Migratory Bird Regulations 2014-2015 - Seasons

Early Migratory Bird Hunting Seasons

 (Doves, Teal, Rails, Woodcock, Snipe, Common Moorhens, Purple Gallinules and Canada Geese)

Species Open Dates
(All dates inclusive)
Shooting Hours Daily Bag
Limit
Possession
Limit
Mourning Dove Sept. 1--Sept. 6
Sept. 7--Oct. 11
Nov. 15--Nov. 29
Dec. 13--Jan. 15
12 Noon until Sunset
1/2 Hour before Sunrise until Sunset
1/2 Hour before Sunrise until Sunset
1/2 Hour before Sunrise until Sunset
15
45
Marsh Hens/Rails (Clapper, King, Sora & Virginia) Sept. 8--Sept. 12
Oct. 6--Dec. 9
1/2 Hour before Sunrise until Sunset 15 (King & Clapper)

25 (Sora & Va.)
45 (King & Clapper)

75 (Sora & Va.)

Early Teal Sept. 12--Sept. 27 Sunrise until Sunset
6
18
Woodcock Dec. 18--Jan. 31 1/2 Hour before Sunrise until Sunset
3
9
Common Snipe
(Wilson's)
Nov. 14--Feb. 28 1/2 Hour before Sunrise until Sunset
8
24
Common Moorhens &
Purple Gallinules
Sept. 8--Sept. 12
Oct. 6--Dec. 9
1/2 Hour before Sunrise until Sunset
15
45
**Canada Geese Sept. 1--Sept. 30 1/2 Hour before Sunrise until Sunset
15
45

**This season is statewide!!