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Did Ohio elect a different hen limit?

Postby mike_b » Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:22 pm

FWS has a two hen mallard limit in the framework, did Ohio elect to reduce that or just mistype it as one?

From the final rule: Hunting Seasons and Duck Limits: The season may not exceed 60 days, with a daily bag limit of 6 ducks, including no more than 4 mallards (no more than 2 of which may be females), 1 mottled duck, 1 black duck, 2 pintails, 3 wood ducks, 1 canvasback, 4 scaup, and 2 redheads.
http://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/Regul ... 0Final.pdf
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Re: Did Ohio elect a different hen limit?

Postby BuckeyeZac » Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:35 am

Yes.. ODNR regulations say no more than one hen mallard.
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Re: Did Ohio elect a different hen limit?

Postby HNTFSH » Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:32 am

And Yes they always do.
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Did Ohio elect a different hen limit?

Postby mike_b » Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:38 am

BuckeyeZac wrote:Yes.. ODNR regulations say no more than one hen mallard.


That wasn't my point. I know it's written both on the website and OAC 1501:31-7-06 (B)(1)(a).

Just very surprising as I didn't know any state reduced limits set by the flyway council. I didn't even know limits were adjustable by states other than when the framework specifies different bag limits for season lengths.
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Re: Did Ohio elect a different hen limit?

Postby HNTFSH » Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:39 pm

mike_b wrote:
BuckeyeZac wrote:Yes.. ODNR regulations say no more than one hen mallard.


That wasn't my point. I know it's written both on the website and OAC 1501:31-7-06 (B)(1)(a).

Just very surprising as I didn't know any state reduced limits set by the flyway council. I didn't even know limits were adjustable by states other than when the framework specifies different bag limits for season lengths.


That wasn't my point either. Some states have used the 2 hen limits for a long time. Ohio does not.
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Re: Did Ohio elect a different hen limit?

Postby vtcupped'n'locked » Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:28 pm

The Flyway Council is just a set of recommendations, and are the most liberal that the season can be. Any state is allowed to make the regulations stricter than the recommendations.
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