The Pryor Times

November 26, 2012

Waterfowl dates and information


— DUCKS, MERGANSERS AND COOTS



SEASON DATES:



Panhandle Counties (High Plains Mallard Management Unit)

Oct. 13, to Jan. 9, 2013

*Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days

October 6-7, 2012

Zone 1

Oct. 27 to Nov. 25

Dec. 8, to Jan. 20, 2013

*Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days: Oct; 13 - 14

Zone 2

Nov. 3 to Nov. 25

Dec. 8 to Jan. 27, 2013

*Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days: Oct. 27 to 28



BAG LIMITS:



Duck Limits - The daily bag limit for ducks is six. The daily bag limit may include no more than: Five mallards (only two may be hens), three wood ducks, two redheads, two pintails, and one canvasback.

Merganser Limits - The daily bag limit for mergansers is five. The daily bag limit may include no more than two hooded mergansers.

Coot Limits - The daily bag limit for coots is 15.



POSSESSION LIMITS:



The possession limit after the first day of hunting is two times the daily bag limit for ducks, mergansers and coots.



SHOOTING HOURS:



One-half hour before official sunrise to official sunset.

* YOUTH WATERFOWL HUNTING DAYS - The U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service is allowing two days outside of the regular waterfowl season to provide a special hunting opportunity to encourage youth participation in the sport of waterfowling. Youth hunters must be 15 years of age or younger. An adult, at least 18 years of age, must accompany the youth hunter into the field. This adult cannot hunt waterfowl, but may participate in other open seasons. The daily bag limit may include ducks, mergansers, coots and geese. Bag limits will be the same as allowed during the regular season. All species and sex specific duck bag limit restrictions remain in effect.