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Idaho sets waterfowl hunting seasons

Canada geese snack in a snowy farm field north of Moscow, Idaho in January 2009.  (Geoff Crimmins / Associated Press)
Canada geese snack in a snowy farm field north of Moscow, Idaho in January 2009. (Geoff Crimmins / Associated Press)

HUNTING — The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has approved waterfowl hunting seasons and limits for 2014-2015.

The upcoming season should be productive as waterfowl populations are thriving in North America, Idaho wildlife managers confirm.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service establishes frameworks for season setting, and within that framework, Idaho Fish and Game will allow hunters to enjoy the maximum number of hunting days and the maximum bag limits allowed under that framework during the 2014-2015 season.

Idaho waterfowl hunters will enjoy a 107 day season for ducks and Canada geese, under the following schedule:

Youth Waterfowl Season: September 27 and 28 statewide.

Duck Seasons:

  • Zone 1: October 4, 2014 to January 16, 2015
  • Zones 2 and 3: October 11, 2014 to January 23, 2015

Scaup Seasons:

  • Zone 1: October 25, 2014 to January 16, 2015
  • Zones 2 and 3: November 1, 2014 to January 23, 2015

Canada Goose Seasons:

  • Zone 1: October 4, 2014 to January 16, 2015
  • Zones 2 and 3: October 11, 2014 to January 23, 2014

White-fronted Goose Seasons:

  • Zone 1: October 4, 2014 to January 16, 2015
  • Zone 2: October 11, 2014 to January 23, 2015
  • Zone 3: November 10, 2014 to February 22, 2015

White Goose Seasons:

  • Zone 1: October 4, 2014 to January 16, 2015
  • Zone 2: October 29, 2014 to January 16, 2015 and February 14, 2015 to March 10, 2015
  • Zone 3: November 26, 2014 to March 10, 2015
  • Zone 4: October 11, 2014 to January 23, 2015

Daily bag limit for ducks will be 7 with the following exceptions:

  • Not more than two female mallards
  • Not more than three scaup
  • Not more than two redheads
  • Not more than two pintails
  • Not more than one canvasback

Daily bag limits for geese are as follows:

  • Canada geese: 4
  • White-fronted geese: 10
  • White geese: 20

Season and rules brochures will be available by mid-September at all license vendors, Fish and Game offices, and on Fish and Game’s website.

 




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