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2013-2014 Waterfowl Dates

Areas, Daily and Possession Limits and Shooting Hours

DUCKS, MERGANSERS AND COOTS


SEASON DATES:

Panhandle Counties (High Plains Mallard Management Unit)
October 12, 2013 - January 8, 2014

*Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days
October 5-6, 2013

Zone 1
October 26 - December 1, 2013
December 14, 2013 - January 19, 2014
*Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days: October 12 - 13, 2013

Zone 2
November 2 - December 1, 2013
December 14, 2013 - January 26, 2014
*Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days: October 19 – 20, 2013

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, three scaup, two redheads, two pintails, and two 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 fifteen.

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.

GEESE AND SANDHILL CRANE



SEASON DATES:

Canada Geese
November 2 – December 1, 2013
December 14, 2013 - February 16, 2014
 

White-fronted Geese
November 2 – December 1, 2013
December 14, 2013 - February 9, 2014
 

Light Geese (Snow, Blue & Ross’)
November 2 – December 1, 2013
December 14, 2014 - February 16, 2014
 

**Conservation Order Light Goose Season (COLGS)


February 17 - March 30, 2014
 

Sandhill Crane
October 19, 2013 - January 19, 2014; west of I-35 only

BAG LIMITS:

Canada Geese - The daily bag limit is eight.
White-fronted Geese - The daily bag limit is one.
Light Geese (Snow, Blue & Ross') - The daily bag limit is fifty. ***Conservation Order Light Goose - There are no daily or possesion limits.
Sandhill Crane - The daily bag limit is three.ll Crane - The daily bag limit is three.

POSSESSION LIMITS:

The possession limit for Canada and white-fronted geese and sandhill crane is two times the daily bag limit. There is no possession limit for light geese (snow, blue & Ross’).

SHOOTING HOURS:

*One-half hour before official sunrise to official sunset.


** CONSERVATION ORDER LIGHT GOOSE SEASON (COLGS)
During the COLGS, special means of take will be allowed, including: electronic calls, unplugged shotguns, one-half hour after sunset shooting hours and no daily bag or possession limits. The Conservation Order and special means of take provisions are designed to increase harvest and allow hunters to help reduce the population of mid-continent light geese (snow, blue & Ross’). All other waterfowl regulations will apply; including use of federally approved nontoxic shot. All participants will be required to have in their possession while hunting, all necessary licenses, waterfowl stamps and a Harvest Information Program permit (HIP). The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is required by federal regulation to estimate the harvest of light geese during the COLGS. Therefore, to participate in the COLGS hunters should provide the ODWC with their name, full mailing address and telephone number so that they may be contacted after the season with a harvest survey.


HUNTERS CAN REGISTER FOR THE COLGS BY PROVIDING
THEIR NAME, ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER TO:

On the Internet at: Conservation Order Light Goose Season and on-line permit (COLGS)

Or by sending a postcard or letter to:

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Attn: COLGS
PO Box 53465
Oklahoma City, OK 73152

YOUTH WATERFOWL HUNTING DAYS



SEAPanhandle – October 5 - 6, 2013
Zone 1 - October 12 - 13, 2013
Zone 2 – October 19 - 20, 2013

BAG LIMITS: 28, 2012

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.
Goose Limits: The daily bag limit is three Canada geese, one white-fronted goose and twenty snow geese.
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 fifteen.
Possession Limit: Same as regular duck season.

SHOOTING HOURS:

One-half hour before official sunrise to official sunset.