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Zone/Season Dates Notes
Duck & Coot
Central Flyway
Northeast
Oct 8 – Nov 28
Dec 17 – Jan 29
Youth: Oct 1 – Oct 2
East of I-25 & North of I-70
Duck & Coot
Central Flyway
Southeast
Oct 26 – Jan 29
Youth: Oct 22 – Oct 23
East of I-25 & South of I-70, & all of El Paso, Pueblo, Huerfano and Las Animas counties
Duck & Coot
Central Flyway
Mountain/Foothills
Oct 1 – Nov 28
Dec 24 – Jan 29
Youth: Sep 24 – Sep 25
West of I-25 & East of Continental Divide, except counties in Southeast Zone
No scaup may be taken after Jan 10, 2017
Duck & Coot
Pacific Flyway
Western Zone
Oct 1 – Oct 19
Nov 5 – Jan 29
Youth: Oct 29 – Oct 30
West of Continental Divide
No scaup may be taken after Dec 25, 2016
Duck & Coot
Pacific Flyway
Eastern Zone
Oct 1 – Jan 13
Youth: Sep 24 – Sep 25
Routt, Grand, Summit, Eagle and Pitkin counties, part of the Saguache, San Juan, Hinsdale and Mineral counties west of Continental Divide, and part of Gunnison County except the North Fork of the Gunnison River Valley (GMUs 521, 53 and 63)
September Teal Season Sep 10 – Sep 18 Lake & Chaffee counties and all areas east of I-25
Goose
Central Flyway
Regular
Dark Geese:
Oct 31 – Feb 12
Light Geese:
Oct 29 – Feb 12
East of Continental Divide, except areas designated below as part of special seasons
Goose
Central Flyway
Northern Front Range
Dark Geese:
Oct 1 – Oct 19
Nov 19 – Feb 12
Light Geese:
Oct 29 – Feb 12
Counties: Boulder, Larimer, Weld from the Continental Divide east along the WY border to US-85; south on US-85 to Adams Cty line and all of Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Gilpin and Jefferson
Goose
Central Flyway
South Park/San Luis Valley
Dark Geese:
Oct 1 – Oct 19
Nov 19 – Feb 12
Light Geese:
Oct 29 – Feb 12
Counties: Alamosa, Chaffee, Conejos, Costilla, Custer, Fremont, Lake, Park, Rio Grande, Teller, and parts of Hinsdale, Mineral, and Saguache counties east of the Continental Divide
Goose
Central Flyway
North Park
Dark Geese:
Oct 1 – Oct 19
Nov 19 – Feb 12
Light Geese:
Oct 29 – Feb 12
Jackson County
Goose
Pacific Flyway
Western Zone
Early Canada Goose:
Sep 1 – Sep 9
Regular:
Oct 1 – Oct 10
Nov 5 – Jan 29
Areas West of Continental Divide not included in Eastern Zone
Goose
Pacific Flyway
Eastern Zone
Oct 1 – Jan 4 Routt, Grand, Summit, Eagle and Pitkin counties, part of the Saguache, San Juan, Hinsdale and Mineral counties west of Continental Divide, and part of Gunnison County except the North Fork of the Gunnison River Valley (GMUs 521, 53 and 63)
Light Goose Conservation Order Feb 13 – Apr 30 East of I-25. Unplugged shotguns and electric calls are permitted. Federal migratory bird stamp no required, but Colorado waterfowl stamp is required.

Additional Information

Bag Limit Zone/Season Daily Limit
Possession limit: 3 times daily bag limit
Ducks
Central Flyway
6 excluding mergansers, including no more than:

  • 5 mallards (max. 2 females)
  • 2 pintails
  • 2 canvasback
  • 2 redheads
  • 3 wood ducks
  • 3 scaup

15 coots
5 mergansers, max. 2 hooded

Mergansers
Central Flyway
5, max. 2 hooded
Ducks & Mergansers
Pacific Flyway
7, including no more than:

  • 2 female mallards
  • 2 pintails
  • 2 canvasback
  • 2 redheads
  • 3 scaup
Coots Central: 15
Pacific: 25
Teal 6
Dark Geese
Central Flyway
5
Light Geese
Central Flyway
50, no possession limit
Dark Geese
Pacific Flyway
4
Light Geese
Pacific Flyway
10
Early Canada Goose 4
Light Goose Conservation Order No bag or possession limits
Falconry 3
Hunting Times Area Times
Statewide 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
Arms & Ammo Weapon type Details
Shotgun 10 gauge or smaller and incapable of holding more than three shells. Must be fired from the shoulder.
Ammunition All shot used must be non-toxic and size T or smaller
Archery Hand-held bows only if the arrow is not held or drawn mechanically.
Falconry Permitted