Migratory Game Bird Seasons
2022-2023 MIGRATORY GAME BIRDS SEASONS & LIMITS
|2022-2023||North Zone||Central Zone||South Zone|
|Youth Waterfowl||Sept. 24-25||Oct. 1-2||Oct 8-9|
|Ducks, Mergansers & Coots||Oct. 1-7 &|
Oct 15-Dec 6
|Oct 8-14 &|
Oct 22-Dec 13
|Oct 15-21 &|
Oct 29-Dec 20
|Dark Geese & Light Geese||Sept 24-Oct 9 &|
Oct 15-Dec 6 &
Dec 10-Jan 7, 2023
|Oct 1-16 &|
Oct 22-Dec 13 &
Dec 17-Jan 14, 2023
|Oct 8-23 &|
Oct 29-Dec 20 &
Dec 24-Jan 21, 2023
DUCKS: Daily limit 6, including no more than 4 mallards (of which no more than 2 may be female), 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 1 pintail, 2 black ducks, and 2 canvasback. Scaup bag limit: 1 for first 15 days of the season, 2 for the remaining 45 days.
MERGANSERS: Daily limit 5, including no more than 2 hooded mergansers.
COOTS: Daily limit 15.
YOUTH WATERFOWL HUNTING DAYS: Shooting hours and daily bag limits will conform to those set for the regular waterfowl seasons.
DARK GEESE: The daily bag limit for Canada geese, white-fronted geese, brant and any other geese that are not light geese is 5 and may include no more than 2 Canada geese during the first segment of the statewide season and no more than 3 Canada geese beginning with second segment of the statewide season until the end of the season.
LIGHT GEESE: The daily bag limit for white and blue-phase snow geese and Ross’ geese is 20
|Special September Teal||Sept 1 - 16||Daily limit is 6|
|Doves||Sept 1 - Nov 29||Daily limit is 15|
|Snipe||Sept 3 - Nov 30||Daily limit is 8|
|Rail||Sept 3 - Nov 11||Daily limit is 12|
|Woodcock||Oct 1 - Nov 14||Daily limit is 3|
METRO CANADA GOOSE SEASONS
Only in designated areas around Des Moines, Cedar Rapids/Iowa City and Cedar Falls/Waterloo. Special regulations apply. See Special September Canada Goose Season maps at select license agents in hunt zones and online at http://www.iowadnr.gov/Hunting...
CANADA GEESE Sept. 10-18. Daily limit is 5
LIGHT GEESE CONSERVATION ORDER
White & blue phase snow geese & Ross’ geese. Jan. 22-May 1, 2023
Possession limits are three times the daily bag limit for all migratory birds, except light geese for which there is no possession limit.