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Idaho Waterfowl Hunting

Season Dates Notes
Duck, Coot, Merganser & Snipe
Area 1
Oct 1 – Jan 13
Scaup: Oct 22 – Jan 13
All parts of the state NOT included in Duck Area 2
Duck, Coot, Merganser & Snipe
Area 2
Oct 15 – Jan 27
Scaup: Nov 5 – Jan 27
Counties: Ada, Boise, Canyon, Cassia, Elmore, Gem, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Owyhee, Payette, Twin Falls and Washington
Canada Goose
Area 1
Oct 1 – Jan 13 All parts of the state NOT included in Canada Goose Areas 2 & 3
Canada Goose
Area 2
Oct 15 – Jan 27 Counties: Ada, Boise, Canyon, Cassia, Elmore, Gem, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Owyhee, Payette, Twin Falls, and Washington
Canada Goose
Area 3
Sep 1 – Sep 15
Oct 1 – Dec 29
Bear Lake County, Bingham County within the Blackfoot Reservoir drainage, and Caribou County except that portion within the Fort Hall Indian Reservation
White-fronted Goose
Area 1
Oct 1 – Jan 13 All parts of the state NOT included in White-fronted Goose Area 2
White-fronted Goose
Area 2
Nov 7 – Feb 19 Counties: Ada, Boise, Canyon, Cassia, Elmore, Gem, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Owyhee, Payette, Twin Falls, and Washington
Light Goose
Area 1
Oct 1 – Jan 13 All parts of the state NOT included in Light Goose Areas 2 & 3
Light Goose
Area 2
Nov 26 – Mar 10 Counties: Ada, Boise, Canyon, Cassia, Elmore, Gem, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Owyhee, Payette, Twin Falls, and Washington
From Feb 20-Mar 10, recorded or electrically amplified bird calls or imitations of bird calls, and unplugged shotguns capable of holding more than three shells may be used
Light Goose
Area 3
Oct 29 – Jan 13
Feb 11 – Mar 10
Bingham County west of the west bank of the Snake River, east of the McTucker boat ramp access road, and west of the American Falls Reservoir bluff; Power County, except below the American Falls Reservoir bluff and those lands and waters within the Fort Hall Indian Reservation
From Feb 11-Mar 10, recorded or electrically amplified bird calls or imitations of bird calls, and unplugged shotguns capable of holding more than three shells may be used
Youth Hunt Sep 24 – Sep 25 Open to licensed hunters age 15 and younger, accompanied by a licensed non-hunting adult (18+). Hunters are required to have a Federal Migratory Game Bird HIP Validation, but not a Federal Migratory Bird Stamp.
Closures In the Southwest Region, Fort Boise and Payette River WMAs and that portion of the Roswell Marsh Wildlife Habitat Area south of ID-18, and the Snake River Islands Unit of the Deer Flat NWR will be closed Feb 1-Mar 10, 2016.

Additional Information

Bag Limit Species Daily Limit
Possession limit: 3 times daily bag limit
Ducks & Mergansers 7 daily, including no more than:

  • 2 female mallards
  • 2 redheads
  • 3 scaup
  • 2 pintails
  • 2 canvasbacks
Coots 25
Wilson’s Snipe 8
Canada Geese
September
5
Canada Geese
Regular
4
White-fronted Geese 10
Light Geese 20, including Snow, Blue, and Ross’s geese
Hunting Times Area Times
Statewide 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
Arms & Ammo Weapon type Details
Shotgun 10 gauge or less, incapable of holding more than three shells.
Shot Must be non-toxic and T size or smaller