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Duck & Sandhill Crane Seasons & Bag Limits

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Duck Seasons and Bag Limits

Species

Statewide Duck Zone

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

Reelfoot Duck Zone

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

Daily Bag Limit

Possession Limit

Wood Duck & Teal

Sept. 11 - Sept. 15, 2021

Sept. 11 - Sept. 15, 2021

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. 16 - Sept. 19, 2021

Sept. 16 - Sept. 19, 2021

The Daily bag limit is 6 of any teal species.

Ducks, Coot & Mergansers

Nov. 27 - 28, 2021

Dec. 4 - Jan 30, 2022

Nov. 13 - 14, 2021

Dec. 4 - Jan. 30, 2022

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 scaup is 1 scaup on Nov. 13 - 14, Dec. 4 - 16 in the Reelfoot Zone, Nov. 27 - 28, Dec. 4 - 16 in the Statewide Zone then 2 scaup from Dec. 17 - Jan. 30 in all zones.

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

Youth Waterfowl Hunting Season*

Feb. 5 and Feb. 12, 2022

Feb. 5 and Feb. 12, 2022

Same as regular season daily bag limits.

Veterans and Active Military Personnel**

Feb. 6 and Feb. 13, 2022

Feb. 6 and Feb. 13, 2022

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. 4 - Jan. 30. Statewide tags are valid statewide, including the Southeast Crane Zone, except during the three day closure in that zone from Jan. 14-16.

Dec. 4 - Jan. 13, 2022

Jan. 17 - Jan. 30

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