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Below is content from the 2013 guide.

Waterfowl Seasons

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Species

Statewide Duck Zone

(the remainder of the state outside
the Reelfoot Lake Duck Zone)

Reelfoot Duck Zone

(the lands and waters within the
boundaries of Reelfoot Lake WMA only)

Daily Bag Limit

Possession Limit

Ducks, Coots & Mergansers

Nov. 24–25, 2012

Dec. 1, 2012 –
Jan. 27, 2013

Nov. 10–11, 2012

Dec. 1, 2012 –
Jan. 27, 2013

Ducks: The Daily bag limit of ducks is 6, and may include no more than 4 mallards (no more than 2 of which may be a female), 1 black duck, 3 wood ducks, 2 pintails, 1 canvasback, 4 scaup, and 2 redheads.

Coots and Gallinules: 15

Mergansers: 5 (only 2 of which may be hooded mergansers)

Virginia and Sora Rails: 25

The maximum number of birds that could have legally been taken in 2 days.

Exception: possession limit for Virginia and sora rails is 25.

Gallinules &
Moorhens

Nov. 24–25, 2012

Dec. 1, 2012 –
Jan. 27, 2013

Nov. 10–11, 2012

Dec. 1, 2012 –
Jan. 27, 2013

Virginia &
Sora Rails

Nov. 24–25, 2012

Dec. 1, 2012 –
Jan. 27, 2013

Nov. 10–11, 2012

Dec. 1, 2012 –
Jan. 27, 2013

Youth Waterfowl Hunting Season*

(for youths 6–15 years of age)

Feb. 2, 2013 and Feb. 9, 2013

Feb. 2, 2013 and Feb. 9, 2013

Same as statewide bag limits.
See Daily Bag Limits.

* An adult at least 21 years of age must accompany the youth hunter into the field and must remain in a position to take immediate control of the hunting device. Multiple youths may be accompanied by a single qualifying adult. The adult accompanying the young hunter may not hunt ducks but may participate in other open seasons. Geese, coots, gallinules, moorhens, and ducks may be taken by youths during the Youth Waterfowl Season. WMAs with special closing times are open all day, each day of the Youth Waterfowl Season.

Species

Standard Season

Conservation Season

Daily Bag Limit

Possession Limit

Blue, Snow
& Ross’ Geese

Standard Federal Regulations Apply (Unplugged Shotguns and
Electronic Calls NOT Allowed)

Nov. 24, 2012 – Feb. 10, 2013

For Blue, Snow, and
Ross’ Geese Only

Feb. 11, 2013 – March 10, 2013

The Following Conservation Provisions Apply during this
Conservation season segment
only: Unplugged Shotguns and Electronic Calls Allowed

20

There is no possession limit for blue, snow, and Ross’ geese except on opening day when it is the same as the daily bag limit.

White-Fronted Geese

Dec. 1, 2012 – Feb. 10, 2013

2

Twice the daily bag limit except on opening day.

Brant

Nov. 23, 2012 – Jan. 31, 2013

2

Twice the daily bag limit except on opening day.

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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