Migratory Game Bird Season Dates & Limits

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For license requirements, possession limits, public lands, shooting hours, legal means of taking, hunter orange and other migratory bird/waterfowl hunting restrictions see Migratory Game Bird Regulations

Dove (Mourning, White-Winged & Eurasian Collared)


Sept. 1 – Oct. 31 and Dec. 1-29; 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


Dates & Open Areas

Nov. 1 – Dec. 15; statewide.

Daily Limit


RAIL (sora & virginia)

Dates & Open Areas

Sept. 1 – Nov. 9; statewide.

Daily Limit


Wilson’s (common) SNIPE

Dates & Open Areas

Oct. 1 – Jan. 15; statewide.

Daily Limit


GALLINULE (Purple gallinule & Common GALLINULE)

Dates & Open Areas

Sept. 1 – Nov. 9; statewide.

Daily Limit



Legal Means of Taking

Firearms, archery equipment, legal raptors and as otherwise provided under General Hunting Regulations. Shotguns larger than 10 gauge are prohibited. There is no magazine restriction for firearms. Electronic calls are legal.

Dates & Open Areas

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


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.