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Migratory Bird Hunting Season Dates & Bag Limits

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2018–2019 Florida Migratory Bird Hunting Season Dates and Bag Limits

Seasons and dates may not apply to wildlife management areas.

Species/Season

Season Dates

Daily Bag Limit

Possession Limit

Crow *

Aug. 11 – Oct. 28 (Sat. & Sun. only)

No limit

No limit

Nov. 11 – Feb. 18

Rail (King and clapper)

Sept. 1 – Nov. 9

15

45

Rail (Sora and Virginia)

Sept. 1 – Nov. 9

25

75

Common moorhen

Sept. 1 – Nov. 9

15

45

Canada goose W

Sept. 1 – 30

5

15

Nov. 17 – 25

Dec. 1 – Jan. 30

Duck W

Sept. 22 – 26 (teal and wood duck only)

6 (of which only 2 can be wood ducks)

3 times the daily bag

Sept. 27 – 30 (teal only)

6

18

Nov. 17 – 25

6 ducks, including no more than 4 mallards (of which only 2 can be females), 4 scoters, 4 eiders, 4 long-tailed ducks, 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 2 black ducks, 2 scaup, 2 canvasbacks, 2 pintails, 1 mottled duck (Florida duck) and 1 fulvous whistling-duck

3 times the daily bag

Dec. 8 – Jan. 27

Dove (Mourning and white-winged)

Sept. 22 – Oct. 14

15

45

Nov. 10 – Dec. 2

Dec. 19 – Jan. 31

Snipe

Nov. 1 – Feb. 15

8

24

Coot

Nov. 17 – 25

15

45

Dec. 8 – Jan. 27

Light geese (Snow, blue and Ross’) W

Nov. 17 – 25

15

No limit

Dec. 8 – Jan. 27

Merganser W

Nov. 17 – 25

5 (of which only 2 may be hooded)

3 times the daily bag

Dec. 8 – Jan. 27

Woodcock

Dec. 18 – Jan. 31

3

9

Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days

Feb. 2 – 3

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