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Migratory Game Bird Hunting Seasons
2013-2014 MigratoryBird Hunting Regulations

September 2013 - January 2014 Migratory Game Bird Hunting Seasons

Species

Open Seasons (All Dates Inclusive)

Daily Bag Limits (a)

Possession Limits

Mourning Dove
3-way Split Season
Sept. 2 – Oct. 5 15 45
Oct. 21 – Nov. 9
Dec. 23 – Jan. 4
Sora and Virginia Rails Sept. 2 – Nov. 2 25 25
Common Snipe Sept. 2 – Dec. 7 8 16
Woodcock Oct. 12 – Nov. 25 3 9
Youth Waterfowl (2 single days) Sept. 21 and Nov. 9 (b) (b)
Ducks
3-way Split Season
Oct. 1 – Oct. 12 6 (c) 18 (c)
Nov. 11 – Nov. 16
Dec. 16 – Jan. 25
Coots Same as Ducks 15 30
Gallinules
2-way Split Season
Oct. 1 – Oct. 12 15 30
Dec. 16 – Jan. 25
Mergansers Same as Ducks 5 (d) 15 (d)
Canada Goose
4-way Split Season
Sept. 2 – Sept. 14 5 15
Oct. 1 – Oct. 26
Nov. 11 – Nov. 16
Dec. 16 – Jan. 31
Snow and Blue Goose
3-way Split Season
Oct. 1 – Oct. 26 5 15
Nov. 11 – Nov16
Dec. 16 – Jan. 31
Brant Dec. 27 – Jan. 25 2 6
Closed Seasons Swans, King and Clapper Rails, Eiders, Whistling Ducks, Mottled Ducks, and Harlequin Ducks
  1. The daily bag limit for falconry hunting is three (3) migratory game birds in the aggregate, and the possession limit is nine (9) migratory game birds in the aggregate.
  2. The bag and possession limits for the youth days are the same as the regular duck and goose seasons.
  3. The daily bag limit of six (6) can include only two (2) pintails, four (4) long-tailed ducks, two (2) scaup, one (1) black duck, three (3) wood ducks, two (2) redheads, four (4) scoters, two (2) canvasback and four (4) mallards of which only two (2) may be hens. The duck possession limit can include only three times the daily bag limit.
  4. The daily merganser bag limit can include only two (2) hooded mergansers, with a possession limit of six (6).




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