Migratory and Waterfowl Seasons

2015-2016 Migratory Game Birds Hunting Seasons

Season Dates Daily Bag Limit Possession Limit
Rails

Sept. 12-27;

Nov 7- Dec. 30

King and Clapper Sora and Virginia
15 in the aggregate 25 in the aggregate
King and Clapper Sora and Virginia
45 in the aggregate 75 in the aggregate

 

Gallinules

 

Sept. 12-27;

Nov. 7- Dec. 30

15 45

Snipe

 

West Zone East Zone Coastal Zone

Nov. 2- Dec. 6

Nov. 2- Dec. 6

Nov. 2- Dec. 6

Dec. 19- Feb. 28

Dec. 19- Feb. 28 Dec. 19- Feb. 28
8 24

Woodcock

Dec. 18- Jan. 31 3 9
Teal (Blue-winged, Green-winged and Cinnamon only) Sept. 12-27 6 18

Mourning, White-winged, fully dressed Eurasian Collared and Ringed-turtle Doves

 

North Zone South Zone

Sept. 5-27, Oct. 10 - Nov. 8 and Dec. 10 - Jan. 15

Sept. 5-13, Oct. 10 - Dec. 1 and Dec. 19- Jan. 15
15 in the aggregate 45 in the aggregate
Ducks, Coots and Mergansers
West Zone East Zone Coastal Zone
Nov. 14- Dec. 6 Nov. 21- Dec. 6 Nov 7 - Dec. 6
Dec. 19 - Jan. 24 Dec. 19 - Jan. 31 Dec. 19 - Jan. 17

Ducks 6

Coots 15

Mergansers 5

No more than 4 mallards (no more than 2 females) 

3 wood ducks

3 scaup

2 pintails

2 canvasbacks

2 redheads

1 mottled duck

1 black duck

three times the daily bag limit
Youth Waterfowl Hunts
West Zone East Zone Coastal Zone

Nov. 7 &   Jan. 30

Nov. 14 & Feb. 6 Oct 31 & Nov. 1
Same as regular season Same as regular season

Light Geese     (Snow, Blue, Ross')

West Zone East Zone Coastal Zone
Nov. 7- Dec. 6 Nov. 7- Dec. 6 Nov. 7- Dec. 6
Dec. 19 - Feb. 7 Dec. 19 - Feb. 7 Dec. 19 - Feb. 7
20 No possession limit
White-fronted Geese (Specklebelly)
West Zone East Zone Coastal Zone
Nov. 7- Dec. 6 Nov. 7- Dec. 6 Nov. 7- Dec. 6
Dec. 19 - Feb. 7 Dec. 19 - Feb. 7 Dec. 19 - Feb. 7
2 6 possession limit
Canda Geese
West Zone East Zone Coastal Zone
Nov. 14 - Dec. 6 Nov. 7 - Dec. 6 Nov. 7 - Dec. 6
Dec. 19 - Jan. 31 Dec. 19 - Jan 31 Dec. 19 - Jan. 31
1 3 possession limit

Extended Falconry Season

Extended falconry mourning dove season will open from Sept. 13 - 29. Extended falconry woodcock season will open from Oct. 28 - Dec. 17 and will reopen from Feb. 1 - 11. The falconry daily bag limit will be three and possession limit of nine birds for all permitted migratory game birds during the extended falconry and regular hunting seasons.

Extended Falconry Seasons for Rails and Gallinules:  Statewide Nov. 4 to Jan. 31

Extended Falconry Seasons for Ducks:   West Zone  Nov. 4 to Jan. 31; East Zone Nov. 4 to Jan. 31;  Coastal Zone Nov. 4 to Jan. 31;