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Waterfowl Seasons and Bag Limits
Waterfowl Seasons and Bag Limits
  • Early Canada Goose Season

    Sept. 1-30, 2019
    Daily Limit –
    5
    Possession Limit – 15

  • Early Teal Season

    Sept. 15-30, 2019
    Shooting Hours –
     Sunrise through Sunset.
    Daily Limit – 6 (blue-winged, green-winged and cinnamon teal combined)
    Possession Limit – 18

  • Duck, Coot and Merganser

    Nov. 23-Dec. 2, 2019
    Dec. 11-23, 2019
    Dec. 26, 2019-Jan. 31, 2020

    Duck daily bag limit – 6, which may include no more than 4 mallards (2 hens), 3 scaup, 3 wood ducks, 1 pintail, 2 redheads, 2 canvasbacks, 2 black ducks,1 mottled duck. If not listed, up to 6 ducks of a species (including teal) may be taken.

    Coot daily bag limit – 15.

    Merganser daily bag limit – 5, which may include no more than 2 hooded mergansers.

    Possession limit for ducks, coots and mergansers is three times the daily bag limit.

  • Special Youth Waterfowl Hunt

    Dec. 7, 2019 and Feb. 8, 2020

    On these days, only youths 15 and younger may harvest ducks, geese, coots and mergansers. Youths who have completed a hunter education course must be accompanied by a mentor 18 or older. Youths who have not completed a hunter education course must be accompanied by a mentor 21 or older. Mentors may not hunt, but may call waterfowl. Shooting hours and bag limits are the same as the regular duck and goose seasons. Youth hunters can hunt on wildlife management areas 30 minutes before sunrise until sunset these two days. General WMA hunter use permits are not required for youth hunters.

  • Special Active Duty Military and Veteran Hunt

    Dec. 7, 2019 and Feb. 8, 2020  

    On these days members of active duty military and military veterans may harvest ducks, geese, coots and mergansers. Active duty military includes members of the National Guard and Reserves on active duty (other than for training). Veterans must have served in active military, naval, air service or Reserves and National Guard on Title 32 orders in a combat zone and must have been discharged or released under Honorable conditions. Shooting hours and bag limits are the same as regular duck and goose seasons. Hunters may hunt on wildlife management areas from 30 minutes before sunrise until sunset these two days. 
     

  • White-fronted Goose

    Oct. 26-30, 2019
    Nov. 23-Dec. 6, 2019
    Dec. 8, 2019-Jan. 31, 2020

    Daily bag limit – 3

    Possession limit – 9

  • Canada Goose

    Oct. 26-30, 2019
    Nov. 23-Dec. 6, 2019
    Dec. 8, 2019-Jan. 31, 2020

    Daily bag limit – 2

    Possession limit – 6

  • Snow, Blue and Ross’s Goose

    Oct. 26-30, 2019
    Nov. 23-Dec. 6, 2019
    Dec. 8, 2019-Jan. 31, 2020

    Daily bag limit – 20

    No possession limit

  • Light Goose Conservation Order

    Oct. 5-25, 2019
    Oct. 31-Nov. 22, 2019
    Feb. 1-7, 2020
    Feb. 9-April 25, 2020

    No daily bag or possession limit

    Go to Light Goose Conservation Order page