State Agency Waterfowl Hunting Season Info, Regulations and Harvest Estimates at Your Fingertips

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Hunter silhouette photo, Credit: Peter Anderson, FlickrWaterfowl hunting season is already upon us across much of North America, and you might be wondering when the seasons open and close in one or more states where you like to hunt. Or you might need to know the daily bag limits for various species or other regulations. For your convenience, links to the most up-to-date regulatory information maintained by each state wildlife agency have been compiled on this site so you can quickly and easily find the information you need. Each year, state wildlife agencies determine season dates and bag limits from within federal frameworks. These federal frameworks are based in part on data gathered by pilot biologists conducting aerial and ground surveys of waterfowl production and habitat in Canada and the northern United States in the spring.

How was last year’s harvest? If you’re curious how many ducks were bagged in your area last year (or in any year since 1961 for that matter), you can always generate a custom harvest trends report by querying our up-to-date harvest estimates database. The easy-to-use interface allows you to tailor your report to a certain species and within a specific state or flyway.

Learn how regulations are set

Look up 2013-2014 season dates and bag limits for your state

Run a Custom Harvest Trends Report