Season planning underway for waterfowl hunters

Published 5:40 pm Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Hunters can begin making waterfowl season plans now that the 2017-2018 migratory bird season hunting dates and regulations were approved by the Board of Natural Resources.   

“The 2017-18 migratory bird hunting season will remain similar to previous years, including an early teal hunting season and special youth hunting days,” said Greg Balkcom, state waterfowl biologist for the Wildlife Resources Division. “There is one small change this year, and it affects the pintail bag limit. The daily bag limit for pintails has been reduced to one this year, down from two last year.”

Some need-to-know dates and details for waterfowl season are the September Canada goose season (Sept. 2-24) and the September teal season (Sept. 9-24).  Canada goose hunting has three additional seasons: Oct. 14-29, Nov. 18–26 and Dec. 9 – Jan. 28.  Hunting season for ducks is Nov. 18-26 and Dec. 9-Jan. 28.    A complete summary of migratory bird hunting season dates and bag limits is online at .

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