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Mississippi’s Waterfowl Late Seasons Announced

Mississippi’s Waterfowl Late Seasons Announced

Mississippi’s Waterfowl Late Seasons Announced

Jackson -The Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks approved dates for the 2015 – 2016 waterfowl hunting seasons. “Breeding populations were strong again in 2015, which will result in a liberal season framework of 60 days with a 6-duck daily bag limit,” said Houston Havens, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Waterfowl Program Leader.

Duck, merganser, and coot seasons will be November 27 – November 29, 2015; December 4 – December 6, 2015; and December 9, 2015 – January 31, 2016.  The duck daily bag limit will be a total of 6 ducks, including no more than 4 mallards (no more than 2 of which may be females), 3 wood ducks, 3 scaup, 2 redheads, 2 pintail, 2 canvasback, 1 mottled duck, and 1 black duck. The merganser daily bag limit will be a total of 5 mergansers, only 2 of which may be hooded mergansers. Coots will have a 15-bird daily bag limit. The possession limit is 3 times the daily bag limit for ducks, mergansers, and coots.

The youth waterfowl hunting days will be November 21, 2015 and February 6, 2016.  Late-season Canada, snow, blue, Ross’s, white-fronted goose, and brant seasons will occur from November 19, 2015 – January 31, 2016.  Late-season Canada geese will have a 3-bird daily bag limit, and brant will have a daily bag limit of 1 bird.  The possession limit is 3 times the daily bag limit for Canada geese and brant.  Snow, blue, and Ross’s geese will have a daily bag limit of 20 birds.  White-fronted geese will have a daily bag limit of 3 birds.  The possession limit for white-fronted geese is 9, and there is no possession limit for snow, blue, and Ross’s geese.  In addition to the regular hunting season, there will again be a conservation order for snow, blue, and Ross’s geese during the following dates:  October 1 – November 18, 2015; February 1 – 5, 2016; and February 7 – March 31, 2016.

For more information regarding waterfowl in Mississippi, visit our website atwww.mdwfp.com/waterfowl or call us at (601) 432 – 2199.

 

 

 

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