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2012–2013 Webless Migratory Game Bird Seasons & Bag Limits

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Open Season


Bag Limit

Possession Limit

Clapper & King Rails

Sept. 1–Nov. 9

All counties

10 per day

(no more than 1
king rail)


Mourning Dove

Sept. 1–Oct. 6

Nov. 3–Nov. 23

Dec. 22–Jan. 3

All counties

15 per day



Sept. 25–Nov. 23

Dec. 11–Jan. 26

All counties

8 per day


Sora & Virginia Rails

Sept. 1–Nov. 9

All counties

25 per day



Oct. 26–Nov. 23

Jan. 11–Jan. 26

All counties

3 per day


Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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