Three wood duck limit but reduced divers.

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Three wood duck limit but reduced divers.

Postby David » Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:03 pm

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today proposed continuation of liberal hunting season lengths for the upcoming 2008-2009 late waterfowl seasons. Duck hunting season lengths would be 60 days in both the Atlantic and Mississippi Flyways, 74 days in the Central Flyway, and 107 days in the Pacific Flyway. However, in three flyways, the Service Regulations Committee recommends closing the canvasback season due to low populations and restricting scaup harvest due to long-term population declines. Given increasing wood duck populations, the Atlantic and Mississippi Flyways would get an extra wood duck in the daily bag limit.



I think most Alabama duck hunters would happily give up a canvasback or bluebill for an extra wood duck. :thumbsup:
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Postby hogjaw » Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:27 pm

amen to that. i was thinkin bout gettin into diver duck huntin and have been gettin info bout it on here but ill take another woddie any day! is this official or not David?
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Postby David » Sat Aug 02, 2008 6:15 am

This was the guidelines set by the USFWS. Now the states can take those guidelines to set their seasons. So unless for some stupid reason AL decides to keep 2 woodies a day, we should have the 3.
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Postby hogjaw » Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:29 pm

:party: whoo hoo!!!!
Thas's better than gettin poked in the eye with a sharp object!!!
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Postby AU Mallard » Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:14 pm

David wrote: So unless for some stupid reason AL decides to keep 2 woodies a day, we should have the 3.

Not a comforting thought.
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