Regular-season 2012 waterfowl season dates
The regular-season waterfowl dates, as proposed to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) by the Indiana DNR, are listed below. The dates are not final until approved by the USFWS in mid-to late September. Look for another announcement around that time that will either confirm or amend these dates. Historically, they have been accepted as proposed.
The DNR’s recommended dates for ducks, coots and mergansers are:
• North Zone: Oct. 20 to Dec. 9 and Dec. 22-30
• Central Zone: Nov. 3 to Dec. 25 and Jan. 14-20
• South Zone: Nov. 3-4 and Nov. 24 to Jan. 20
The daily bag limit for ducks in all zones is six, including no more than four mallards (of which no more than two can be hens), four scaup, three wood ducks, two pintails, two redheads, one canvasback, one black duck, and one mottled duck. The daily bag limit for coots is 15. The daily bag limit for mergansers, separate from ducks, is five, of which no more than two can be hooded mergansers. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit.