2005 season dates for waterfowl are out!

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2005 season dates for waterfowl are out!

Postby Pete-pec » Thu Aug 25, 2005 6:53 pm

Duck seasons

Northern Zone – Sept. 24 at noon – Nov. 22 (with exception noted below) Daily Bag Limit: Six ducks including no more than 4 mallards, of which only one may be a hen; 1 black duck; 1 pintail; 1 canvasback; 2 wood ducks; 2 redheads; 2 scaup; and five mergansers to include not more than one hooded merganser. NOTE - Canvasbacks may only be taken from Oct. 15 – Nov. 13.


Southern Zone – Oct. 1 at noon – Oct. 9; Oct. 15 – Dec. 4 (with exception noted below). Six ducks including no more than 4 mallards, of which only one may be a hen; 1 black duck; 1 pintail; 1 canvasback; 2 wood ducks; 2 redheads; 2 scaup; and five mergansers to include not more than one hooded merganser. NOTE - Canvasbacks may only be taken from Oct. 15 – Nov. 13.


Canada goose seasons
Exterior Zones (including Brown and Rock Prairie subzones)

North Zone: Sept. 17 through Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 at noon through Dec. 17. Daily Bag Limit: 1 Canada goose from Sept. 17 – Oct. 2 and 2 Canada geese from Oct. 3 – Dec. 17

South Zone: Sept. 17 through Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at noon through Dec. 17. Daily Bag Limit: 1 Canada goose from Sept. 17 – Oct. 2 and 2 Canada geese from Oct. 3 – Dec. 17.

Mississippi River Subzone: Oct. 1 at noon – Oct. 9 and Oct. 15 – Dec. 14 (500 bird quota). Daily Bag Limit: 1 Canada goose Oct. 1-2 and 2 Canada geese from Oct. 3-9 and Oct. 15 – Dec. 14

Other geese

Brant and white-fronts. Seasons are the same as for the Canada goose zones and subzones.Daily Bag Limit: 1 brant and 1 white-fronted goose
Light geese (Snow, Blue and Ross). Seasons are the same as for the Canada goose zones and subzones. Daily Bag Limit: 10 (Wisconsin hunters only harvest a few hundred of these geese each year but they are overabundant in the US)

Horicon/Collins Time Periods
Hunters with Horicon and Collins Zone permits will be issued up to 4 tags for the time period that they are awarded.

Horicon Zone Daily Bag Limit: 2 geese with a possession limit of the number of tags issued.
Period 1 Sept. 16 – 30 and Oct. 1 at noon – Oct. 16
Period 2 Sept. 24 – 30 and Oc.t 1 at noon – Oct 28
Period 3 Oct. 15 – Nov. 18
Period 4 Oct. 31 – Dec. 16
Collins Zone Daily Bag Limit: 2 geese with a possession limit of the number of tags issued.
Period 1 Sept. 16 – 30 and Oct. 1 at noon – Oct. 2;
Period 2 Oct. 3 – Oct. 23
Period 3 Oct. 24– Nov. 18

Falconry
Falconry dates are all the days ducks are open to gun hunting in the respective zones and Jan 14- Feb 27.

Reporting Requirements
Hunters must report each Canada goose harvested within 48 hours by calling 1-800-99-GOOSE (1-800-994-6673). Hunters can monitor the Exterior Zone harvest progress by calling 1-877-833-2837.


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