2005-2006 sesson is in

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2005-2006 sesson is in

Postby kulsh » Mon Aug 15, 2005 1:26 pm

2005 Youth Waterfowl Weekend

Youth waterfowl hunting weekend will be September 17-18 statewide for properly licensed youths 12 to 15 years of age. The daily limit includes ducks, mergansers, geese, coots, and moorhens. Youths must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or someone 18 years or older designated by their parent or guardian. The adult will not be allowed to hunt geese, duck, mergansers, coots, or moorhens and will not be required to have a waterfowl hunting license. The daily limits and species restrictions are the same as those allowed in the regular season.

• Ducks & Mergansers
North Zone: October 1 - November 29, 2005
Middle Zone: October 1-9 and October 22 - December 11, 2005
South Zone: October 15 - December 11, 2005 and December 31, 2005 - Jan. 1, 2006

• Coots & Moorhens
North Zone: October 1 - November 29, 2005
Middle Zone: October 1-9 and October 22 - December 11, 2005
South Zone: October 15 - December 11, 2005 and December 31, 2005 - Jan. 1, 2006

• Common Snipe & Rails
Statewide: September 15-November 14, 2005

• Canada Geese
Early Season:
North Zone: September 1-10, 2005
Middle & South Zones: September 1-15, 2005
Regular Season:
Upper Peninsula: September 24 - October 21, 2005
Lower Peninsula: October 1-16 and November 24 - December 5, 2005
Late Season:
South Zone (excluding local GMUs): December 31, 2005 - January 29, 2006

• Other Geese
Statewide: September 24-December 5, 2005



It looks like the dates are in for the year.. so my question to you guys is how much vacation time will be spent hunting? :thumbsup: :salude: :salude:
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Postby SL80Shooter » Tue Aug 16, 2005 2:01 am

Well, let's see... I have 10 days left until the end of the year. Within the next two months I will have to close on a new house, do some work to the house, and move. So by the time I skip sleep to do all of that stuff without taking a vacation day I wil have , if my calculations are correct, 10 days to use for hunting. :yes:
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Postby kulsh » Tue Aug 16, 2005 8:10 am

I will be useing 2 days of vacation for opening goose sept 1st and 2nd
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Postby HonkShooter » Tue Aug 16, 2005 10:24 am

Well I'll be in school so all of my christmas vacation will most likely be used for it!!! Can't wait for September.

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Postby Mr. 16 gauge » Wed Aug 17, 2005 7:02 am

Any thoughts/opinions on the decrease in bag limits? Scaup down to 2 birds/day (last year was 3/day), Canada geese down to 3/day from 5/day last year....have we really taken that many resident geese, or did all the damn 'egg shakers' that live on the lakes get their way? :pissed: I'm kinda curious why there is such a gap between the 'early' season and the 'regular' season....seems like the last couple of years one morphed into the other.
One thing is still the same.....MI hunters still get the short end of the stick when it comes to migratory goose hunting....... :pissed:

Glad to see that there is no shortened pintail season this year......missed out on a nice drake last fall because of the shortened season; he came gliding into the decoys ever so nicely, too...............

....as far as time goes, I'll probably be off the week of deer season....except I'll be chasing ducks! :yes:
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Postby duckindude » Sat Aug 20, 2005 8:16 am

does this mean that on september 17-18 youth can hunt anywhere on legal hunting grounds?
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Postby Cobra » Sat Aug 20, 2005 5:04 pm

Might take a day or 4 here and there if the weather lines up to make it worth while. Used to take 2 weeks for around 20 years, a sure bet for Indian Summer to set in and some darn good Bass fishing after lunch.
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Postby maddiedog » Wed Aug 24, 2005 8:28 am

I am stinking bummed! :pissed: I usually hunt the UP and middle zone openers and now they are both opening the same day! I don't know if I will take anytime off now. I might just wait until later in the season. Anybody have any tips for layout hunting Sag. Bay?
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Postby pike_mazter » Tue Aug 30, 2005 10:59 pm

I actually heard the goose numbers are up but the DNR is saying that its going to be a lot of young birds. :pissed: But still don't know why the limit went down this year! A good hunting season means less time at the super market!
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Postby quackerkiller » Mon Sep 05, 2005 8:42 am

the limit is down because the population went from 325,000 in 2000 to 175,000 this year and i got that from the dnr booklet for early season
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Postby Mr. 16 gauge » Mon Sep 05, 2005 6:22 pm

the limit is down because the population went from 325,000 in 2000 to 175,000 this year and i got that from the dnr booklet for early season


More likely, hunters from Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois complained that we were shooting too many migrants (again) and so now we have to 'protect' them (again) so the hunters in those respective states can kill the birds (again!......instead of US!! :pissed: )

I don't put too much stock in DNR numbers....first off, they are estimates, and secondly, the way they "count" deer, they are POOR estimates!!!! :pissed: :thumbsdown:
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Postby maddiedog » Tue Sep 06, 2005 11:46 am

I am sick of getting the short end because of the southern states!
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Postby TopGunMich » Tue Sep 27, 2005 1:17 am

Whens Commerant season ? and is it still at 25 per hour ??
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