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Waterfowl hunting season dates finalized


2008-09 Florida waterfowl hunting seasons

Canada goose *

Nov. 22-30, 2008 - Dec. 1, 2008 – Jan. 30, 2009

Bag/possession limits 5/10

Waterfowl and coot

Nov. 22-30, 2008

Dec. 6, 2008 – Jan. 25, 2009

6/12 – ducks **

15/30 – coots

5/10 – mergansers ***

Youth Waterfowl Days

Jan. 31 – Feb. 1, 2009

Same as above;

2/4 – scaup

Snow, blue and Ross’ geese

Nov. 22-30, 2008

Dec. 6, 2008 – Jan. 25, 2009

15/No limit


* Season now open statewide (previously was open only on Lake Seminole).

** Six-duck daily bag limit shall consist of no more than 4 mallards (no more than 2 of which may be female); 1 black duck; 1 mottled duck (Florida duck); 1 fulvous whistling-duck; 1 pintail; 2 redheads; 3 wood ducks; and 4 scoters. Daily bag limit on scaup is 1 through first 40 days (Jan. 5, 2009); then 2 for remainder of season (Jan. 6-25, 2009). Canvasback season is closed. All other species of duck (except harlequin) may be taken up to the 6-duck daily limit. Taking or attempting to take brant or harlequin ducks is prohibited.

*** No more than 2/4 of which may be hooded