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Migratory Bird Seasons, Dates & Limits

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Species

Season

Dates

Limit

Migratory Birds

Canada Geese

Statewide

Sept. 1-30
Oct. 13-27
Nov. 17-25
Dec. 8 – Jan. 27

5 per day
15 in possession

Crows

Statewide

Nov. 3 – Feb. 28

No limit

Doves

Statewide

Sept. 1-16
Oct. 13-31
Nov. 22 – Jan. 15

15 per day
45 in possession

Ducks

Statewide

Nov. 17-25
Dec. 8 – Jan. 27

6 per day
18 in possession
See Species Limits

Early Teal

Statewide

Sep. 8-23

6 per day
18 in possession

Gallinules & Coots

Statewide

Nov. 17-25
Dec. 8 – Jan. 27

15 per day
45 in possession

Mergansers

Statewide

Nov. 17-25
Dec. 8 – Jan. 27

5 per day
15 in possession¹

Sea Ducks

Statewide

Nov. 17-25
Dec. 8 – Jan. 27

5 per day
15 in possession²
See Species Limits

Snipe

Statewide

Nov. 15 – Feb. 28

8 per day
24 in possession

Snow Geese

Statewide

Oct. 13-27
Nov. 17-25
Dec. 8 – Jan. 27

5 per day
15 in possession

Sora and Rails

Statewide

Sept. 21 – Nov. 11

Nov. 22 – Dec. 9

King & Clapper:
15 per day
45 in possession

Sora and Virginia:
25 per day
75 in possession

Woodcock

Statewide

Dec. 8 – Jan. 21

3 per day
9 in possession

Species

Limit

Ducks

Black or Mottled Duck

1 per day

3 in possession (total for both species)

Canvasback

2 per day

6 in possession

Fulvous Whistling Duck

1 per day

3 in possession

Harlequin Ducks

Closed Season

Mallards

4 per day (only 2 may be hens)

12 in possession (only 6 may be hens)

Pintail

2 per day

6 in possession

Redheads

2 per day

6 in possession

Scaup

2 per day

6 in possession

Wood Ducks

3 per day

9 in possession

Sea Ducks

Eiders

4 per day

12 in possession

Long-Tailed Duck

4 per day

12 in possession

Scoters

4 per day

12 in possession