
East Zone:
ScaupOct. 3-Dec. 2726
Other DucksOct. 3-Jan. 15721
West Zone:
ScaupOct. 3-Oct. 21 & Nov. 7-Jan. 122 26 6
Other DucksOct. 3-Oct. 21 & Nov. 7-Jan. 317 721 21
CootsSame as for Other Ducks2575
Dark Geese:
East ZoneOct. 3-Jan. 6412
West ZoneOct. 3-Oct. 12 & Nov. 7-Jan. 314 412 12
Light GeeseSame as for Dark Geese1030
Idaho:
Ducks:721
Zone 1:
ScaupOct. 3-Dec. 2726
Other DucksOct. 3-Jan. 15721
Zone 2:
ScaupOct. 3-Dec. 2726
Other DucksOct. 3-Jan. 15721
Zone 3:
ScaupNov. 7-Jan. 3126
Other DucksOct. 19-Jan. 31721
Zone 4:
ScaupOct. 3-Dec. 2726
Other DucksOct. 3-Jan. 15721
CootsSame as for Other Ducks2575
Canada Geese and Brant (5):
Zone 1Oct. 3-Jan. 15412
Zone 2Oct. 19-Jan. 31412
Zone 3Oct. 19-Jan. 31412
Zone 4Oct. 3-Dec. 31412
Zone 5Oct. 3-Jan. 15412
White-fronted Geese:
Zone 1Oct. 3-Jan. 151030
Zone 2Oct. 3-Jan. 151030
Zone 3Oct. 19-Jan. 311030
Zone 4Nov. 2-Feb. 141030
Zone 5Oct. 3-Jan. 151030
Light Geese:
Zone 1Oct. 3-Jan. 152060
Zone 2Nov. 5-Jan. 15 & Feb. 6-Mar. 1020 2060 60
Zone 3Nov. 26-Mar. 102060
Zone 4Oct. 19-Jan. 312060
Zone 5 (6)Oct. 3-Jan. 152060
Zone 6Oct. 3-Jan. 152060
Montana:
Ducks:721
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ScaupOct. 3-Dec. 2726
Other DucksOct. 3-Jan. 10 & Jan. 16-Jan. 207 721 21
CootsSame as for Other Ducks2525
Dark Geese (7)Oct. 3-Jan. 10 & Jan. 16-Jan. 204 412 12
Light Geese (7)Same as for Dark Geese2060
Nevada:
Ducks:721
Northeast Zone:
ScaupSept. 26-Oct. 20 & Oct. 30-Dec. 292 26 6
Other DucksSept. 26-Oct. 20 & Oct. 30-Jan. 177 721 21
Northwest Zone:
ScaupOct. 29-Jan. 3 & Jan. 13-Jan. 312 26 6
Other DucksOct. 10-Jan. 3 & Jan. 13-Jan. 317 721 21
South Zone:
ScaupNov. 7-Jan. 3126
Other DucksOct. 17-Jan. 25 & Oct. 28-Jan. 317 721 21
Moapa Valley Special Management Area (8):
ScaupNov. 7-Jan. 3126
Other DucksOct. 31-Jan. 31721
Coots and MoorhensSame as for Other Ducks2575
Canada Geese and Brant (5):
Northeast ZoneSame as for Other Ducks412
Northwest ZoneSame as for Other Ducks412
South ZoneSame as for Other Ducks412
Moapa Valley Special Management Area (8):Same as for Other Ducks412
White-fronted Geese:
Northeast ZoneSame as for Canada Geese1030
Northwest ZoneSame as for Canada Geese1030
South ZoneSame as for Canada Geese1030
Moapa Valley Special Management Area (8):Same as for Canada Geese1030
Light Geese (9):
Northeast ZoneOct. 12-Oct. 20 & Oct. 30-Jan. 17 & Feb. 20-Mar. 720 20 2060 60 60
Northwest ZoneOct. 26-Jan. 3 & Jan. 13-Jan. 31 & Feb. 20-Mar. 720 20 2060 60 60
South ZoneOct. 17-Oct. 25 & Oct. 28-Jan. 3120 2060 60
Moapa Valley Special Management Area (8):Oct. 31-Jan. 312060
New Mexico:
Ducks:721
ScaupOct. 17-Jan. 1026
Other DucksOct. 19-Jan. 31721
Coots and MoorhensSame as for Other Ducks2575
Canada Geese and Brant (5):
North ZoneSept. 26-Oct. 11 & Nov. 2-Jan. 314 412 12
South ZoneOct. 17-Jan. 31412
White-fronted Geese:
North ZoneSame as for Canada Geese1030
South ZoneSame as for Canada Geese1030
Light Geese:
North ZoneSame as for Canada Geese2060
South ZoneSame as for Canada Geese2060
Oregon:
Ducks:721
Zone 1:
Columbia Basin Unit:
ScaupNov. 7-Jan. 3126
Other DucksOct. 17-Nov. 1 & Nov. 5-Jan. 317 721 21
Rest of Zone 1Same as Columbia Basin Unit
Zone 2:
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ScaupOct. 10-Nov. 29 & Dec. 3-Jan. 62 26 6
Other DucksOct. 10-Nov. 29 & Dec. 3-Jan. 247 721 21
CootsSame as for Other Ducks2575
Canada Geese:
Northwest Permit Zone (10)(11)Oct. 24-Nov. 1 & Nov. 21-Jan. 13 & Feb. 6-Mar. 106 6 618 18 18
Tillamook County Management AreaClosed
Southwest ZoneOct. 17-Nov. 1 & Nov. 10-Jan. 314 412 12
South Coast ZoneOct. 3-Dec. 6 & Dec. 19-Jan. 7 & Feb. 20-Mar. 106 6 618 18 18
Eastern ZoneOct. 17-Nov. 1 & Nov. 10-Jan. 314 412 12
Klamath County ZoneOct. 10-Nov. 29 & Dec. 15-Jan. 314 412 12
Harney and Lake County ZoneOct. 10-Nov. 29 & Dec. 15-Jan. 314 412 12
Malheur County ZoneOct. 10-Nov. 29 & Dec. 15-Jan. 314 412 12
White-fronted Geese:
Northwest Permit Zone (10)Same as for Canada Geese1030
Tillamook County Management AreaClosed
Southwest ZoneSame as for Canada Geese1030
South Coast ZoneSame as for Canada Geese1030
Eastern ZoneSame as for Canada Geese1030
Klamath County ZoneOct. 10-Nov. 29 & Jan. 16-Mar. 1010 1030 30
Harney and Lake County Zone (12)Oct. 10-Nov. 29 & Jan. 16-Mar. 1010 1030 30
Malheur County ZoneOct. 10-Nov. 29 & Jan. 16-Mar. 1010 1030 30
Light Geese:
Northwest Permit Zone (10)Same as for Canada Geese618
Tillamook County Management AreaClosed
Southwest ZoneSame as for Canada Geese618
South Coast ZoneSame as for Canada Geese618
Eastern ZoneSame as for Canada Geese618
Klamath County Zone (13)Oct. 10-Nov. 29 & Jan. 16-Mar. 106 618 18
Harney and Lake County Zone (13)Oct. 10-Nov. 29 & Jan. 16-Mar. 106 618 18
Malheur County Zone (13)Oct. 10-Nov. 29 & Jan. 16-Mar. 106 618 18
BrantNov. 28-Dec. 1326
Utah:
Ducks:721
Zone 1:
ScaupOct. 3-Dec. 2726
Other DucksOct. 3-Jan. 16721
Zone 2:
ScaupNov. 6-Jan. 3026
Other DucksOct. 17-Jan. 30721
CootsSame as for Other Ducks2575
Canada Geese and Brant (5):
East Box Elder County ZoneOct. 3-Jan. 16412
Wasatch Front ZoneOct. 3-Oct. 15 & Nov. 7-Feb. 74 412 12
Northern ZoneOct. 3-Oct. 15 & Oct. 24-Jan. 244 412 12
Southern ZoneOct. 17-Jan. 30412
White-fronted Geese:
East Box Elder County ZoneSame as for Canada Geese and Brant1030
Wasatch Front ZoneSame as for Canada Geese and Brant1030
Northern ZoneSame as for Canada Geese and Brant1030
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Southern ZoneSame as for Canada Geese and Brant1030
Light GeeseOct. 26-Dec. 15 & Jan. 15-Mar. 1020 2060 60
Washington:
Ducks:721
East and West Zones (14):
ScaupNov. 7-Jan. 3126
Other DucksOct. 17-Oct 25 & Oct. 28-Jan. 317 721 21
CootsSame as for Other Ducks2575
Canada Geese:
Area 1 (15)Oct. 17-Nov. 29 & Dec. 12-Jan. 314 412 12
Area 2 Inland (16)(17)Oct. 17-Nov. 1 & Nov. 25-Jan. 17 & Feb. 13-Mar. 104 4 412 12 12
Area 2 Coast (16)(17)Oct. 17-Dec. 6 & Dec. 23-Jan. 24 & Feb. 13-Feb. 244 4 412 12 12
Area 3 (15)Oct. 17-Oct. 29 & Nov. 7-Jan. 314 412 12
Area 4 (15)Oct. 17-Nov. 1 & Nov. 4 only & Nov. 7-Jan. 314 4 412 12 12
Area 5 (15)Oct. 17-Nov. 2 & Nov. 7-Jan. 314 412 12
White-fronted Geese:
Area 1 (15)Same as for Canada Geese1030
Area 2 Inland (16)Same as for Canada Geese1030
Area 2 Coast (16)Same as for Canada Geese1030
Area 3 (15)Same as for Canada Geese1030
Area 4 (15)Same as for Canada Geese1030
Area 5 (15)Oct. 17-Nov. 1 & Nov. 7-Jan. 3110 1030 30
Light Geese:
Area 1 (15)Oct. 17-Nov. 29 & Dec. 12-Jan. 31 & Feb. 13-Feb. 236 6 618 18 18
Area 2 Inland (16)Same as for Canada Geese618
Area 2 Coast (16)Same as for Canada Geese618
Area 3 (15)Same as for Canada Geese618
Area 4 (15)Nov. 7-Jan. 31 & Feb. 13-Mar. 36 618 18
Area 5 (15)Oct. 17-Nov. 1 & Nov. 4-Jan. 316 618 18
Brant (18):
Coastal ZoneJan. 9-Jan. 3126
Puget Sound ZoneJan. 16-Jan. 3126
Wyoming:
Ducks:721
Snake River Zone:
ScaupSept. 26-Dec. 2026
Other DucksSept. 26-Jan. 8721
Balance of State Zone:
ScaupSept. 26-Dec. 2026
Other DucksSept. 26-Jan. 8721
CootsSame as for Other Ducks1545
Dark GeeseSept. 26-Dec. 31412
Light GeeseSept. 26-Dec. 311030
(1) In Arizona, the daily bag limit may include no more than either 2 female mallards or 2 Mexican-like ducks, or 1 of each; and no more than 6 female mallards and Mexican-like ducks, in the aggregate, may be in possession. For black-bellied whistling ducks, the daily bag limit is 1 and the possession limit is 3.
(2) In California, the daily bag and possession limits for Canada geese and white-fronted geese are in the aggregate.
(3) In California, small Canada geese are cackling and Aleutian Canada geese, and large Canada geese are western and lesser Canada geese.
(4) In California, in the Northeastern Zone, the daily bag limit may include no more than 2 large Canada geese.
(5) The daily bag and possession limits for Canada geese and brant are in the aggregate.
(6) In Idaho, the season on light geese is closed in Fremont and Teton Counties.
(7) In Montana, check State regulations for special seasons and exceptions.
(8) In Nevada, youth 17 years of age or younger are allowed to hunt on October 24 on the Moapa Valley portion of Overton Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Youth must be accompanied by an adult who is 18 years of age or older.Start Printed Page 53290
(9) In Nevada, there is no open season on light geese in Ruby Valley within Elko and White Pine Counties. In addition, the season is closed in Alkali Lake, Fernley, Humboldt, Kirch, Mason Valley, Scripps, and Steptoe Valley WMAs and Washoe State Park from February 20 to March 7.
(10) In Oregon, in the Northwest Permit Zone, see State regulations for specific dates, times, and conditions of permit hunts and closures.
(11) In Oregon, in the Northwest Permit Zone, the season for dusky Canada geese is closed.
(12) In Oregon, in Lake County, the daily bag and possession limits for white-fronted geese are 1 and 3, respectively.
(13) In Oregon, in Klamath County, Harney and Lake County, and Malheur County Zones, during February 1 through March 10, the daily bag and possession limits are 20 and 60, respectively.
(14) In Washington, the daily bag limit in the West Zone may include no more than 2 scoters, 2 long-tailed ducks, and 2 goldeneyes, with the possession limit three times the daily bag limit. The daily bag and possession limit, and the season limit, for harlequins is 1.
(15) In Washington, in Areas 1, 3, and 5, hunting is allowed each day. In Area 4, hunting is allowed only on Saturdays, Sundays, Wednesdays, and certain holidays. See State regulations for details, including shooting hours.
(16) In Washington, in Areas 2 Inland and 2 Coast, see State regulations for specific dates, times, and conditions of permit hunts and closures.
(17) In Washington, in Areas 2 Inland and 2 Coast, the season for dusky Canada geese is closed.
(18) In Washington, brant may be hunted in Clallam, Pacific, Skagit, and Watcom Counties only; see State regulations for specific dates.

(f) Youth and Veteran-Active Military Personnel Waterfowl Hunting Days.

The following seasons are open only to youth and veteran-active military personnel, except where noted. Youth must be accompanied into the field by an adult 18 years of age or older. This adult cannot duck hunt but may participate in other open seasons.

Limits: Bag limits may include ducks, geese, swans, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules. The bag and possession limits are the same as those allowed in the regular season except in States that are allowed a daily bag limit of 1 or 2 scaup during different portions of the season, in which case the daily bag limit is 2 scaup per day and the possession limit is 6 scaup per day. Flyway species and area restrictions remain in effect.

Definitions

Youth: States may use their established definition of age for youth hunters. However, youth hunters may not be older than 17 years of age. Youth hunters 16 years of age and older must possess a Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (also known as Federal Duck Stamp). Swans may only be taken by participants possessing applicable swan permits.

Veteran-Active Military Personnel: Veterans (as defined in section 101 of title 38, U.S. Code) and members of the Armed Forces on active duty, including members of the National Guard and Reserves on active duty (other than for training), may participate. All hunters must possess a Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (also known as Federal Duck Stamp). Swans may only be taken by participants possessing applicable swan permits.

AreaSpeciesSeason dates
ATLANTIC FLYWAY
Connecticut (1)Ducks, geese, mergansers, and cootsOct. 3 & 31.
Delaware (1)Ducks, geese, brant, mergansers, and cootsOct. 17 & Feb. 6.
FloridaDucks, geese, mergansers, coots, and moorhens
YouthNov. 14 & Feb. 13.
Veteran-Active Military PersonnelFeb. 6 & 7.
GeorgiaDucks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinulesNov. 14 & 15.
Maine (1):Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots
North ZoneSept. 19 & Dec. 12.
South ZoneSept. 26 & Oct. 17.
Coastal ZoneSept. 26 & Oct. 24.
Maryland (2)(3)Ducks, sea ducks, Canada geese, light geese, brant, and cootsNov. 7 & Feb. 6.
Massachusetts:Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots
Youth HuntersSept. 26 & Oct. 10.
Veteran-Active Military PersonnelOct. 3 & Jan. 30.
New Hampshire (1)Ducks, geese, mergansers, and cootsSept. 26 & 27.
New Jersey:Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules
Youth
North ZoneOct. 10 & Feb. 6.
South ZoneNov. 7 & Feb. 6.
Coastal ZoneFeb. 6 & 13.
Veteran-Active Military PersonnelOct. 3 & Feb. 6.
New York:Ducks, Canada geese, brant, mergansers, coots
Youth
Long Island ZoneNov. 7 & 8.
Lake Champlain ZoneSept. 26 & 27.
Northeastern ZoneSept. 19 & 20.
Southeastern ZoneSept. 19 & 20.
Western ZoneOct. 3 & 4.
Veteran-Active Military Personnel
Long Island ZoneNov. 14 & 15.
Northeastern ZoneSept. 19 & 20.
Southeastern ZoneOct. 10 & 11.
Western ZoneNov. 11 & 14.
North Carolina (4)(5)Ducks, geese, brant, tundra swans, mergansers, and cootsFeb. 6 & 13.
Pennsylvania (6):Ducks, Canada geese, brant, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules
North ZoneSept. 19 & Jan. 16.
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South ZoneSept. 19 & Jan. 23.
Northwest ZoneSept. 19 & Dec. 19.
Lake Erie ZoneSept. 19 & Oct. 24.
Rhode Island (1)Ducks, sea ducks, geese, mergansers, and cootsOct. 24 & 25.
South CarolinaDucks, geese, mergansers, and cootsFeb. 6 & 13.
Vermont (1)Ducks, geese, mergansers and cootsSept. 26 & 27.
Virginia (5)Ducks, Canada geese, tundra swans, mergansers, and cootsOct. 24 & Feb. 6.
West Virginia (1)Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, and gallinulesSept. 19 & Nov. 7.
MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
AlabamaDucks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinulesNov. 21 & Feb. 6.
ArkansasDucks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinulesDec. 5 & Feb. 6.
Illinois (1):Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots
North ZoneOct. 10 & 11.
Central ZoneOct. 17 & 18.
South Central ZoneNov. 7 & 8.
South ZoneNov. 14 & 15.
Indiana:Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots
North ZoneOct. 17 & 18.
Central ZoneOct. 24 & 25.
South ZoneOct. 31 & Nov. 1.
Iowa (1):Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules
North ZoneSept. 19 & 20.
Missouri River ZoneOct. 3 & 4.
South ZoneSept. 26 & 27.
Kentucky (1):Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules
West ZoneFeb. 6 & 7.
East ZoneNov. 7 & 8.
Louisiana:Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules
Youth
West ZoneNov. 7 & Jan. 30.
East ZoneNov. 14 & Feb. 6.
Coastal ZoneNov. 7 & Nov. 8.
Veteran-Active Military Personnel
West ZoneNov. 8 & Jan. 31.
East ZoneNov. 15 & Feb. 7.
Coastal ZoneJan. 30 & Jan. 31.
MichiganDucks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinulesSept. 19 & 20.
Minnesota (1)Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinulesSept. 12 & 13.
MississippiDucks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinulesFeb. 6 & Feb. 7.
Missouri (1):Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules
North ZoneOct. 24 & 25.
Middle ZoneOct. 24 & 25.
South ZoneNov. 21 & 22.
Ohio:Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules
Lake Erie MarshOct. 3 & 4.
North ZoneOct. 3 & 4.
South ZoneOct. 3 & 4.
Tennessee:Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots
Youth
Reelfoot ZoneFeb. 6 & 13.
Remainder of StateFeb. 6 & 13.
Veteran-Active Military Personnel
Reelfoot ZoneFeb. 7 & 14.
Remainder of StateFeb. 7 & 14.
Wisconsin (1)Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinulesSept. 19 & 20.
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Colorado:Ducks, dark geese, mergansers, and coots
Mountain/Foothills ZoneSept. 26 & 27.
Northeast ZoneOct. 3 & 4.
Southeast ZoneOct. 24 & 25.
Kansas (7):Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots
High PlainsOct. 3 & 4.
Low Plains:
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Early ZoneOct. 3 & 4.
Late ZoneOct. 24 & 25.
Southeast ZoneNov. 7 & 8.
Montana (1)Ducks, geese, mergansers, and cootsSept. 26 & 27.
Nebraska (1):Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots
Zone 1Oct. 3 & 4.
Zone 2Sept. 26 & 27.
Zone 3Oct. 17 & 18.
Zone 4Sept. 26 & 27.
New Mexico (1):Ducks, mergansers, coots, and moorhens
North ZoneSept. 26 & 27.
South ZoneOct. 3 & 4.
North DakotaDucks, geese, mergansers, and cootsSept. 19 & 20.
Oklahoma:Ducks, geese mergansers, and coots
High PlainsOct. 3 & Feb. 6.
Low Plains:
Zone 1Nov. 7 & Feb. 6.
Zone 2Nov. 7 & Feb. 6.
South Dakota (1)Ducks, Canada geese, mergansers, and cootsSept. 12 & 13.
Texas (1):Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinules
High PlainsOct. 24 & 25.
Low Plains:
North ZoneNov. 7 & 8.
South ZoneOct. 31 & Nov. 1.
Wyoming:Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots
Zone C1Sept. 26 & 27.
Zone C2Sept. 19 & 20.
Zone C3Sept. 19 & 20.
PACIFIC FLYWAY
Arizona (1):Ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, and moorhens
North ZoneSept. 26 & 27.
South ZoneFeb. 6 & 7.
California:
YouthDucks, geese, brant, mergansers, coots, and moorhens
Northeastern ZoneSept. 19 & 20.
Colorado River ZoneFeb. 6 & 7.
Southern ZoneFeb. 6 & 7.
Southern San Joaquin Valley ZoneFeb. 6 & 7.
Balance of State ZoneFeb. 6 & 7.
Veteran-Active Military PersonnelDucks, brant, mergansers, coots, and moorhens
Northeastern ZoneJan. 16 & 17.
Southern ZoneFeb. 13 & 14.
Southern San Joaquin Valley ZoneFeb. 13 & 14.
Balance of State ZoneFeb. 13 & 14.
Colorado:Ducks, geese, mergansers, and coots
East ZoneSept. 26 & 27.
West ZoneOct. 24 & 25.
IdahoDucks, geese, mergansers, and cootsSept. 26 & 27.
Montana (1)Ducks, geese, mergansers, and cootsSept. 26 & 27.
Nevada (1)(5):Ducks, geese, swans, mergansers, coots, and moorhens
Northeast ZoneSept. 12 & 13.
Northwest ZoneSept. 26 & Feb. 13.
South ZoneFeb. 13 & 14.
New Mexico (1)Ducks, mergansers, coots, and moorhensOct. 3 & 4.
OregonDucks, geese, mergansers, and coots
YouthSept. 26 & 27.
Veteran-Active Military PersonnelFeb. 6.
Utah (1)(5):Ducks, dark geese, swans, mergansers, and coots
Zone 1Sept. 19.
Zone 2Oct. 3.
Washington (8):Ducks, geese, brant, mergansers, and coots
Youth
East ZoneOct. 3 & Feb. 6.
West ZoneSept. 26 & Feb. 6.
Veteran-Active Military Personnel
East ZoneFeb. 6.
West ZoneFeb. 6.
WyomingDucks, geese, mergansers, and cootsSept. 19 & 20.
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(2) In Maryland, youth hunter(s) must be accompanied by an adult 21 years of age or older that holds a valid Maryland hunting license or is exempt from the hunting license requirements. One adult may take one or more young hunters, and that adult may call waterfowl, assist with decoys and retrieve downed birds but may not possess a hunting weapon and may not participate in other seasons that are open on the youth waterfowl hunting days. Active military and honorably discharged veterans, of any age, that possess a valid Maryland hunting license or are exempt from the hunting license requirements may also hunt waterfowl on November 7, 2020, and February 6, 2021. Active military and honorably discharged veterans at least 21 years of age or older may possess hunting weapons and hunt while also providing assistance to eligible youth hunters.
(3) In Maryland, the bag limit for Canada geese is 1 in the AP Zone and 5 in the RP Zone.
(4) In North Carolina, the daily bag limit in the Northeast Hunt Zone may not include Canada geese and white-fronted geese except by permit.
(5) In North Carolina, Virginia, Nevada, and Utah, the daily bag limit may not include swans except by permit.
(6) In Pennsylvania, September 19 is open to youth hunters only.
(7) In Kansas, the adult accompanying the youth must possess any licenses and/or stamps required by law for that individual to hunt waterfowl.
(8) In Washington, the brant season and light goose season is closed in September.
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Seasons, limits, and shooting hours for sandhill cranes.

Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits on the species designated in this section are as follows:

Shooting and hawking hours are one-half hour before sunrise until sunset, except as otherwise noted. Area descriptions were published in the August 21, 2020, Federal Register (85 FR 51854).

Federally authorized, State-issued permits are issued to individuals, and only the individual whose name and address appears on the permit at the time of issuance is authorized to take sandhill cranes at the level allowed by the permit, in accordance with provisions of both Federal and State regulations governing the hunting season. The permit must be carried by the permittee when exercising its provisions and must be presented to any law enforcement officer upon request. The permit is not transferable or assignable to another individual, and may not be sold, bartered, traded, or otherwise provided to another person. If the permit is altered or defaced in any way, the permit becomes invalid.

CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR AREA DESCRIPTIONS AND ANY ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS.

AreaSeason datesLimits
BagPossession
MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
Alabama (1)
North ZoneDec. 4-Jan. 3133.
Kentucky (1)(2)Dec. 7-Jan. 3123 per season.
Minnesota (1)
NW Goose ZoneSept. 19-Oct. 2526.
Tennessee (1):
Southeast Zone (3)Dec. 5-Jan. 3133 per season.
Rest of StateDec. 5-Jan. 3122 per season.
CENTRAL FLYWAY
Colorado (1)Oct. 3-Nov. 2939.
Kansas (1)(2)(4)
West ZoneOct. 17-Dec. 1339.
Central ZoneNov. 11-Jan. 739.
Montana:
Regular Season Area (1)Oct. 3-Nov. 2939.
Special Season Area (5)Sept. 1-Oct. 302 per season
New Mexico:
Regular Season Area (1)Oct. 24-Jan. 2436.
Middle Rio Grande Valley Area (5)(6)Nov. 21 & Nov. 7-Nov. 8 & Nov. 28-Nov. 29 Dec. 5-Dec. 6 & Jan. 2-Jan. 3 & Jan. 9-Jan. 103 3 3 3 3 33 per season. 6 per season. 6 per season. 6 per season. 6 per season. 6 per season.
Southwest Area (5)Oct. 24-Nov. 1 & Jan. 2-Jan. 33 36 per season. 6 per season.
Estancia Valley (5)(7)Oct. 24-Nov. 136.
North Dakota (1):
Area 1Sept. 19-Nov. 1539.
Area 2Sept. 19-Nov. 1526.
Oklahoma (1)Oct. 24-Jan. 2439.
South Dakota (1)Sept. 26-Nov. 2239.
Texas (1):
Zone AOct. 31-Jan. 3139.
Zone BNov. 27-Jan. 3139.
Zone CDec. 19-Jan. 2426.
Wyoming:
Regular Season (Area 7) (1)Sept. 12-Nov. 839.
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Riverton-Boysen Unit (Area 4) (5)Oct. 3-Oct. 251 per season.
Big Horn, Hot Springs, Park, and Washakie Counties (Area 6) (5)Sept. 19-Oct. 111 per season.
Johnson, Natrona, and Sheridan Counties (Area 8) (5)Sept. 1-Sept. 301 per season.
PACIFIC FLYWAY
Arizona (5):
Zone 1 (8)Nov. 13-Dec. 133 per season.
Zone 2 (9)Nov. 20-Nov. 303 per season.
Zone 3 (10)Nov. 28-Dec. 163 per season.
Idaho (5):
Areas 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6Sept. 1-Sept. 302 per season.
Montana (5):
Zones 1 & 4Sept. 1-Oct. 3011
Zones 2 & 3Sept. 1-Oct. 3022
Utah (5):
Cache CountySept. 5-Sept. 131 per season.
East Box Elder CountySept. 5-Nov. 31 per season.
Rich CountySept. 5-Sept. 131 per season.
Uintah CountyOct. 3-Dec. 11 per season.
Wyoming (5):
Areas 1, 2, 3, & 5Sept. 1-Sept. 81 per season.
(1) Each person participating in the regular sandhill crane seasons must have a valid sandhill crane hunting permit in their possession while hunting.
(2) In Kansas and Kentucky, shooting hours are from sunrise until sunset.
(3) In Tennessee, in the Southeast Zone, the season is also closed from January 15 through January 17, 2021.
(4) In Kansas, each person desiring to hunt sandhill cranes is required to pass an annual, online sandhill crane identification examination.
(5) Hunting is by State permit only. See State regulations for further information.
(6) In New Mexico, in the Middle Rio Grande Valley Area (Bernardo and Casa Colorado Wildlife Management Areas), the season is only open for youth hunters on November 21. See State regulations for further details.
(7) In New Mexico, in the Estancia Valley Area, the season will be closed to crane hunting on October 28.
(8) In Arizona, in Zone 1, season dates are November 13 to 15, November 20 to 22, November 24 to 26, November 28 to 30, December 2 to 4, December 6 to 8, and December 11 to 13. November 13 to 15 is restricted to archery hunters only and December 11 to 13 is restricted to youth hunters only.
(9) In Arizona, in Zone 2, season dates are November 20 to 22, and November 28 to 30.
(10) In Arizona, in Zone 3, season dates are November 28 to 30, December 2 to 4, December 6 to 8, December 10 to 12, and December 14 to 16.
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Seasons, limits, and shooting hours for swans.

Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates inclusive), shooting and hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits on the species designated in this section are as follows:

Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise until sunset, except as otherwise restricted by State regulations. Hunting is by State permit only.

Federally authorized, State-issued permits are issued to individuals, and only the individual whose name and address appears on the permit at the time of issuance is authorized to take swans at the level allowed by the permit, in accordance with provisions of both Federal and State regulations governing the hunting season. The permit must be carried by the permittee when exercising its provisions and must be presented to any law enforcement officer upon request. The permit is not transferable or assignable to another individual, and may not be sold, bartered, traded, or otherwise provided to another person. If the permit is altered or defaced in any way, the permit becomes invalid.

Note:

Successful permittees must immediately validate their harvest by that method required in State regulations.

CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS AND DELINEATIONS OF GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS. SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY ON FEDERAL AND STATE PUBLIC HUNTING AREAS AND FEDERAL INDIAN RESERVATIONS.

AreaSeason datesLimits
ATLANTIC FLYWAY
DelawareNov. 11-Jan. 301 tundra swan per permit.
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North CarolinaNov. 7-Jan. 301 tundra swan per permit.
VirginiaNov. 18-Jan. 311 tundra swan per permit.
CENTRAL FLYWAY (1)
MontanaOct. 3-Jan. 71 tundra swan per permit.
North DakotaOct. 3-Jan. 11 tundra swan per permit.
South DakotaOct. 3-Jan. 81 tundra swan per permit.
PACIFIC FLYWAY (1)
Idaho (2)Oct. 19-Dec. 11 swan per season.
Montana (2)Oct. 10-Dec. 11 swan per season.
Nevada (3)(4)Oct. 10-Jan. 3 & Jan. 13-Jan. 312 swans per season. 2 swans per season.
Utah (3)(4)Oct. 3-Dec. 131 swan per season.
(1) See State regulations for description of area open to swan hunting.
(2) In Idaho and Montana, all harvested swans must be reported by way of a bill measurement card within 3 days of harvest.
(3) In Nevada and Utah, all harvested swans and tags must be checked or registered within 3 days of harvest.
(4) Harvests of trumpeter swans are limited to 20 in Utah and 10 in Nevada. When it has been determined that the quota of trumpeter swans allotted to Nevada and Utah have been filled, the season for taking of any swan species in the respective State will be closed by either the Director upon giving public notice through local information media at least 48 hours in advance of the time and date of closing, or by the State through State regulations with such notice and time (not less than 48 hours) as they deem necessary.
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Extended seasons, limits, and hours for taking migratory game birds by falconry.

Subject to the applicable provisions of the preceding sections of this part, areas open to hunting, respective open seasons (dates inclusive), hawking hours, and daily bag and possession limits for the species designated in this section are prescribed as follows:

Hawking hours are one-half hour before sunrise until sunset except as otherwise restricted by State regulations.

Area descriptions were published in the August 21, 2020, Federal Register (85 FR 51854).

Limits: The daily bag limit may include no more than 3 migratory game birds in the aggregate. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. These limits apply to falconry during both regular hunting seasons and extended falconry seasons, unless further restricted by State regulations. The falconry bag and possession limits are not in addition to regular season limits. Unless otherwise specified, extended falconry for ducks does not include sea ducks within the special sea duck areas.

Although many States permit falconry during the gun seasons, only extended falconry seasons are shown below. Please consult State regulations for details.

CHECK STATE REGULATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS AND DELINEATIONS OF GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS. SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY ON FEDERAL AND STATE PUBLIC HUNTING AREAS AND FEDERAL INDIAN RESERVATIONS.

AreaExtended falconry dates
ATLANTIC FLYWAY
Delaware:
DovesFeb. 1-Feb. 19.
RailsNov. 26-Jan. 7.
WoodcockOct. 1-Nov. 3 & Feb. 1-Mar. 10.
Ducks, mergansers, and cootsFeb. 1-Mar. 6.
BrantFeb. 1-Feb. 24.
Florida:
DovesFeb. 1-Feb. 17.
RailsNov. 10-Dec. 16.
WoodcockNov. 24-Dec. 17 & Feb. 1-Mar. 10.
Moorhens and gallinulesNov. 10-Dec. 13.
Ducks, mergansers, and cootsNov. 3-Nov. 12 & Feb. 8-Feb. 4.
Georgia:
Ducks, geese, moorhens, gallinules, and sea ducksNov. 30-Dec. 5.
Maine:
Ducks, geese, and brant:
North ZoneDec. 19-Feb. 9.
South & Coastal ZonesJan. 7-Feb. 27.
Maryland:
DovesJan. 12- Jan. 30.
RailsNov. 21-Jan. 2.
WoodcockOct. 1-Oct. 20 & Feb. 1-Mar. 10.
DucksFeb. 1-Mar. 10.
BrantFeb. 1-Mar. 10.
Light GeeseFeb. 25-Mar. 10.
Massachusetts:
Ducks, mergansers, sea ducks, and cootsOct. 8-Oct. 10 & Jan. 26-Feb. 8.
New Hampshire:
Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
Northern ZoneDec. 1-Jan. 14.
Inland ZoneNov. 9-Nov. 16 & Dec. 13-Jan. 18.
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Coastal ZoneJan. 25-Mar. 10.
New Jersey:
Woodcock:
North ZoneOct. 1-Oct. 16 & Nov. 30-Jan. 30.
South ZoneOct. 1-Nov. 6 & Dec. 2-Dec. 16 & Jan. 3-Jan. 30.
Ducks, mergansers, coots, and brant:
North ZoneJan. 17-Mar.10.
South ZoneJan. 17-Mar. 10.
Coastal ZoneJan. 31-Mar. 10.
New York:
Ducks, mergansers and coots:
Long Island ZoneNov. 1-Nov. 20 & Nov. 30-Dec. 11 & Feb. 1-Feb. 13.
Northeastern ZoneOct. 1-Oct. 2 & Oct. 26-Oct. 30 & Dec. 7-Jan. 13.
Southeastern ZoneOct. 1-Oct. 16 & Nov. 30-Dec. 4 & Dec. 21-Jan. 13.
Western ZoneOct. 1-Oct. 16 & Nov. 11-Nov. 27 & Jan. 4-Jan. 13.
North Carolina:
DovesOct. 17-Oct. 31.
Rails, moorhens, and gallinulesNov. 28-Jan. 2.
WoodcockNov. 7-Nov. 28 & Feb. 1-Feb. 27.
Ducks, mergansers and cootsOct. 17-Oct. 31 & Feb. 1-Feb. 13.
Pennsylvania:
DovesNov. 28-Dec. 17.
RailsNov. 21-Jan. 2.
Woodcock and snipeSept. 1-Oct. 16 & Nov. 28-Dec. 12 & Dec. 24-Jan. 2.
Moorhens and gallinulesNov. 21-Dec. 31.
Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
North ZoneOct. 26-Nov. 16 & Feb. 9-Mar. 10.
South ZoneOct. 26-Nov. 16 & Feb. 9-Mar. 10.
Northwest ZoneDec. 14-Dec. 28 & Feb. 1-Mar. 10.
Lake Erie ZoneJan. 18-Mar. 10.
Canada and white-fronted geese:
SJBP ZoneMar. 4-Mar. 10.
AP ZoneJan. 7-Mar. 10.
RP ZoneMar. 6-Mar. 10.
South Carolina:
Ducks, mergansers, and cootsNov. 2-Nov. 20 & Dec. 1-Dec. 11.
Virginia:
DovesJan. 20-Jan. 31.
WoodcockOct. 17-Nov. 6 & Dec. 1-Dec. 23 & Jan. 14-Jan. 31.
Rails, moorhens, and gallinulesNov. 18-Dec. 22.
Ducks, mergansers, and cootsNov. 30-Dec. 18 & Feb. 1-Feb. 12.
Canada geese:
Eastern (AP) ZoneNov. 18-Nov. 29 & Jan. 2-Jan. 15 & Feb. 1-Feb. 24.
Western (SJBP) ZoneFeb. 16-Feb. 24.
BrantOct. 17-Nov. 23 & Nov. 30-Dec. 18.
MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY
Arkansas:
Ducks, mergansers, and cootsFeb. 1-Feb. 15.
Illinois:
DovesNov. 15-Dec. 1.
RailsSept. 1-Sept. 4 & Nov. 14-Dec. 16.
WoodcockSept. 1-Oct. 16 & Dec. 1-Dec. 16.
Ducks, mergansers, and cootsFeb. 10-Mar. 10.
Indiana:
DovesOct. 19-Oct. 31 & Jan. 6-Jan. 9.
WoodcockSept. 20-Oct. 14 & Nov. 29-Jan. 4.
Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
North ZoneSept. 27-Sept. 30 & Feb. 14-Mar. 10.
Central ZoneOct. 24-Oct. 30 & Feb. 17-Mar. 10.
South ZoneOct. 31-Nov. 6 & Feb. 17-Mar. 10.
Iowa:
Ducks, mergansers, and cootsJan. 2-Jan. 30.
Kentucky:
Ducks, mergansers, and cootsNov. 30-Dec. 6 & Feb. 1-Feb. 15.
Louisiana:
DovesSept. 17-Oct. 3.
Rails and moorhensNov. 5-Nov. 13 & Jan. 7-Jan. 31.
WoodcockNov. 2-Dec. 17.
Ducks:
West ZoneNov. 5-Nov. 13 & Jan. 25-Jan. 31.
East ZoneNov. 5-Nov. 20.
Coastal ZoneNov. 5-Nov. 13 & Jan. 25-Jan. 31.
Michigan:
Ducks, mergansers, coots, and moorhensDec. 28-Jan. 10 & Feb. 24-Mar. 10.
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Minnesota:
DovesNov. 30-Dec. 16.
Rails and snipeNov. 3-Dec. 16.
WoodcockSept. 1-Sept. 18 & Nov. 3-Dec. 16.
Ducks, mergansers, coots, moorhens, and gallinulesDec. 12-Jan. 25.
Mississippi:
DovesDec. 2-Dec. 18.
Ducks, mergansers and cootsFeb. 1-Mar. 1.
Missouri:
DovesNov. 30-Dec. 16.
Ducks, mergansers, and cootsSept. 12-Sept. 27 & Feb. 10-Mar. 10.
Tennessee:
DovesSept. 29-Sept. 30 & Jan. 16-Jan. 30.
Rails, moorhens, and gallinulesNov. 10-Dec. 14.
WoodcockNov. 1-Nov. 8 & Dec. 2-Jan. 9 & Feb. 1-Feb. 15.
SnipeNov. 14-Feb. 28.
Moorhens and gallinulesNov. 10-Dec. 12.
Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
Reelfoot ZoneNov. 30-Dec. 4 & Feb. 1-Feb. 28.
Rest of the StateNov. 30-Dec. 4 & Feb. 1-Feb. 28.
Wisconsin:
Rails, snipe, moorhens, and gallinules:
North ZoneSept. 1-Sept. 25 & Nov. 25-Dec. 6.
South ZoneSept. 1-Oct. 2 & Oct. 12-Oct. 16.
Mississippi River ZoneSame as South Zone.
WoodcockSept. 1-Sept. 18 & Nov. 3-Dec. 16.
Ducks, mergansers, and cootsSept. 19-Sept. 20 & Jan. 8-Feb. 12.
CENTRAL FLYWAY
Kansas:
Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
Low PlainsFeb. 24-Mar. 10.
Montana (1):
Ducks, mergansers, and cootsSept. 23-Oct. 2.
Nebraska:
Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
Zone 1Feb. 25-Mar. 10.
Zone 2Feb. 25-Mar. 10.
Zone 3Feb. 25-Mar. 10.
Zone 4Feb. 25-Mar. 10.
New Mexico:
Doves:
North ZoneNov. 30-Dec. 4 & Dec. 21-Jan. 1.
South ZoneOct. 29-Nov. 5 & Nov. 22-Nov. 30.
Band-tailed pigeons:
North ZoneSept. 1-Sept. 14.
South ZoneOct. 1-Oct. 14.
Ducks and cootsSept. 12-Sept. 20.
Sandhill cranes (2):
Regular Season AreaOct. 10-Oct. 23.
Estancia Valley AreaNov. 2-Dec. 22.
Common moorhensNov. 21-Dec. 27.
Sora and Virginia railsNov. 21-Dec. 27.
North Dakota:
Ducks, mergansers, coots, and snipeSept. 1-Sept. 4 & Sept. 7-Sept. 11.
Oklahoma:
DovesFeb. 20-Mar. 8.
Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
Low PlainsFeb. 15-Mar. 1.
Gallinules and railsFeb. 1-Mar. 9.
WoodcockDec. 14-Feb. 13.
Sandhill cranesJan. 25-Feb. 7.
South Dakota:
Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
High PlainsSept. 1-Sept. 8.
Low Plains:
North ZoneSept. 1-Sept. 25 & Dec. 12-Dec. 19.
Middle ZoneSept. 1-Sept. 25 & Dec. 12-Dec. 19.
South ZoneOct. 3-Oct. 23 & Jan. 9-Jan. 18.
Texas:
DovesNov. 20-Dec. 6.
Rails, gallinules, and woodcockFeb. 1-Feb. 15.
Ducks, mergansers, and coots:
Low PlainsFeb. 1-Feb. 15.
Wyoming:
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DovesNov. 30-Dec. 16.
RailsNov. 10-Dec. 16.
Ducks, mergansers, and coots
Zone C1Sept. 26-Sept. 27 & Oct. 21-Oct. 28.
Zone C2Sept. 19-Sept. 25 & Dec. 7-Dec. 9.
Zone C3Same as Zone C2.
PACIFIC FLYWAY
Arizona:
DovesSept. 16-Nov. 1.
Ducks, mergansers, coots, and moorhens:
North ZoneSept. 28-Oct. 1.
South ZoneFeb. 1-Feb. 4.
California:
Ducks, mergansers, coots, and moorhens:
Colorado River ZoneFeb. 1-Feb. 4.
Southern ZoneFeb. 10-Feb. 12.
Southern San Joaquin Valley ZoneFeb. 10-Feb. 12.
Balance of State ZoneFeb. 10-Feb. 12.
Canada geese and white-fronted geese:
Southern ZoneFeb. 3-Feb. 7.
Light geese:
Southern Zone (3)Feb. 3-Feb. 7.
New Mexico:
Doves:
North ZoneNov. 30-Dec. 4 & Dec. 21-Jan. 1.
South ZoneOct. 29-Nov. 5 & Nov. 22-Nov. 30.
Oregon:
DovesOct. 31-Dec. 16.
Band-tailed pigeons (4)Sept. 1-Sept. 14 & Sept. 24-Dec. 16.
Washington:
DovesOct. 31-Dec. 16.
Ducks, mergansers, coots, and dark geese:
East ZoneOct. 3 & Feb. 6.
West ZoneSept. 26 & Feb. 6.
Light geese and brantFeb. 6.
Wyoming:
DovesNov. 30-Dec. 16.
Sora and Virginia railsNov. 10-Dec. 16.
Ducks, mergansers, and cootsSept. 19-Sept. 20.
(1) In Montana, the limits are 2 daily and 6 in posession.
(2) In New Mexico, the limits for sandhill cranes are 3 daily and 6 in possession.
(3) In California, in the Imperial County Special Management Area, there is no extended falconry season.
(4) In Oregon, no more than 1 pigeon daily in bag or possession.
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