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Duck & Sandhill Crane Seasons & Bag Limits

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Duck Seasons and Bag Limits

Species

Reelfoot Duck Zone

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

Statewide Duck Zone

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

Daily Bag Limit

Possession Limit

Wood Duck & Teal Sept. 12 – Sept. 16, 2020 Sept. 12 – Sept. 16, 2020 The Daily bag limit of ducks is 6, and may include no more than 2 wood ducks. The possession limit is three (3) times the daily bag limit, except on opening day and the second day of the season when the possession limit is one (1) and two (2) times the daily bag limit, respectively.
Teal Sept. 17 – Sept. 20, 2020 Sept. 17 – Sept. 20. 2020 The Daily bag limit is 6 of any teal species.
Ducks, Coot & Mergansers Nov. 14 – 15, 2020

Dec. 5 – Jan. 31, 2021

Nov. 28 – 29, 2020

Dec. 5 – Jan. 31, 2021

Coot: 15

Ducks: The daily bag limit of ducks is 6 birds/day which may include no more than 4 mallards (no more than 2 of which may be a female), 3 wood ducks, 2 canvasbacks, 2 redheads, 2 black ducks, 1 pintail, and 1 mottled duck. The daily bag limit for scaups is 1 scaup on Nov. 14 and Nov. 15, Dec. 5 – Dec. 17 in the Reelfoot Zone, Nov. 28 and Nov. 29, Dec. 5 – Dec 17 in the Statewide Zone then 2 scaups from Dec 18 – Jan 31 in all zones.

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

Youth Waterfowl Hunting Season* Feb. 6 and Feb. 13, 2021 Feb. 6 and Feb. 13, 2021 Same as regular season daily bag limits.
Veterans and Active Military Personnel** Feb. 7 and Feb. 14, 2021 Feb. 7 and Feb. 14, 2021 Same as regular season daily bag limits.

Sandhill Crane Seasons and Bag Limits

Species

Statewide

Southeast Crane Zone

South of Interstate 40 and east of Highway 56

Daily Bag Limit and Possession Limit*

Sandhill Crane Dec. 5 – Jan. 31. Statewide tags are valid statewide, including the Southeast Crane Zone, except during the three day closure in that zone from Jan. 15 – 17. Dec. 5, 2020 – Jan. 14, 2021

Jan. 18 – Jan. 31

The daily bag, season bag, and possession limit for sandhill cranes is based on the number of tags awarded to an individual.