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Migratory Bird Hunting Seasons & Bag Limits

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Seasons and dates may not apply to wildlife management areas.

Species/Season

Season Dates

Daily Bag Limit

Possession Limit

Crow *

Aug. 10 – Oct. 27 (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. 7 – 29

5

15

Nov. 23 – Jan. 30

Duck W

Sept. 21 – 25 (teal and wood duck only)

6 (of which only 2 can be wood ducks)

3 times the daily bag

Sept. 26 – 29 (teal only)

6

18

Nov. 23 – Dec. 1

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

3 times the daily bag

Dec. 7 – Jan. 26

Dove (Mourning and white-winged)

Sept. 28 – Oct. 20

15

45

Nov. 9 – Dec. 1

Dec. 19 – Jan. 31

Snipe

Nov. 1 – Feb. 15

8

24

Coot

Nov. 23 – Dec. 1

15

45

Dec. 7 – Jan. 26

Light geese (Snow, blue and Ross’) W

Nov. 23 – Dec. 1

15

No limit

Dec. 7 – Jan. 26

Merganser W

Nov. 23 – Dec. 1

5 (of which only 2 may be hooded)

3 times the daily bag

Dec. 7 – Jan. 26

Woodcock

Dec. 18 – Jan. 31

3

9

Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days

Nov. 16 and Feb. 8

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