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Migratory Game Bird Season Dates & Limits

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Dove (mourning, White-Winged & Eurasian Collared)

Dates

Sept. 1 – Oct. 31 and Dec. 1-29, 2018; statewide.

Daily Limit

15. The limit may consist of any combination (aggregate) of mourning, white-winged and fully dressed Eurasian collared doves (those without a head or fully feathered wing naturally attached to the carcass).

However, there is no bag limit on Eurasian collared doves provided that the head or one fully feathered wing remains naturally attached to the carcass of all such birds while being transported to their final destination.

Dove Identification

Woodcock

Dates & Open Areas

Nov. 1 – Dec. 15, 2018; statewide.

Daily Limit

Three.

Crow

Dates & Open Areas

Oct. 10 – Nov. 16, 2018 and Dec. 9, 2018 – Mar. 4, 2019; statewide.

Limit

There is no daily or possession limit.

Depredation Order

Federally approved nontoxic shot must be used when taking crows under depredation order. Federal law provides for a depredation order for crows when committing or about to commit depredations or when concentrated in such numbers and manner as to constitute a health hazard or other nuisance. For a complete copy of the Depredation Order, see 50 CFR, Part 21.43.

Rail (sora & virginia)

Dates & Open Areas

Sept. 1 – Nov. 9, 2018; statewide.

Daily Limit

25.

Wilson’s (common) Snipe

Dates & Open Areas

Oct. 1, 2018 – Jan. 15, 2019; statewide.

Daily Limit

Eight.

Gallinule (Purple gallinule & Common Gallinule)

Dates & Open Areas

Sept. 1 – Nov. 9, 2018; statewide.

Daily Limit

15.

September Teal

Dates & Open Areas

Sept. 15-30, 2018; statewide.

Daily Limit

Six.

Special Resident Canada goose

Dates & Open Areas

Sept. 15-24, 2018; statewide

Daily Limit

Eight.

White-Fronted Geese

Dates & Open Areas

Nov. 3-25, 2018 & Dec. 8, 2018 – Feb. 10, 2019; statewide.

Daily Limit

Two.

Sandhill Cranes

Dates & Open Areas

Oct. 20, 2018 – Jan. 20, 2019; west of I-35 only.

Daily Limit

Three.

Federal Sandhill Crane Permit Required

See Migratory Game Bird Regulations for full information on this permit.

Conservation Order Light Goose Season (COLGS)

Dates & Open Areas

Feb. 18 – Mar. 30, 2019; statewide.

Limit

There is no daily or possession limit.

Special Provisions

Electronic calls allowed; unplugged shotguns allowed; shooting hours extended to one-half hour after sunset; no daily or possession limits.

This season is designed to increase harvest and allow hunters to help reduce the population of mid-continent light geese (snow, blue & Ross’). All other waterfowl regulations apply, including use of federally approved nontoxic shot. All participants are required to have in their possession while hunting all necessary licenses, waterfowl stamps and a Harvest Information Program (HIP) permit.

Federal regulation requires an estimate of the COLGS light goose harvest. To participate in COLGS, hunters must register for a harvest survey either online at
wildlifedepartment.com or by sending name, address and telephone number to:

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife
Conservation – Attn: COLGS

P.O. Box 53465

Oklahoma City, OK 73152

Dark Geese (all geese, except White-Fronted and Light Geese)

Dates & Open Areas

Nov. 3-25, 2018 & Dec. 8, 2018 – Feb. 17, 2019; statewide.

Daily Limit

Eight.

Light Geese Snow, Blue & Ross’

Dates & Open Areas

Nov. 3-25, 2018 & Dec. 8, 2018 – Feb. 17, 2019; statewide.

Daily Limit

50.

Ducks

Daily Limit

Six combined of any species of duck. The daily limit may include no more than five mallards (only two may be hens), three wood ducks, three scaup, two redheads, two canvasbacks, and two pintails.

Mergansers

Daily Limit

Five. The daily limit may include no more than two hooded mergansers (shown left).

Coots

Daily Limit

15.