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Waterfowl & Migratory Bird Hunting Seasons by State

A list of waterfowl and migratory bird hunting seasons by state for the 2016/2017 hunting seasons. Each state has the right to modify or revoke their regulations at any time, so please check with your local state before hunting. This list was last updated in it's entirety on October 18, 2016.

If you like this list, please check out our compiled list of state regulations on feeding and baiting deer, here.

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Alabama

Alabama

DUCK, COOT & MERGANSER SEASONS

  • November 25 - 26
  • December 3 - January 29

GOOSE SEASON

  • September 1 - September 30
  • November 25 - November 26
  • December 3 - January 29

SPECIAL SEASONS

  • Special Teal: September 10 - 25
  • Special Youth Seasons: November 19 and February 4

For regulations regarding shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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Arizona

Arizona

DUCK, MERGANSER, COOT SEASONS

  • Mountain Zone: Oct 7, 2016 - Jan 15, 2017
  • Desert Zone: Oct 21, 2016 - Jan 29, 2017

SCAUP SEASONS

  • Mountain Zone: Oct 22, 2016 - Jan 15, 2017
  • Desert Zone: Nov 5, 2016 - Jan 29, 2017

MOORHEN, WHITE & DARK GOOSE SEASONS

  • Mountain Zone: Oct 7, 2016 - Jan 15, 2017
  • Desert Zone: Oct 21, 2016 - Jan 29, 2017

YOUTH-ONLY WATERFOWL SEASON

  • Mountain Zone: Oct 1 - Oct 2, 2016
  • Desert Zone: Feb 4 – Feb 5, 2017

COMMON SNIPE SEASON

  • Mountain Zone: Oct 7, 2016 - Jan 15, 2017
  • Desert Zone: Oct 21, 2016 - Jan 29, 2017

For regulations regarding zone definitions, shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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Arkansas

Arkansas

DUCK, COOT AND MERGANSER SEASONS

  • Nov. 19-Nov. 27, 2016 and Dec. 8-Dec. 23, 2016 and Dec. 26, 2016-Jan. 29, 2017

WHITE-FRONTED, SNOW, BLUE AND ROSS' GOOSE SEASONS

  • Nov. 16-Dec. 2, 2016 and Dec. 4, 2016-Jan. 29, 2017
  • Light Goose Conservation Order: Oct. 8-Nov. 15, 2016 and Jan. 30-Feb. 3, 2017 and Feb. 5-April 25, 2017

CANADA GOOSE SEASONS

  • Statewide: Sept. 1-30, 2016 and Nov. 16-Dec. 2, 2016

VIRGINIA RAIL AND SORA SEASON

  • Sept. 10-Nov. 18, 2016

TEAL SEASON

  • Sept. 10-25, 2016

SNIPE SEASON

  • Nov. 1, 2016-Feb. 15, 2017

SPECIAL YOUTH WATERFOWL HUNT

  • Dec. 3, 2016 and Feb. 4, 2017

For regulations regarding zone definitions, shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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California

DUCK, COOT, MOORHEN SEASONS

  • NE Zone: Oct 8 – Jan 20
  • S San Joaquin Valley Zone: Oct 22 – Jan 29
  • South Zone: Oct 22 – Jan 29
  • CO River Zone: Oct 21 – Jan 29
  • Balance of State Zone: Oct 22 – Jan 29

SCAUP SEASONS

  • NE Zone: Oct 8– Dec 4 & Dec 24 – Jan 20
  • S San Joaquin Valley Zone: Nov 5 – Jan 29
  • South Zone: Nov 5 – Jan 29
  • CO River Zone: Nov 5 – Jan 29
  • Balance of State Zone: Nov 5 – Jan 29

GOOSE SEASONS

  • NE Zone: (Regular Season) Dark geese: Oct 8 – Jan 15, White geese: Oct 8 – Dec 4 & Jan 7 – 20; (Late Season) White geese: Feb 6 – Mar 10 White fronts: Mar 4 – Mar 8
  • S San Joaquin Valley Zone: Oct 22 – Jan 29
  • South Zone: Oct 22 – Jan 29
  • CO River Zone: Oct 21 – Jan 29
  • Balance of State Zone: (Early Season-Large CAGO only) Oct 1 – 5; (Regular Season) Oct 22 – Jan 29; (Late Season-Whitefronts and white geese) Feb 11 – 15 SPECIAL REGULATIONS
  • Canada goose season in the North Coast area from Nov 7 – Jan 29 & Feb 18 – Mar 10
  • Hunting seasons for all species closed in Humboldt Bay South Spit (West Side) during Brant Season
  • In the Sacramento Valley area, White-fronted goose season is open concurrently with general goose season through December 21
  • Hunting seasons for all species are only open in designated areas in the Morro Bay area.
  • Hunting seasons for all species are closed until November 16 in the Martis Creek Lake area.
  • Black Brant season is November 8 - December 14 in the Northern Brant area.
  • Black Brant season is November 9 - December 15 in the Balance of State Brant area.
  • White Goose season is November 5 - January 29 and February 4 - 19 in Imperial County.

YOUTH WATERFOWL HUNTING DAYS

  • NE Zone: Sept 24 – 25
  • S San Joaquin Valley Zone: Feb 4 – 5
  • South Zone: Feb 4 – 5
  • CO River Zone: Feb 4 – 5
  • Balance of State Zone: Feb 4 – 5

For regulations regarding zone definitions, shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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Colorado (Central Flyway)

Colorado (Central Flyway)

Duck, Coot & Merganser Seasons

  • For the Northeast Zone the season runs from Oct. 8-Nov. 28; Dec. 17-Jan. 29, 2017
  • For the Southeast Zone the season runs from Oct. 26-Jan. 29, 2017
  • For the Mountain/Foothills Zone the season runs from Oct. 1-Nov. 28; Dec. 24-Jan. 29, 2017

Goose Seasons

  • There is a regular season (note restrictions by visiting link below) for Dark Geese on Oct. 31-Feb. 12, 2017 and for Light Geese on Oct. 31-Feb. 12, 2017.
  • There is a Light Goose Conservation Order Season running Feb. 13-April 30, 2017.
  • The Northern Front Range Season for Dark Geese is Oct. 1-19; Nov. 19-Feb. 12, 2017 and for Light Geese on Oct. 29-Feb. 12, 2017.
  • There is a North Park Season for Dark Geese on Oct. 1-19; Nov. 19-Feb. 12, 2017 and for Light Geese on Oct. 29-Feb. 12, 2017.
  • For the South Park/San Luis Valley the season for Dark Geese runs from Oct. 1-19; Nov. 19-Feb. 12, 2017 and for Light Geese from Oct. 29-Feb. 12, 2017.

###Youth Seasons
Northeast Zone: Oct. 1-2
Southeast Zone: Oct. 22-23
Mountain/Foothills Zone: Sept. 24-25

Teal Season

  • September 10 - 18

For regulations regarding zone definitions, shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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Colorado (Pacific Flyway)

Colorado (Pacific Flyway)

Duck, Coot & Merganser Seasons

  • Western Zone: Oct. 1-Oct. 19; Nov. 5-Jan. 29, 2017
  • Eastern Zone: Oct. 1-Jan. 13, 2017

Goose Seasons

  • Western Zone: Oct. 1-Oct. 10; Nov. 5-Jan. 29, 2017
  • Eastern Zone: Oct. 1-Jan. 4, 2017
  • Early Canada Goose Season: Sept. 1-9 annually

###Youth Season

  • Western Zone: Oct. 29-30
  • Eastern Zone: Sept. 24-25

For regulations regarding zone definitions, shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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Connecticut

Connecticut

Duck, Merganser, & Coot Seasons

  • For the North Zone the seasons are Oct 8-Oct 15 and Nov 10-Jan 10
  • For the South Zone the seasons are Oct 8-Oct 11 and Nov 16-Jan 20

Sea Duck Season

  • In the South Zone the season is Nov 12-Jan 20

Canada Goose Seasons

  • The September Early Season in the North Zone is Sep 1-Sep 30
  • The Early Season in the South Zone runs from Sep 13-Sep 30
  • Regular Seasons in the AP Unit are Oct 10-Oct 13 and Nov 23-Jan 14
  • Regular Seasons in the AFRP Unit for the North and South Zones are Oct 10-Oct 13 and Nov 11-Nov 30 and Dec 10-Feb 15
  • Regular Seasons in the NAP-H Unit for the North and South Zones are Oct 8-Oct 15 and Nov 10-Jan 21
  • There is also a Special Late Season in part of the South Zone running from Jan 25-Feb 15

Snow & Blue Goose Seasons

  • In the North Zone seasons run from Oct 1-Jan 14 and Feb 21-Mar 10
  • In the South Zone seasons run from Oct 1-Dec 1 and Jan 7-Mar 10

Brant Season

  • In the North Zone season runs from Nov 14-Jan 10
  • South Zone season runs from Nov 24-Jan 20

For regulations regarding shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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Delaware

Delaware

Duck, Coot & Merganser

  • Oct 28 – Nov 8
  • Nov 21 – Nov. 26
  • Dec 9 – Jan 28
  • Youth Hunts: Oct 22 & Feb 11

Teal Season

  • September 11 - 29

Goose and Brant Seasons

  • For Canada Geese (Resident), season runs from Sep 1 – Sep 24
  • Canada Geese (Migratory) seasons are Nov 21 – Nov 26 and Dec 16 – Feb 4. This includes White-fronted geese.
  • Brant season: Dec 3 – Jan 28
  • Snow goose Season runs from Oct 5 – Feb 4 and February 11
  • Snow Goose Conservation Order seasons are Feb 6 – Feb 10 and Feb 13 – Apr 7

Seaduck Season

  • Nov 21 – Jan 28

For regulations regarding shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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Florida

Florida

Rail & Common Moorhen

  • Sept. 1 - Nov. 9

Special early duck - Wood duck & Teal

  • Sept. 17 - 21

Special early duck - Teal only

  • Sept. 22 - 25

Duck Regular Season (Includes Coot, Light geese, and Merganser)

  • Nov. 19 - 27 and Dec. 10 - Jan. 29

Snipe

  • Nov. 1 - Feb. 15

For regulations regarding shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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Georgia

Georgia

Early Teal

  • Sep. 10 – Sep. 25

Ducks

  • Nov. 19 – Nov. 27 and Dec. 10 – Jan. 29

Canada Goose

  • Sep. 3 – Sep. 25; Oct. 8 – Oct. 23; Nov. 19 – Nov. 27 and Dec. 10 – Jan. 29

King, Clapper, Sora, & Virginia Rails

  • Sep. 24 – Nov. 10 and Nov. 25 – Dec. 16

Woodcock

  • Dec. 10 - Jan. 23

Snipe

  • Nov. 15 – Feb. 28

Snow Goose

  • Oct. 8 – Oct. 23; Nov. 19 – Nov. 27 and Dec. 10 – Jan. 29

Gallinules, Mergansers, Coots, & Sea Ducks

  • Nov. 19 – Nov. 27 and Dec. 10 – Jan. 29

Youth Days: Nov. 12-13, 2016

Source

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Idaho

Idaho

Canada Goose Seasons
In Area 1 season runs from October 1, 2016 - January 13, 2017. In area 2 season runs from October 15, 2016 - January 27, 2017. In Area 3 season runs from September 1 - 15, 2016 and October 1, 2016 - December 29, 2016

White-fronted Goose Seasons
In Area 1 season runs from October 1, 2016 - January 13, 2017. In area 2 season runs from November 7, 2016 - February 19, 2017.

Light Goose Seasons
Area 1 season runs from October 1, 2016 - January 13, 2017. Area 2 season runs from November 26, 2016 - March 10, 2017. In Area 3 season runs from October 29, 2016 - January 13, 2017 and February 11, 2016 - March 10, 2017.

Duck Seasons (Includes Merganser, Wilson's Snipe and American Coot)
In Area 1 season runs from October 1, 2016 - January 13, 2017 with Scaup season running from October 22, 2016 - January 13, 2017. In area 2 the season is from October 15, 2016 - January 27, 2017 with Scaup season running from November 5, 2016 - January 27, 2017.

Closures: In the Southwest Region, Fort Boise and Payette River WMAs and that portion of the Roswell Marsh Wildlife Habitat Area south of State Highway 18, and the Snake River Islands Unit of the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge will be closed February 1 - March 10, 2016.

For regulations regarding area definitions, shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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Illinois

Illinois

September Canada Goose: Statewide Sept. 1 – 15
September Teal: Statewide Sept. 3 – 18

North Zone

  • Youth Hunt, Oct. 8 – 9
  • Duck, Oct. 15 – Dec. 13
  • Canada Goose, Oct. 15 – Jan. 12
  • Snow Geese, Oct. 15 – Jan. 12
  • White fronted, Oct. 17 – Jan. 12

Central Zone

  • Youth Hunt, Oct. 15 – 16
  • Duck, Oct. 22 – Dec. 20
  • Canada Goose, Oct. 22 – Oct. 30 and Nov. 12 – Jan. 31
  • Snow Geese, Oct. 22 – Jan. 31
  • White fronted, Nov. 5 – Jan. 31

South Central Zone

  • Youth Hunt, Nov. 5 – 6
  • Duck, Nov. 11 – Jan. 9
  • Canada Goose, Nov. 11 – Jan. 31
  • Snow Geese, Nov. 11 – Jan. 31
  • White fronted, Nov. 11 – Jan. 31

South Zone

  • Youth Hunt, Nov. 12 – 13
  • Duck, Nov. 24 – Jan. 22
  • Canada Goose, Nov. 24 – Jan. 31
  • Snow Geese, Nov. 24 – Jan. 31
  • White fronted, Nov. 24 – Jan. 31

For regulations regarding zone definitions, shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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Indiana

Indiana

EARLY SEASONS

  • Rail (Sora only) season: September 1 - November 9
  • Snipe (Common) season: September 1 - December 16
  • Teal (Blue and green-winged only) season: September 3 - 18

DUCK, COOT and MERGANSER SEASONS

  • North zone seasons are October 22 - December 11 and December 24 - January 1
  • Central zone seasons are October 29 - November 6 and November 19 - January 8
  • South zone seasons are October 29 - November 6 and November 26 - January 15

CANADA GOOSE SEASONS

  • North zone seasons are September 3 - 11, October 22 - November 20 and December 10 - February 12
  • Central zone seasons are September 3 - 11, October 29 - November 6 and November 19 - February 12
  • South zone seasons are September 3 - 18, October 29 - November 6 and November 26 - February 12

YOUTH WATERFOWL WEEKENDS

  • North zone Youth Season: October 15 - 16
  • Central and South zone Youth Season: October 22 - 23

For regulations regarding zone definitions, shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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Iowa

Iowa

Teal Season

  • In North and South: September 3 - 11
  • Missouri River Zones: September 3 - 18

Duck, Coot & Merganser Seasons

  • North Zone: Sept 24 - Oct 2 and Oct 15 - Dec 4
  • South Zone: Oct 1 - 5 and Oct 22 - Dec 15
  • Missouri River Zone: Oct 8 - 9 and Oct 22 - Dec 18

Dark Goose Seasons

  • North Zone: Sept 24 - Oct 9 and Oct 15 - Jan 4
  • South Zone: Oct 1 - 9 and Oct 22 - Jan 18
  • Missouri River Zone: Oct 8 - 16 and Oct 22 - Jan 18

Light Goose Seasons

  • North Zone: Sept 24 - Oct 9 and Oct 15 - Jan 13
  • South Zone: Oct 1 - 9 and Oct 22 - Jan 27
  • Missouri River Zone: Oct 8 - 16 and Oct 22 - Jan 27

Snipe Season

  • Sept 3 - Nov 30

Rail (Sora & Virginia) Season

  • Sept 3 - Nov 11

Special Seasons

  • There are Youth Waterfowl Seasons on Sept 17 - 18 in the North Zone, Sept 24 - 25 in the South Zone, and Oct 1 - 2 in the Missouri River Zone.
  • Light Goose Conservation Order: Jan 28 - Apr 15
  • Special September Canada Goose Season is Sept 3 - 11 (additional regulations apply - see link below)

For regulations regarding zone definitions, shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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Kansas

Kansas

TEAL SEASONS

  • High Plains Zone: Sept. 17-25, 2016
  • Low Plains Zone: Sept. 10-25, 2016

COMMON SNIPE SEASONS

  • Sept. 1 - Dec. 16, 2016

RAIL (Virginia, Sora) SEASON

  • Sept. 1 - Nov 9, 2016

DUCK, MERGANSER & COOT SEASONS

  • High Plains Zone: Oct. 8, 2016 - Jan. 1, 2017 and Jan. 20 - 29, 2017
  • Low Plains Early: Oct. 8 - Dec. 4, 2016 and Dec. 17, 2016 - Jan. 1, 2017
  • Low Plains Late: Oct. 29, 2016 - Jan. 1, 2017 and Jan. 21-29, 2017
  • Low Plains Southeast: Nov. 12, 2016 - Jan. 1, 2017 and Jan. 7 - 29, 2017

GOOSE SEASONS

  • CANADA: Oct. 29, 2016 - Jan. 1, 2017 and Jan. 4, 2017 - Feb. 12, 2017
  • WHITE- FRONTED: Oct. 29, 2016 - Jan. 1, 2017 and Jan. 21 - Feb. 12, 2017
  • LIGHT GEESE: Oct. 29 - Jan. 1, 2017 and Jan. 4, 2017 - Feb. 12, 2017
  • LIGHT GEESE CONSERVATION ORER: Feb. 13, 2017-April 30, 2017

YOUTH SEASONS

  • High Plains & Low Plains Early: Oct. 1-2, 2016
  • Low Plains Late: Oct. 22-23, 2016
  • Low Plains Southeast: Nov. 5-6, 2016

For regulations regarding zone definitions, shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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Kentucky

Kentucky

YOUTH SEASONS

  • Eastern Zone: Nov 5 2016 - Nov 6 2016
  • Western Zone: Feb 4 2017 - Feb 5 2017

GALLINULES, VIRGINIA & SORA RAIL

  • Sep 1 2016 - Nov 9 2016

TEAL DUCK ONLY

  • Sep 22 2016 - Sep 25 2016

WILSON'S (COMMON) SNIPE

  • Sep 21 2016 - Oct 30 2016 and Nov 24 2016 - Jan 29 2017

WOOD DUCK & TEAL

  • Sep 17 2016 - Sep 21 2016

CANADA GOOSE SEASON

  • Sep 16 2016 - Sep 30 2016 and Nov 24 2016 - Feb 15 2017

For more information on regulations and zones please visit source link.
Source

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Louisiana

Louisiana

DUCK, COOT & MERGANSER SEASONS

  • West Zone: Nov. 12 – Dec. 4; Dec. 17 – Jan. 22
    • Youth Hunt: Nov. 5 and Jan. 28
  • East Zone: Nov. 19 – Dec. 4; Dec. 17 – Jan. 29 (Including Catahoula Lake)
    • Youth Hunt: Nov. 12 and Feb. 4
  • Coastal Zone: Nov. 12 – Dec. 4; Dec. 17 – Jan. 22
    • Youth Hunt: Nov. 5-6

CANADA GOOSE SEASONS

  • West, East and Coastal Zones: Nov. 5 – Dec. 4; Dec. 17 – Jan. 31

WHITE FRONTED & LIGHT GOOSE (SNOW, BLUE, ROSS') SEASONS

  • West, East and Coastal Zones: Nov. 5 – Dec. 4; Dec. 17 – Feb. 12

SNIPE SEASONS

  • West, East and Coastal Zones: Nov. 2 – Dec. 4; Dec. 17 – Feb. 28

RAILS & GALLINULES (COMMON & PURPLE)

  • Nov. 12 – Jan. 4

TEAL SEASON

  • September 10 - 25

For regulations regarding zone definitions, shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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Maine

Maine

COMMON (WILSON'S) SNIPE SEASON

  • September 1 - December 16, 2016

RAIL (SORA, VIRGINIA) SEASON

  • September 1 - November 9, 2016

CANADA GOOSE SEASONS

  • North Zone: September 1 - September 24, 2016 and October 1 - December 21, 2016
  • South Zone: September 1 - September 24, 2016, October 1 - October 27, 2016 and November 1, 2016 - December 24, 2016
  • Coastal Zone: September 1 - September 24, 2016, October 1 - October 27, 2016 and November 11, 2016 - January 4, 2017

SNOW GOOSE SEASON (includes Blue Geese)

  • October 1, 2016 - January 31, 2017

SEA DUCK SEASON (Scoter, Eider, and Long-tailed duck)

  • November 11, 2016 - January 19, 2017

DUCK SEASONS (includes Mergansers and American coots)

  • North Zone: September 26 - December 3, 2016
  • South Zone: October 1 - October 15, 2016 and November 1 - December 24, 2016
  • Coastal Zone: October 1 - October 15, 2016 and November 11, 2016 - January 4, 2017

BRANT SEASONS

  • North Zone: September 26 - December 3, 2016
  • South Zone: October 1 - October 15, 2016 and November 1 - December 24, 2016
  • Coastal Zone: October 1 - October 15, 2016 and November 11 - January 4, 2017

YOUTH HUNTS

  • North Zone: September 17, 2016 and December 10, 2016
  • South Zone: September 24, 2016 and October 22, 2016
  • Coastal Zone: September 24, 2016 and November 5, 2016

For regulations regarding zone definitions, shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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Maryland

Maryland

Early Resident Canada Goose

  • Eastern Zone Season 2016: Sept. 1 – 15
  • Western Zone Season 2016: Sept. 1 – 24

Migratory (AP) Canada Goose Season

  • Nov. 19- Nov.25, Dec. 16- Feb. 4

Late Resident Canada Goose Season

  • Nov. 19- Nov.25, Dec. 13- Mar. 8

Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days

  • Nov. 5, 2016 & Feb. 11, 2017

Regular Duck Season 2016-2017 (Including coots)

  • Oct. 15 – Oct. 22, Nov. 12- Nov. 25, Dec. 13- Jan. 28
  • Black duck: Nov. 12- Nov. 25, Dec. 13- Jan. 28

Sea Duck Zone Season

  • Nov. 5- Jan. 13

Brant Season

  • Nov. 8- Nov. 25, Dec. 12- Jan. 31

Light Goose Season

  • Oct. 1 – Nov. 25, Dec. 12 – Feb. 4 & Feb. 11
  • Light Goose Conservation Order Season: Nov. 28 – Dec. 10, Feb. 6 – Feb. 10, Feb. 13 – April 15

Click on source for more information regarding bag limits, zones, legal shooting hours, etc.
Source

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Massachusetts

Massachusetts

SORA & VIRGINIA RAIL SEASON

  • September 1 - November 7

SNIPE SEASON

  • September 1 - December 16

DUCK, MERGANSER, COOT, SNOW & BLUE GOOSE SEASONS

  • Berkshire Zone: Oct. 10 – Nov. 26 and Dec. 5 – Dec. 13
  • Central Zone: Oct. 11 – Nov. 26 and Dec. 12 – Jan. 13
  • Coastal Zone: Oct. 14 – Oct. 22 and Nov. 17 – Jan. 27

REGULAR GOOSE SEASON (except Snow & Blue)

  • Berkshire Zone: Oct. 10 – Nov. 26 and Dec. 5 – Dec. 13
  • Central Zone: Oct. 11 – Nov. 26 and Dec. 12 – Jan. 13
  • Coastal Zone: Oct. 14 – Oct. 22 and Nov. 17 – Jan. 27

EARLY CANADA GOOSE SEASON

  • Sep. 6 – Sep. 23

LATE CANADA, SNOW & BLUE GOOSE SEASONS

  • Central Zone: Jan. 16 – Feb. 4
  • North Coastal Zone: Jan. 28 – Feb. 15

SEA DUCK SEASON

  • Nov. 21 – Jan. 28

BRANT SEASON

  • Coastal Zone only: Nov. 21 – Jan. 28

YOUTH HUNTS

  • Sep. 24 & Oct. 8

For regulations regarding zone definitions, shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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Michigan

Michigan

DUCK, COOT, AND MERGANSER SEASONS

  • North Zone: Sept. 24 - Nov. 20 and Nov. 26-27
  • Middle Zone: Oct. 1 - Nov. 27 and Dec. 17-18
  • South Zone: Oct. 8 - Dec. 4 and Dec. 31 - Jan. 1, 2017

CANADA GOOSE SEASONS

  • North Zone: Sept. 1-30 and Oct. 1 - Dec. 16
  • Middle Zone: Sept. 1-30, Oct. 1 - Dec. 14 and Dec. 17-18
  • South Zone: Sept. 1-25, Oct. 8 - Dec. 4, Dec. 31 - Jan. 1, 2017 and Jan. 21 - Feb. 11, 2017 (excludes some GMUs)

SNOW, BLUE, AND ROSS SEASONS

  • North Zone: Sept. 1 - Dec. 16
  • Middle Zone: Sept. 1 - Dec. 14 and Dec. 17-18
  • South Zone: Sept. 1-25, Oct 8 - Dec. 4 and Dec. 31 - Jan. 1, 2017 (excludes some GMUs)

BRANT AND WHITE-FRONTED

  • North Zone: Sept. 1 - Dec. 16
  • Middle Zone: Sept. 1 - Dec. 14 and Dec. 17-18
  • South Zone: Sept. 1-25, Oct 8 - Dec. 4 and Dec. 31 - Jan. 1, 2017 (excludes some GMUs)

TEAL SEASON

  • Sept. 1-7

COMMON SNIPE, VIRGINIA AND SORA RAIL, AND MOORHEN (GALLINULE) SEASON

  • Sept. 1 - Nov. 9

YOUTH WATERFOWL HUNTING WEEKEND

  • Sept. 10-11, 2016

For regulations regarding zone definitions, shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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Minnesota

Minnesota

GOOSE SEASONS

  • Early Canada Goose Season: Sept 3-18
  • North Zone: Sept 24-Dec 23
  • Central Zone: Sept 24-Oct 2; Oct 8-Dec 28
  • South Zone: Sept 24-Oct 2; Oct 15-Jan 4

DUCK, COOT, MERGANSER, AND MOORHEN (GALLINULE) SEASONS

  • North Zone: Sept. 24-Nov. 22
  • Central Zone: Sept. 24-Oct. 2; Oct. 8-Nov. 27
  • South Zone: Sept. 24-Oct. 2; Oct. 15-Dec. 4

COMMON SNIPE, SORA & VIRGINIA RAIL SEASON

  • Sept. 1 - Nov. 7

YOUTH HUNT

  • September 10, 2016

For regulations regarding zone definitions, shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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Mississippi

Mississippi

TEAL SEASON

  • Sept. 10, 2016-Sept. 25, 2016

CANADA GOOSE SEASON

  • Sept. 1, 2016-Sept. 30, 2016

SNIPE SEASON

  • Nov. 14, 2016-Feb. 28, 2017

GALLINULES (Commong & Purple), CLAPPER, KING, SORA, & VIRGINIA RAIL SEASON

  • Sept. 3, 2016-Nov. 11, 2016

DUCK, MERGANSER, AND COOT SEASONS

  • Nov. 25, 2016-Nov. 27, 2016 AND Dec. 2, 2016-Dec. 4, 2016 AND Dec. 7, 2016-Jan. 29, 2017

CANADA, BRANT, WHITE-FRONTED, SNOW, BLUE AND ROSS' GOOSE SEASONS

  • Nov. 12, 2016-Nov. 27, 2016 AND Dec. 15, 2016-Jan. 29, 2017 AND Feb. 4, 2017-Feb. 15, 2017

YOUTH SEASON

  • Nov. 19, 2016 AND Feb. 4, 2017

LIGHT GOOSE CONSERVATION ORDER SEASON (special permit needed)

  • Oct. 1, 2016-Nov. 11, 2016 AND Feb. 16, 2017-Mar. 31, 2017

For regulations regarding definitions, shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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Missouri

Missouri

COMMON SNIPE SEASON

  • Sept. 1–Dec.16

SORA AND VIRGINIA RAIL SEASON

  • Sept. 1–Nov. 9

TEAL SEASON

  • Sept. 10–25

BRANT AND CANADA GOOSE SEASON

  • OCT 01 2016 to OCT 09 2016 and NOV 11 2016 to FEB 06 2017

DUCK AND COOT SEASONS

  • Middle Zone: NOV 05 2016 to JAN 03 2017
  • North Zone: OCT 29 2016 to DEC 27 2016
  • South Zone: NOV 24 2016 to JAN 22 2017

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED, and LIGHT GOOSE SEASONS

  • NOV 11 2016 to FEB 06 2017

LIGHT GOOSE CONSERVATION ORDER SEASON (snow, blue, and Ross' geese)

  • FEB 07 2017 to APR 30 2017

YOUTH SEASONS (ducks, coots, and geese)

  • Middle Zone: OCT 29 2016 to OCT 30 2016
  • North Zone: OCT 22 2016 to OCT 23 2016
  • South Zone: NOV 19 2016 to NOV 20 2016

For regulations regarding zone definitions, shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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Montana

Montana

DUCK & MERGANSER SEASONS

  • Pacific Flyway: Oct 1 - Dec 25, Dec 26 - Jan 8 and Jan 14 - Jan 18
  • Central Flyway, Zone 1: Oct 1 - Jan 5
  • Central Flyway, Zone 2: Oct 1 - Oct 9 and Oct 22 - Jan 17

COOT SEASONS

  • Pacific Flyway: Oct 1 - Jan 8 and Jan 14 - Jan 18
  • Central Flyway, Zone 1: Oct 1 - Jan 5
  • Central Flyway, Zone 2: Oct 1 - Oct 9 and Oct 22 - Jan 17

GOOSE SEASONS

  • Pacific Flyway: Oct 1 - Jan 8 and Jan 14 - Jan 18
  • Central Flyway, Zone 1: Oct 1 - Jan 8 and Jan 14 - Jan 18
  • Central Flyway, Zone 2: Oct 1 - Oct 9 and Oct 22 - Jan 25

YOUTH SEASON

  • Sept 24 - Sept 25

For regulations regarding exceptions, zone definitions, shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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Nebraska

Nebraska

TEAL SEASON

  • Low Plains: Sept. 3 - 18, 2016
  • High Plains: Sept. 3 - 11, 2016

DUCK AND COOT SEASONS

  • Zone 1: Oct. 15 - Dec. 27, 2016
  • Zone 2, Low Plains: Oct. 8 - Dec. 20, 2016
  • Zone 2, High Plains: Oct. 8 - Dec. 20, 2016 and Jan. 9 - 29, 2017
  • Zone 3, Low Plains: Oct. 27 - Jan. 8, 2017
  • Zone 3, High Plains: Oct. 27 - Jan. 8, 2017 and Jan. 9 - 29, 2017
  • Zone 4: Oct. 8 - Dec. 20, 2016

DARK GOOSE SEASONS

  • East, Niobrara, Platte River, and Panhandle Units: Oct. 31 - Feb. 12, 2017
  • North Central Unit: Oct. 8 - Jan. 20, 2017

YOUTH SEASONS

  • Zone 1: Oct. 8 - 9, 2016
  • Zones 2 and 4: Oct. 1 - 2, 2016
  • Zone 3: Oct. 22 - 23, 2016

WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE SEASON

  • Oct. 8 - Dec. 11, 2016 and Feb. 4 - 12, 2017

LIGHT GOOSE SEASONS

  • Regular Season: Oct. 8 - Jan, 1, 2017 and Jan. 25 - Feb. 12, 2017
  • Conservation Order, Rainwater Basin and West Zones: Feb. 13 - April 5, 2017
  • Conservation Order, East Zone: Feb. 13 - April 15, 2017

For regulations regarding zone definitions, shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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Nevada

Nevada

DUCK, MERGANSER, COOT, COMMON MOORHEN, COMMON SNIPE, BRANT, CANADA GOOSE & WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE SEASONS

  • Northeast Zone: Oct. 1 – Oct. 23, 2016 and Oct. 26, 2016 – Jan. 15, 2017
  • Northwest Zone: Oct. 8 – Oct. 23, 2016 and Oct. 26, 2016 – Jan. 22, 2017
  • South Zone (except Moapa Valley): Oct. 15 – Oct. 23, 2016 and Oct. 26, 2016 – Jan. 29, 2017
  • South Zone (Moapa Valley): Oct. 29, 2016– Jan. 29, 2017

SCAUP SEASONS

  • Northeast Zone: Oct. 1 – Oct. 23, 2016 and Oct. 26 – Dec. 27, 2016
  • Northwest Zone: Oct. 29, 2016 – Jan. 22, 2017
  • South Zone: Nov. 5, 2016 – Jan. 29, 2017

YOUTH WATERFOWL HUNTS

  • Northeast Zone: Sept. 17-18, 2016
  • Northwest Zone: Sept. 24, 2016 and Feb. 4, 2017
  • South Zone (includes Moapa Valley portion of Overton WMA): Feb. 11-12, 2017
  • Moapa Valley portion of Overton WMA: Oct. 15, 2016

SNOW AND ROSS' GOOSE SEASONS

  • Northeast Zone: Oct. 26, 2016 – Jan. 15, 2017 and Feb. 25 – March 10, 2017
  • Northwest Zone: Oct. 26, 2016 – Jan. 22, 2017 and Feb. 25 – March 10, 2017
  • South Zones (except Moapa Valley): Oct. 15 – Oct. 23, 2016 and Oct. 26, 2016 – Jan. 29, 2017
  • South Zone (Moapa Valley): Oct. 29, 2016 – Jan. 29, 2017

For regulations regarding zone definitions, shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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New Hampshire

New Hampshire

DUCK, MERGANSER, COOT and BRANT SEASONS

  • Northern Zone: Oct. 4 – Dec. 2
  • Inland & CT River Zone: Oct. 4 – Nov. 6 and Nov. 22 – Dec. 17
  • Coastal Zone: Oct. 5 – Oct. 16 and Nov. 22 – Jan. 8

CANADA GOOSE SEASONS

  • All Zones: September 1 - 25
  • Northern Zone: Oct. 4 – Dec. 12
  • Inland & CT River Zone: Oct. 4 – Nov. 6 and Nov. 22 – Dec 27
  • Coastal Zone: Oct. 5 – Oct. 16 and Nov. 22 – Jan. 18

SNOW GOOSE SEASONS

  • Northern Zone: Oct 4. – Dec. 12
  • Inland & CT River Zone: Oct. 4 – Dec. 27
  • Coastal Zone: Oct. 5 – Jan. 18

SEA DUCK SEASON (only in designated coastal waters)

  • Nov. 15 – Jan. 13

COMMON SNIPE SEASON

  • Sep. 15 – Nov. 14

YOUTH WATERFOWL HUNTING DAYS

  • – September 24 & 25, 2016

For regulations regarding zone definitions, shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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New Jersey

New Jersey

DUCK SEASONS

  • North Zone: Oct. 8 – Oct. 15 and Nov. 5 – Jan. 5
  • South Zone: Oct. 22 – Oct. 29 and Nov. 12 – Jan. 12
  • Coastal Zone: Nov. 10 – Nov. 12 and Nov. 24 – Jan. 28

CANADA GOOSE SEASONS

  • State Wide Early Season: Sept. 1 - Sept. 30
  • North and South Zones: Nov. 12 – Nov. 26 and Dec. 10 – Jan. 21
  • Coastal Zone: Nov. 10 – Nov. 12 and Nov. 24 – Feb. 15
  • Special Winter Season (two distinct zones; see regulations): Jan. 23 – Feb. 15

YOUTH DAYS

  • North Zone: Oct. 1 & Feb. 4
  • South Zone: Oct. 15 & Feb. 4
  • Coastal Zone: Nov. 5 & Feb. 11

SEA DUCK SEASON (sea duck area only; see regulations)

  • Nov. 5 – Jan. 13

LIGHT GOOSE SEASONS

  • Statewide: Oct. 17 – Feb. 15
  • Conservation Order: Feb. 16 – Apr. 8

RAIL AND MOORHEN SEASON

  • Sept. 1 – Nov. 9

SNIPE SEASON

  • Sept. 16 – Dec. 31

For regulations regarding zone definitions, shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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New Mexico

New Mexico

Central Flyway Seasons

North Zone:

  • Ducks: Oct. 15–Jan. 18
  • American Coot: Oct. 15–Jan. 18

South Zone:

  • Duck & Coot: Oct. 26–Jan. 29

North & South Zones:

  • Teal: Sept. 17–25
  • Common Moorhen, Virginia Rail, Sora : Sept. 17–Nov. 25
  • Common Snipe, Dark Goose (except MRGV): Oct. 15–Jan. 29
  • Dark Goose (exclusive to MRGV): Dec. 24–Jan. 17
  • Light Goose: Oct. 15–Jan. 29
  • Light Goose Conservation Order: Feb. 1–Mar. 10

Pacific Flyway Seasons

North Zone:

  • Goose: Sept. 24–Oct. 9 and Oct. 31–Jan. 29

South Zone:

  • Goose: Oct. 15–Jan. 29

North & South Zones:

  • Duck: Oct. 17– Jan. 29
  • Scaup: Oct. 17–Jan. 10
  • Coot and Moorhen: Oct. 17–Jan. 29
  • Snipe: Oct. 17–Jan. 31
  • Sora & Virginia Rail: Sept. 17–Nov. 25

For regulations regarding zone definitions, shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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New York

New York

SNIPE, SORA RAIL & GALLINULE SEASONS

  • Upstate NY: Sept. 1–Nov. 9
  • Long Island: Closed

GOOSE SEASONS (goose zones are different from duck zones; see regulations)

  • Northeast Zone: Sept. 1–Sept. 25, Oct. 22–Nov. 14 and Nov. 16–Dec. 11
  • East Central Zone: Sept. 1–Sept. 25, Oct. 22–Nov. 18 and Dec. 3–Dec. 24
  • South Zone: Sept. 1–Sept. 25, Oct. 22–Dec. 17, Dec. 31–Jan. 15 and Mar. 4–Mar. 10
  • West Central Zone: Sept. 1–Sept. 25, Oct. 22–Nov. 24 and Dec. 31–Jan. 15
  • Hudson Valley Zone: Sept. 1–Sept. 25, Nov. 5–Nov. 17 and Dec. 3–Jan. 8
  • Lake Champlain Zone: Sept. 1–Sept. 25 and Oct. 12–Nov. 30
  • Western Long Island Zone: Oct. 8–Oct. 23, Nov. 24–Nov. 27 and Dec. 5–Feb. 27
  • Central Long Island Zone: Sept. 6–Sept. 30, Nov. 24–Nov. 27 and Dec. 5–Feb. 8
  • Eastern Long Island Zone: Sept. 6–Sept. 30 and Nov. 24–Feb. 1

YOUTH DAYS

  • Western Zone: Oct. 1 & Oct. 2
  • Northeast Zone: Sept. 17 & Sept. 18
  • Lack Champlain Zone: Sept. 24 & Sept. 25
  • Southeast Zone: Sept. 17 & Sept. 18
  • Long Island Zone: Nov. 12 & Nov. 13

DUCK, SEA DUCK, COOT, MERGANSER SEASONS

  • Western Zone: Oct. 22 – Dec. 4 and Dec. 31 – Jan. 15
  • Northeast Zone: Oct. 8 – Oct. 30 and Nov. 5 – Dec. 11
  • Lake Champlain Zone: Oct. 12 – Oct. 16 and Oct. 29 – Dec. 22
  • Southeast Zone: Oct. 1 – Oct. 10 and Nov. 12 – Dec. 31
  • Long Island Zone: Nov. 24 – Nov. 27 and Dec. 5 – Jan. 29

SNOW GOOSE SEASONS

  • Western, Northeast, and Southeast Zones: Oct. 1 – Apr. 15
  • Lake Champlain Zone: Oct. 12 – Dec. 31 and Jan. 16 - Apr. 15
  • Long Island Zone: Nov. 24 – Mar. 10

BRANT SEASONS

  • Western, Northeast, and Southeast Zones: Oct. 1 – Nov. 29
  • Lake Champlain Zone: Oct. 5 – Dec. 3
  • Long Island Zone: Nov. 24 – Nov. 27 and Dec. 5 – Jan. 29

For regulations regarding zone definitions, shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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North Carolina

North Carolina

KING, CLAPPER, SORA AND VIRGINIA RAIL, GALLINULE AND MOORHEN SEASONS

  • September 1 – October 1, October 14 – November 21

COMMON SNIPE SEASON

  • November 14 – February 28

CANADA GOOSE SEASON

  • September 1 - 30

TEAL SEASON

  • September 10 – September 28 (East of US 17 only)

DUCK, MERGANSER AND COOT SEASONS

  • October 5 – October 8, November 12 – December 3, December 17 – January 28 (black and mottled ducks closed until Nov. 19)

SEA DUCK SEASON (In special area only)

  • November 21 – January 28

DARK GOOSE SEASONS (Canada and white-fronted)

  • Resident Population Zone: October 5 – October 15, November 12 – December 3, December 17 – February 11
  • Southern James Bay Zone: October 5 – November 4, November 12 – December 31
  • Northeast Zone: January 13 – January 28 (by permit only)

LIGHT GOOSE SEASONS (Snow, blue and Ross')

  • October 11 – February 11
  • Conservation Order Season: February 13 – March 31 (by permit only)

BRANT SEASON

  • December 17 – January 28

YOUTH WATERFOWL DAYS

  • February 4 & February 11

For regulations regarding zone definitions, shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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North Dakota

North Dakota

CANADA GOOSE SEASONS

  • Statewide (Residents only): Sept 24 - Dec 22 (MO River Zone closes Dec 30)
  • Statewide (Nonresidents): Oct 1 - Dec 22 (MO River Zone closes Dec 30)

LIGHT GOOSE SEASONS

  • Residents only: September 24 - January 1
  • Nonresidents: October 1 - January 1

WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE SEASON

  • Residents only: September 24 - December 4
  • Nonresidents: October 1 - December 4

DUCK, MERGANSER, COOT SEASONS

  • Low Plains Unit (Residents): September 24 - December 4
  • Low Plains Unit (Nonresidents): October 1 - December 4
  • High Plains Unit (Residents): September 24 - December 4
  • High Plains Unit (Nonresidents) October 1 - December 4

SPECIAL YOUTH WATERFOWL SEASON

  • September 17 - 18

For regulations regarding zone definitions, shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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Ohio

Ohio

YOUTH WATERFOWL HUNTING DAYS

  • October 1 - 2

GOOSE, BRANT SEASONS

  • Lake Erie Marsh Zone: October 17 - October 30, November 12 - December 25 and January 7 - February 11
  • North Zone: October 22 - November 6, November 19 - January 1 and January 7 - February 11
  • South Zone: October 22 - November 6 and November 24 - February 11

DUCK, COOT AND MERGANSER SEASONS

  • Lake Erie Marsh Zone: October 15 - October 30 and November 12 - December 25
  • North Zone: October 22 - November 6 and November 19 - January 1
  • South Zone: October 22 - November 6 and December 17 - January 29

For regulations regarding zone definitions, shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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Oklahoma

Oklahoma

DUCK, MERGANSER, AND COOT SEASONS

  • Panhandle Counties: Oct. 15, 2016 - Jan. 11, 2017
  • Zone 1: October 31 - Oct. 29 - Nov. 27, 2016 & Dec. 10, 2016 - Jan. 22, 2017
  • Zone 2: Nov. 5-27, 2016 & Dec. 10, 2016 - Jan. 29, 2017

YOUTH WATERFOWL DAYS

  • Panhandle Counties: Oct. 8-9, 2016
  • Zone 1: Oct. 22-23, 2016
  • Zone 2: Oct. 29-30, 2016

CANADA AND LIGHT GOOSE SEASONS

  • Oct. 29 - Nov. 27, 2016 & Dec. 10, 2016 - Feb. 12, 2017

WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE SEASONS

  • Oct. 29 - Nov. 27, 2016 & Dec. 10, 2016 - Feb. 5, 2017

CONSERVATION ORDER LIGHT GOOSE SEASON

  • Feb. 13 - Mar. 30, 2017

COMMON SNIPE SEASON

  • Oct. 1, 2016 - Jan. 15, 2017

TEAL SEASON

  • Sep. 10-25, 2016

GALLINULE, MOORHEN, RAIL SEASON

  • Sep. 1 - Nov. 9, 2016

For regulations regarding zone definitions, shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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Oregon

Oregon

DUCK, COOT AND MERGANSER SEASONS

  • Zone 1: Oct. 15 - Oct. 30 & Nov. 2 - Jan. 29, 2017
  • Zone 2: Oct. 8 - Nov. 27 & Nov. 30 - Jan. 22, 2017

SCAUP SEASONS

  • Zone 1: Nov. 5 - Jan. 29, 2017
  • Zone 2: Oct. 8 - Nov. 27 & Nov. 30 - Jan. 3, 2017

WILSON'S SNIPE SEASON

  • Zone 1: Nov. 5 - Feb. 19, 2017
  • Zone 2: Oct. 8 - Nov. 27 & Nov. 30 - Jan. 22, 2017

BRANT SEASON

  • Nov. 26 - Dec. 11

SEPTEMBER CANADA GOOSE SEASONS

  • NW Permit Zone: Sept. 10 - Sep. 18
  • SW Zone: Sept. 10 - Sep. 14
  • Eastern Zones: Sept. 10 - Sep. 14

REGULAR GOOSE SEASONS

  • NW Permit Zone: Oct. 22 - Oct. 30 & Nov. 19 - Jan. 9, 2017 & Feb. 4 - Mar. 10, 2017
  • SW Zone: Oct. 15 - Oct. 30 & Nov. 7 - Jan. 29, 2017
  • South Coast Zone: Oct. 1 - Nov. 27 & Dec. 17 - Jan. 11, 2017& Feb. 18 - Mar. 10, 2017
  • Klamath, Lake, Harney & Malheur Cos Zone (Canada Goose): Oct. 8 - Nov. 27 & Dec. 12 - Jan. 29, 2017
  • Klamath, Lake, Harney & Malheur Cos Zone (White-fronted): Oct. 8 - Nov. 27 & Jan. 16 - Mar. 10, 2017
  • Eastern Oregon Zone: Oct. 15 - Oct. 30 & Nov. 2 - Jan. 29, 2017

For regulations regarding zone definitions, shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

DUCK, SEA DUCK, COOT AND MERGANSER SEASONS

  • North Zone: October 8 - November 19 and December 20 - January 14
  • South Zone: October 15 - 22 and November 22 - January 21
  • Northwest Zone: October 8 - December 10 and December 27 - 31
  • Lake Erie Zone: October 31 - January 7

CANADA AND WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE SEASONS

  • Resident Zone: October 22 - November 26, December 17 - January 14 and February 1 - 28
  • Southern James Bay Zone: October 8 - November 26 and December 12 - January 20
  • Atlantic Zone: November 15 - 26 and December 17 - January 31

SEPTEMBER CANADA GOOSE SEASON

  • September 1 - 24

YOUTH WATERFOWL DAYS

  • Statewide: September 17
  • North & Northwest Zones: September 24
  • Lake Erie Zone: October 22
  • South Zone: November 5

BRANT SEASON

  • October 8 - December 16

LIGHT (Snow and Ross') GOOSE SEASONS

  • Atlantic Zone: October 1 - January 31 with Conservation Hunt on February 1 - April 21
  • Southern James Bay Zone: October 1 - January 20 with Conservation Hunt on January 21 - April 21
  • Resident Zone: October 27 - February 28 with Conservation Hunt on March 1 - April 21

VIRGINIA AND SORA RAIL, GALLINULE SEASON

  • September 1 - November 9

SNIPE SEASON

  • October 15 - November 26

For regulations regarding zone definitions, shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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Rhode Island

Rhode Island

SEA DUCK SEASON

  • November 24, 2016 to January 22, 2017 (see regulation on special sea duck hunting areas)

DUCK, COOT AND MERGANSER SEASONS

  • October 7 – 10, 2016, November 23 – 27, 2016 and December 3, 2016– January 22, 2017

CANADA GEESE SEASONS

  • September 1-30, November 19 – 27, December 3, 2016 – January 30, 2017 and February 4 – 10, 2017

SNOW GOOSE SEASON

  • October 16, 2016 – January 30, 2017

BRANT SEASON

  • December 4, 2016 – January 22, 2017

YOUTH WATERFOWL HUNTING DAYS

  • October 22 - 23

For regulations regarding definitions, shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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South Carolina

South Carolina

DUCK, COOT AND MERGANSER SEASONS

  • Nov. 19, 2016 - Nov. 26,2016 and Dec. 10, 2016 - Jan. 29, 2017

EARLY TEAL SEASON

  • Sept. 9, 2016 - Sept. 24, 2016

EARLY CANADA GOOSE SEASON

  • Sept. 1, 2016 - Sept. 30, 2016

CANADA AND WHITE-FRONTED and SNOW GOOSE SEASONS

  • Nov. 19, 2016 - Nov. 26, 2016, Dec. 10, 2016 - Jan. 29, 2017 and Feb. 12, 2017 - Feb. 27, 2017

SEA DUCK SEASON

  • Nov. 19, 2016 - Nov. 26,2016 and Dec. 10, 2016 - Jan. 29, 2017

YOUTH-ONLY WATERFOWL HUNTING DAYS

  • State Youth Day (17 or younger): November 12
  • Federal Youth Days (15 or younger): February 4 and 11

For regulations regarding definitions, shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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South Dakota

South Dakota

DUCK, COOT AND MERGANSER SEASONS

  • High Plains: Oct. 8, 2016 - Jan. 12, 2017
  • Low Plains - North & Middle Zones: Sept. 24 - Dec. 6, 2016
  • Low Plains - South Zone: Oct. 8 - Dec. 20, 2016

CANADA GOOSE AND BRANT SEASONS

  • Unit 1: Sept. 3 - Dec. 18, 2016
  • Unit 2: Oct. 31, 2016 - Feb. 12, 2017
  • Unit 3: Oct. 15 - Dec. 18, 2016; Jan. 14 - 22, 2017

WHITE FRONTED GOOSE SEASON

  • Sept. 24 - Dec 18, 2016

LIGHT GOOSE SEASON

  • Sept. 24 - Dec. 6, 2016 and Feb. 15 - May 3, 2016

AUGUST GOOSE MANAGEMENT TAKE

  • August 20-31, 2016

YOUTH WATERFOWL HUNTING DAYS

  • Sept. 17-18, 2016

For regulations regarding zone definitions, shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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Tennessee

Tennessee

CANADA GOOSE SEASON

  • Statewide Zone: Oct. 8-25, 2016, Nov. 26-27, 2016 and Dec. 3, 2016 - Jan. 29, 2017
  • Northwest Zone: Oct. 8-12, 2016, Nov. 12-13, 2016 and Dec. 3, 2016 - Feb. 11, 2017

DUCK, COOT, & MERGANSER SEASONS

  • Statewide: Nov. 26-27, 2016 and Dec. 3, 2016 - Jan. 29, 2017
  • Realfoot Zone: Nov. 12-13, 2016 and Dec. 3, 2016 - Jan. 29, 2017

GALLINULE, MOORHEN, VIRGINIA & SORA RAIL SEASONS

  • Statewide: Sep. 1 - Nov. 9, 2016
  • Realfoot Zone: Sep. 1 - Nov. 9, 2016

YOUTH WATERFOWL HUNTING SEASONS

  • Statewide: Feb. 4, 2017 and Feb. 11, 2017

BLUE, SNOW, ROSS' & WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE SEASONS

  • Nov. 26-27, 2016 and Dec. 3, 2016 - Feb. 11, 2017

LIGHT GOOSE CONSERVATION SEASON

  • Feb. 12 - Mar. 10, 2017

BRANT SEASON

  • Nov. 26-27, 2016 and Dec. 3, 2016 - Jan. 29, 2017

For regulations regarding zone definitions, shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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Texas

YOUTH ONLY SEASONS

  • High Plains Mallard Management Unit: Oct. 22 - 23, 2016
  • North Zone: Nov. 5 - 6, 2016
  • South Zone: Oct. 29 - 30, 2016

REGULAR DUCK SEASONS

  • High Plains Mallard Management Unit: Oct. 29 - 30, 2016 and Nov. 4, 2016 - Jan. 29, 2017
  • North Zone: Nov. 12 - 27, 2016 and Dec. 3, 2016 - Jan. 29, 2017
  • South Zone: Nov. 5 - 27, 2016 and Dec. 10, 2016 - Jan. 29, 2017

DUSKY DUCK SEASONS(mottled, mexican-like, black ducks and their hybrids)

  • High Plains Mallard Management Unit: Nov. 7, 2016 - Jan. 29, 2017
  • North Zone: Nov. 17 - 27, 2016 and Dec. 3, 2015 - Jan. 29, 2017
  • South Zone: Nov. 10 - 27, 2016 and Dec. 10, 2016 - Jan. 29, 2017

EARLY CANADA GOOSE SEASON

  • East Zone: Sept. 10 - 25, 2016

LIGHT AND DARK GOOSE SEASONS

  • West Zone: Nov. 5, 2016 - Feb. 5, 2017
  • East Zone: Nov. 5, 2016 - Jan. 29, 2017

LIGHT GOOSE CONSERVATION ORDER SEASON

  • West Zone: Feb. 6 - Mar. 19, 2017
  • East Zone: Jan. 30 - Mar. 19, 2017

For regulations regarding zone definitions, shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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Utah

Utah

YOUTH WATERFOWL HUNT

  • Sept. 17, 2016

SCAUP SEASON

  • Oct. 1–Dec. 25, 2016

DUCK, MERGANSER, COOT, and WILSON'S SNIPE SEASON

  • Oct. 1, 2016–Jan. 14, 2017

DARK GOOSE SEASONS

  • Northern area: Oct. 1, 2016–Jan. 14, 2017
  • Urban area: Oct. 1–13, 2016 and Nov. 5, 2016–Feb. 5, 2017
  • General area: Oct. 1–13, 2016 and Oct. 22, 2016–Jan. 22, 2017

LIGHT GOOSE SEASONS

  • Oct. 25–Nov. 30, 2016 and Jan. 16–March 10, 2017

For regulations regarding zone definitions, shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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Vermont

Vermont

DUCK, COOT AND MERGANSER SEASONS

  • Lake Champlain Zone: Oct. 12 – Oct. 16 and Oct. 29 - Dec. 22
  • Interior Zone: Oct. 12 - Dec. 10
  • Connecticut River Zone: Oct. 4 – Nov. 6 and Nov. 22 – Dec. 17

CANADA GOOSE SEASONS

  • Lake Champlain and Interior Zones: Sept. 1 – Sept. 25 and Oct. 12 – Nov. 30
  • Connecticut River Zone: Sept. 1 – Sept. 25, Oct. 4 – Nov. 6 and Nov. 22 – Dec. 27

SNOW GOOSE SEASONS (includes Blue Geese)

  • Lake Champlain and Interior Zones: Oct. 12 – Dec.31, Feb. 15 – Mar.10, and Mar. 11 – Apr. 28
  • Connecticut River Zone: Oct. 4 – Dec. 27

BRANT SEASONS

  • Lake Champlain and Interior Zones: Oct. 5 – Dec. 3
  • Connecticut River Zone: Oct. 4 – Nov. 6 and Nov. 22 – Dec. 17

WOODCOCK AND COMMON SNIPE SEASON

  • Oct. 1 – Nov. 14

YOUTH WATERFOWL HUNTING WEEKEND

  • September 24 & 25

For regulations regarding zone definitions, shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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Virginia

Virginia

GALLINULE and MOORHEN SEASON

  • September 10-November 18

DUCK, COOT AND MERGANSER SEASONS

  • October 7-10 (Black duck closed), November 16-27 and December 17-January 29

SEA DUCK SEASON

  • Special Sea Duck Zone: November 11-January 9

CANADA GOOSE SEASONS

  • Atlantic Zone: November 16-27 and December 23-January 29
  • Resident Zone: November 16-27 and December 17-February 22
  • Southern James Bay Zone: November 16-27, December 19-January 14 and January 15-February 15

LIGHT (SNOW & ROSS') GOOSE SEASON

  • October 17-January 31
  • Conservation Order Zone: February 1 – April 5

ATLANTIC BRANT SEASON

  • November 16-27 and December 17-January 29

YOUTH WATERFOWL HUNTING DAYS

  • October 22, 2016 and February 4, 2017

For regulations regarding zone definitions, shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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Washington

Washington

DUCK, COOT AND SNIPE SEASONS

  • Oct. 15-19 & Oct. 22 - Jan. 29 (except Scaup season closed Oct. 15 - Nov. 4)

YOUTH HUNTING DAYS

  • Sept. 17-18 (see regulations for exception rules)

CANADA GOOSE EARLY SEASONS

  • Mgmt areas 1and 3: Sept. 10-15
  • Mgmt area 2: Sept. 3-11
  • Mgmt areas 4 and 5: Sept. 10-11

GOOSE SEASONS (except Brant)

  • Mgmt area 1 (Snow, Ross', Blue and White-fronted Geese): Oct. 15 - Jan. 29
  • Mgmt area 1 (all other geese except Brant): Oct. 15 - 27 and Nov. 5 - Jan. 29
  • Dusky Canada Goose season is closed in Areas 2 during October - March
  • Mgmt area 2 (Sat, Sun, and Wed only): Oct. 15 - 23; Nov. 26 - Jan. 22; Feb. 11 - Mar. 8 (National Wildlife Refuges and WDFW Wildlife Areas closed to goose hunting from Feb 11 - Mar 8)
  • Mgmt area 2 Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge (Tues, Thurs and Sat only): Oct. 15 - 22 and Nov. 26 - Jan. 21
  • Mgmt area 3: Oct. 15 - 27 & Nov. 5 - Jan. 29
  • Mgmt area 4 (Sat, Sun and Wed only): Oct. 15 - Jan. 22; Nov. 11, 24, 25; Dec. 26, 27, 29, 30; Jan. 16; and every day Jan. 23 - 29
  • Mgmt area 5: Oct. 15 - 17 & every day Oct. 22 - Jan. 29

BRANT SEASON

  • Skagit County: Jan. 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 18, 21, and 22 (season dates may be altered or canceled after midwinter waterfowl survey)
  • Pacific County: Jan. 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, and 22

For regulations regarding zone definitions, shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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West Virginia

West Virginia

YOUTH WATERFOWL SEASON

  • September 17 and November 5

DUCK, COOT AND MERGANSER SEASONS

  • Oct. 1 – Oct. 8, Nov. 7 – Nov. 12 and Dec. 14 – Jan. 28

EARLY CANADA GOOSE SEASON

  • Sept. 1 – Sept. 10, 2016

CANADA AND WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE SEASONS

  • Oct. 1 – Oct. 15, Nov. 7 – Nov. 12 and Dec. 1 – Jan. 28

SNOW AND BLUE GOOSE SEASONS

  • Oct. 1 – Oct. 15, Nov. 7 – Nov. 12 and Dec. 1 – Jan. 28

BRANT SEASON

  • Nov. 30 – Jan. 28

For regulations regarding zone definitions, shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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Wisconsin

Wisconsin

COOT, MOORHEN, RAIL, SNIPE and DUCK SEASONS

  • North Zone: Sept. 24 – Nov. 22
  • South Zone: Oct. 1 – Oct. 9 & Oct. 15 – Dec. 4
  • Mississippi Zone: Oct. 1 – Oct. 7 & Oct. 15 – Dec. 6

YOUTH HUNT

  • Sept. 17 and 18

GOOSE SEASONS

  • Exterior Zone North: Sept. 16 – Dec. 16
  • Exterior Zone South: Sept. 16 – Oct. 9 & Oct. 15 – Dec. 21
  • Exterior Zone Miss.: Oct. 1 – Oct. 7 & Oct. 15 – Jan. 5
  • Horicon Zone: Sept. 16 – Dec. 16

EARLY TEAL SEASON

  • Sept. 1 – Sept. 7

EARLY GOOSE SEASON

  • Sept. 1 – Sept. 15

For regulations regarding zone definitions, shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here

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Wyoming

Wyoming

SORA AND VIRGINIA RAIL SEASON

  • September 1 - November 9

SNIPE SEASON

  • September 1 - December 16

DUCK, COOT AND MERGANSER SEASONS

  • Pacific Flyway: Sep. 24 - Jan. 6
  • Central Flyway (Zone C1): Oct. 1 - Oct. 18 and Oct. 29 - Jan. 15 (certain areas close in November; see regs)
  • Central Flyway (Zone C2): Sep. 24 - Dec. 4 and Dec. 10 - Jan. 3

DARK GOOSE SEASON

  • Pacific Flyway: Sep. 24 - Dec. 29
  • Central Flyway (Zone C1; except Goshen and Platte Co.): Oct. 1 - Oct. 18 , Oct. 29 - Nov. 27 and Dec. 3 - Jan. 28 (certain areas close in November; see regs)
  • Central Flyway (Zone C1; Goshen and Platte Co.): Oct. 1 - Oct. 18 and Nov. 18 - Feb. 12
  • Central Flyway (Zone C2): Sep. 24 - Dec. 4 and Dec. 10 Jan. 11

LIGHT GOOSE SEASON

  • Central Flyway: Oct. 1 - Dec. 29 (certain areas close in November; see regs) and Jan. 29 - Feb. 12

LIGHT GOOSE CONSERVATION ORDER

  • Central Flyway: Feb. 20 - Apr. 9

For regulations regarding zone definitions, shooting hours, possession and bag limits click here