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Here is this years season dates.

2011-2012 Waterfowl Dates Areas, Daily and Possession Limits and Shooting Hours
DUCKS, MERGANSERS AND COOTS SEASON DATES: Panhandle Counties (High Plains Mallard Management Unit)
October 8, 2011 - January 4, 2012

*Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days
October 1-2, 2011

Zone 1
October 29 - November 27, 2011
December 10 - January 22, 2011
*Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days
October 15 - 16, 2011

Zone 2
November 5 - November 27, 2011
December 10, 2011 - January 29, 2012
*Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days
October 29-30, 2011

BAG LIMITS:

Ducks: Six (6). The daily limit may include no more than: five (5) mallards (only two (2) may be hens), three (3) wood ducks, two (2) redheads, two (2) scaup, two (2) pintails and one (1) canvasback.
Mergansers: Five (5). The daily limit may include no more than two (2) hooded mergansers.
Coots: Fifteen (15).

POSSESSION LIMITS: The possession limit after the first day of hunting is two times the daily bag limit for ducks, mergansers and coots.

SHOOTING HOURS: One-half hour before official sunrise to official sunset.



* 2011 YOUTH WATERFOWL HUNTING DAYS
The U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service is allowing two days outside of the regular waterfowl season to provide a special hunting opportunity to encourage youth participation in the sport of waterfowling. Youth hunters must be 15 years of age or younger. An adult, at least 18 years of age, must accompany the youth hunter into the field. This adult cannot hunt waterfowl, but may participate in other open seasons. The daily bag limit may include ducks, mergansers, coots and geese. Bag limits will be the same as allowed during the regular season. All species and sex specific duck bag limit restrictions remain in effect.
GEESE AND SANDHILL CRANE SEASON DATES:

Canada Geese
October 29 – November 27, 2011
December 10, 2011 - February 12, 2012
Daily Limit: Three. Hunting Allowed statewide.

White-fronted Geese
October 29 – November 27, 2011
December 10 , 2011 - February 5, 2012
Daily Limit: One. Hunting allowed statewide.


Light Geese (Snow, Blue & Ross’)
October 29 – November 27, 2011
December 10 - February 12, 2012
Daily Limit: Twenty. Hunting allowed statewide.


**Conservation Order Light Goose Season (COLGS)
February 13 - March 30, 2012
Sandhill Crane
October 22, 2011 - January 23, 2012; west of I-35 only
Daily Limit: Three. Hunting allowed statewide.


POSSESSION LIMITS: The possession limit for Canada and white-fronted geese and sandhill crane is two times the daily bag limit. There is no possession limit for light geese (snow, blue & Ross’).

SHOOTING HOURS: **One-half hour before official sunrise to official sunset.


** CONSERVATION ORDER LIGHT GOOSE SEASON (COLGS)
During the COLGS, special means of take will be allowed, including: electronic calls, unplugged shotguns, one-half hour after sunset shooting hours and no daily bag or possession limits. The Conservation Order and special means of take provisions are designed to increase harvest and allow hunters to help reduce the population of mid-continent light geese (snow, blue & Ross’). All other waterfowl regulations will apply; including use of federally approved nontoxic shot. All participants will be required to have in their possession while hunting, all necessary licenses, waterfowl stamps and a Harvest Information Program permit (HIP). The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is required by federal regulation to estimate the harvest of light geese during the COLGS. Therefore, to participate in the COLGS hunters should provide the ODWC with their name, full mailing address and telephone number so that they may be contacted after the season with a harvest survey.
Dates: February 13 – March 30, 2012.
Daily Limit: There are no daily or possession limits.
Shooting Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Sign up online for - Conservation Order Light Goose Season and on-line permit (COLGS) or by mail at
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Attn: COLGS
PO Box 53465
Oklahoma City, OK 73152


2011 YOUTH WATERFOWL HUNTING DAYS

SEASON DATES AND AREAS:

Panhandle – October 1-2, 2011
Zone 1 - October 15 - 16, 2011
Zone 2 – October 29-30, 2011
 

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I pray for rain.
If not, it's all field hunts this season for geese.
 

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One thing I'm confused on is the goose bag limit. So its an 8 bird limit ONLY for the early season and 3 for the general?.?.
 

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Yes. The early season is to knock out the non-migrating geese that are destroying crops, lawns, and golf courses. The regular season is for the migratory geese, although I think the limit should still be 8.
 

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I agree with you 100%.
 

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With residential goose population around here keeping @ 8 would help it out a lot.
 

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Maybe that would be something to lobby for next year.
 

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I'll get the picket signs!
 
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