2013/2014 Waterfowl Seasons

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2013/2014 Waterfowl Seasons

Postby LeakyBoot » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:21 am

http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/pdf/2013/13-14mig_seasons.pdf


NEW JERSEY 2013-14 MIGRATORY BIRD SEASONS
August 5, 2013
NOTE: Although the following selections are expected to be approved by the US Fish and
Wildlife Service, they will not be formally finalized through the Federal Register process
until the conclusion of the public comment period in September, 2013.
PRIMARY WATERFOWL SEASONS
NORTH ZONE
Ducks: Oct. 12 – Oct. 24 Nov. 16 – Jan. 11
Brant: Nov. 16 – Nov. 30 Dec. 24 – Jan. 11
Canada geese: Nov. 16 – Nov. 30 Dec. 14 – Jan. 25
Youth days: Oct. 5 & Nov. 2
SOUTH ZONE
Ducks: Oct. 19 – Oct. 26 Nov. 16 – Jan. 16
Brant: Oct. 19 – Oct. 26 Nov. 16 – Dec. 12
Canada geese: Nov. 16 – Nov. 30 Dec. 14 – Jan. 25
Youth days: Oct. 12 & Nov. 9
COASTAL ZONE
Ducks: Nov. 2 – Nov. 12 Nov. 28 – Jan. 25
Brant: Nov. 2 – Nov. 12 Dec. 21 – Jan. 14
Canada geese: Nov. 28 – Dec. 7 Dec. 10 – Jan. 25
Youth days: Oct. 26 & Nov. 16
Daily bag limits
Ducks: 6 ducks which may NOT include more than: 4 mallards (not more than 2 hen
mallards), 1 black duck, 3 wood ducks, 2 pintails, 2 scaup, 2 redheads, 2 canvasbacks
and 4 scoters.
Mergansers: 5 mergansers although not more than 2 hooded mergansers. Merganser
limits are in addition to regular ducks.
Brant: 2
Canada geese (Regular season): 3 singly or in aggregate to include cackling and white-fronted
geese
Youth days: 6 ducks with same species restrictions, 2 brant, 3 Canada geese, 25 light geese.

CANADA GOOSE
September Season (Statewide)
Sept. 2 - Sept. 30
Daily bag limit: 15 Canada geese
The following special regulations apply:
1. Electronic calls permitted
2. Shotguns capable of holding no more than 7 shells (including magazine and chamber) are
permitted.
3. Hunting hours: 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset.
NOTE: THESE SPECIAL REGULATIONS ONLY APPLY TO THE SEPTEMBER CANADA
GOOSE SEASON
Special Winter Season (Two Zones)
Jan. 27 – Feb. 15
Daily bag limit: 5 singly or in aggregate to include cackling and white-fronted geese
LIGHTGOOSE
Regular Season
Statewide: Oct. 17 – Feb. 15
Daily bag limit: 25, singly or in aggregate to include greater and lesser snow geese and Ross’s
geese
Conservation Order
Statewide: Feb. 17 – Apr. 5
Daily bag limit: None; includes greater and lesser snow geese and Ross’s geese
The following special regulations apply:
4. Electronic calls permitted
5. Shotguns capable of holding no more than 7 shells (including magazine and chamber) are
permitted.
6. Hunting hours: 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset.
NOTE: THESE SPECIAL REGULATIONS ONLY APPLY TO THE LIGHT GOOSE
CONSERVATION ORDER
WOODCOCK
North Zone: Oct. 19 – Nov. 23
South Zone: Nov. 9 – Nov. 30
Dec. 19 – Jan. 1
Daily bag limit: 3
SEA DUCKS;SEA DUCK AREA ONLY (107 days)
Sept. 24 – Jan 25
Daily bag limit: 7 singly or in aggregate to include long-tailed ducks, eiders and scoters; except
no more than 4 scoters
RAILS AND MOORHEN (70 days)
Sept. 2 – Nov. 10
Daily bag limit: Sora and Virginia rails 25 total or aggregate; moorhen and clapper rail 10 SNIPE (107 days)
Sept. 17 – Jan. 1
Daily bag limit: 8
CROWS (Mon., Thur., Fri., & Sat.)
Aug. 12 – Dec. 7
Dec. 16 – Mar. 15
Daily bag limit: None
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