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Kentucky Waterfowl Hunting

Season/Zone Dates Notes
Duck, Coot, & Merganser Nov 24 – Nov 27
Dec 5 – Jan 29
Teal only Sep 22 – Sep 25
Wood Duck & Teal Sep 17 – Sep 21
Canada Goose Sep 16 – Sep 30
Nov 24 – Feb 15
Snow & Ross’s Goose Nov 24 – Feb 15
White-fronted & Brant Goose Nov 24 – Feb 15
Goose Conservation Order Feb 16 – Mar 31 Electronic calls are permitted. Pit and blind restrictions for WMAs and the Ballard Reporting Area do not apply
Western Zone
Feb 4 – Feb 5 Open to legally licensed hunters ages 15 and under. Must be accompanied by an adult age 18 or older.
Eastern Zone
Nov 5 – Nov 6 Same as Western Zone
Falconry Nov 24 – Feb 15

Additional Information

Bag Limit Species/Season Daily Limit
Possession limit: 3 times daily bag limit
Ducks 6, including no more than:

  • 4 mallards (max 2 female)
  • 3 wood ducks
  • 2 redheads
  • 2 pintail
  • 1 black duck
  • 3 scaup
  • 2 canvasback
Coots 15
Mergansers 5, including no more than 2 hooded mergansers
Canada Geese
White-fronted Geese
5 combined; 3 Canada geese, 2 White-fronted and 1 Brant
Snow & Ross’s Geese 20
Goose Conservation Order No bag or possession limits
Falconry 3 birds
Hunting Times Season Times
Regular 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
Goose Conservation Order 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset
Arms & Ammo Type Details
Shotgun 10 gauge or smaller, incapable of holding more than three shells
Shot Must be non-toxic and of size T or smaller
Falconry Permitted