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2012-2013 Waterfowl Dates Areas, Daily and Possession Limits and Shooting Hours
DUCKS, MERGANSERS AND COOTS
SEASON DATES:

Panhandle Counties (High Plains Mallard Management Unit)
October 13, 2012 - January 9, 2013

*Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days
October 6-7, 2012

Zone 1
October 27 - November 25, 2012
December 8, 2012 - January 20, 2013
*Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days: October 13 - 14, 2012

Zone 2
November 3 - November 25, 2012
December 8, 2012 - January 27, 2013
*Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days: October 27 – 28, 2012

BAG LIMITS:

Duck Limits - The daily bag limit for ducks is six. The daily bag limit may include no more than: Five mallards (only two may be hens), three wood ducks, two redheads, two pintails, and one canvasback.
Merganser Limits - The daily bag limit for mergansers is five. The daily bag limit may include
no more than two hooded mergansers.
Coot Limits - The daily bag limit for coots is fifteen.

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.

* 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 27 – November 25, 2012
December 8 2012 - February 10, 2013

White-fronted Geese
October 27 – November 25, 2012
December 8, 2012 - February 3, 2013

Light Geese (Snow, Blue & Ross’)
October 27 – November 25, 2012
December 8, 2012 - February 10, 2013

**Conservation Order Light Goose Season (COLGS)
February 11 - March 30, 2013

Sandhill Crane
October 20, 2012 - January 20, 2013; west of I-35 only

BAG LIMITS:

Canada Geese - The daily bag limit is three.
White-fronted Geese - The daily bag limit is one.
** Light Geese - The daily bag limit is twenty.
Sandhill Crane - The daily bag limit is three.

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.


HUNTERS CAN REGISTER FOR THE COLGS BY PROVIDING
THEIR NAME, ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER TO:

On the Internet at: www.wildlifedepartment.com and clicking on the Conservation Order Light Goose link.

Or by sending a postcard or letter to:

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Attn: COLGS
PO Box 53465
Oklahoma City, OK 73152

YOUTH WATERFOWL HUNTING DAYS

SEASON DATES AND AREAS:

Panhandle – October 6 - 7, 2012
Zone 1 - October 13 - 14, 2012
Zone 2 – October 27 - 28, 2012

BAG LIMITS:

Duck Limits: The daily bag limit for ducks is six. The daily bag limit may include no more than: Five mallards (only two may be hens), three wood ducks, two redheads, two pintails, and one canvasback.
Goose Limits: The daily bag limit is three Canada geese, one white-fronted goose and twenty snow geese.
Merganser Limits: The daily bag limit for mergansers is five. The daily bag limit may include no more than two hooded mergansers.
Coot Limits: The daily bag limit for coots is fifteen.
Possession Limit: Same as regular duck season.

SHOOTING HOURS:

One-half hour before official sunrise to official sunset.
SEPTEMBER TEAL: September 8-23, 2012​
SPECIAL RESIDENT CANADA GOOSE: September 8-17, 2012​
 
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