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Waterfowl and Crow Seasons

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2014 Early Teal Season Statewide

High Plains: Sept 6-14
Low Plains: Sept 6-21
Daily bag limit: 6
Possession limit: 18

2014 Youth Waterfowl Season 

The Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding the start of the
regular duck and merganser season.

Daily bag and Possession Limit same as regular duck season

NOTE: Remaining 2014 Waterfowl Regulations will be set at the
August 29 Commission Meeting.


SUMMARY OF PROPOSED RECOMMENDATIONS
2014 WATERFOWL AND CROW SEASONS

EARLY TEAL

Low Plains: 6 – 21 Sept (16 days).
High Plains: 6 – 14 Sept (9 days).

Daily Bag Limit:   6     Possession Limit:   18


YOUTH HUNT SEASON*

Zone 1: 4 – 5 Oct (2 days).
Zone 2: 27 – 28 Sept (2 days).
Zone 3: 18 – 19 Oct (2 days).
Zone 4: 27 – 28 Sept (2 days).

Daily Bag and Possession Limit same as regular duck season.

*Youth Hunt Season dates are dependent on Duck season dates.


DUCKS and COOTS

Zone 1: 11 Oct – 23 Dec (74 days).
Zone 2:
4 Oct – 16 Dec (74 days) and 4 – 25 Jan (Wed) in High Plains portion (22 days).
Zone 3: 22 Oct – 3 Jan (74 days) and 4 – 25 Jan (Wed) in High Plains portion (22 days).
Zone 4: 4 Oct – 16 Dec (74 days).

Daily Bag Limit: 6 – with restrictions.  Possession Limit: Three times the daily bag.


DARK GEESE

East Unit: 27 Oct (Mon) – 8 Feb (105 days).
North Central Unit: 4 Oct – 16 Jan (Fri) (105 days)
Platte River Unit: 27 Oct (Mon) – 8 Feb (105 days)
Panhandle Unit: 27 Oct (Mon) – 8 Feb (105 days)
Niobrara Unit: 27 Oct (Mon) – 8 Feb (105 days)

Daily Bag Limit: All units – 5 geese.  Possession Limit: Three times the daily bag.


WHITE-FRONTED GEESE

Statewide: 4 Oct – 12 Dec (70 days) and 31 Jan – 1 Feb (2 days) – 49 day split.

Daily Bag Limit: Oct-Dec:  Two (2) geese. Possession Limit: Three times the daily bag.

Daily Bag Limit: Jan/Feb:  One (1) goose. Possession Limit: Three times the daily bag.


LIGHT GEESE – REGULAR SEASON

Statewide: 4 Oct – 31 Dec (89 days) and 24 Jan – 8 Feb (16 days) – 23 day split.

Daily Bag Limit:  Fifty (50) geese.  Possession Limit:  None.


LIGHT GEESE – CONSERVATION ORDER

Rainwater Basin Zone: 9 Feb – 5 April (56 days).
Prairie Zone:
9 Feb – 5 April (56 days).

Daily Bag Limit:  None.  Possession Limit:  None.


CROWS

Statewide:  1 Oct - 15 Nov (46 days) and 20 Jan - 6 Apr (77 days).
Special Public Health Hazard Order: 16 Nov - 19 Jan (65 days).


FALCONRY

Concurrent with teal, youth and regular duck season dates, plus the following dates:

Zone 1: 
25 Feb – 10 March (14 days).

Zone 2:
Low Plains:  25 Feb – 10 March (14 days).
High Plains:
Concurrent with all duck season dates in the High Plains Zone (107 days).

Zone 3:
Low Plains:  25 Feb – 10 March (14 days).
High Plains:  Concurrent with all duck season dates in the High Plains Zone (107 days)

.Zone 4:  25 Feb – 10 March (14 days).


SUMMARY OF 2013 WATERFOWL AND CROW SEASONS
NOTE: The listings below are the 2013 Season DATES

DUCKS and COOTS
Zone 1: 12 Oct – 24 Dec (74 days). Zone 2: 5 Oct – 17 Dec (74 days) and 5 – 26 Jan in High Plains portion (22 days). Zone 3: 23 Oct – 4 Jan (74 days) and 5 – 26 Jan in High Plains portion (22 days). Zone 4: 5 Oct – 17 Dec (74 days).
Daily Bag Limit: 6 – with restrictions.  Possession Limit: Three times the daily bag.

DARK GEESE
East Unit: 28 Oct - 9 Feb (105 days). North Central Unit: 5 Oct – 17 Jan (105 days). Platte River Unit: 28 Oct – 9 Feb (105 days). Panhandle Unit: 28 Oct – 9 Feb (105 days). Niobrara Unit: 28 Oct – 9 Feb (105 days).
Daily Bag Limit: All units – 5 geese. Possession Limit: Three times the daily bag.

WHITE-FRONTED GEESE
Statewide: 5 Oct – 13 Dec (70 days) and 1 – 2 Feb (2 days) – 49 day split.
Daily Bag Limit Oct-Dec:  Two (2) geese.  Possession Limit: Three times the daily bag. Daily Bag Limit Feb. Only: One (1) goose. Possession Limit: Three times the daily bag.

LIGHT GEESE – REGULAR SEASON
Statewide: 5 Oct – 1 Jan (89 days) and 25 Jan – 9 Feb (16 days) – 23 day split.
Daily Bag Limit Oct-Dec:  Twenty (20) geese.  Possession Limit: None.

LIGHT GEESE – CONSERVATION ORDER
Rainwater Basin Zone: 10 Feb – 1 April (51 days). Prairie Zone: 10 Feb – 1 April (51 days). Daily Bag Limit: None (for all zones). Possession Limit: None.

CROWS
Statewide:  1 Oct - 15 Nov (46 days) and 20 Jan - 6 Apr (77 days). Special Public Health Hazard Order: 16 Nov - 19 Jan (65 days).

FALCONRY
Concurrent with Teal, youth and regular Duck season dates, plus the following dates:
Zone 1: 25 Feb – 10 March (14 days). Zone 2: Low Plains: 25 Feb – 10 March (14 days).
High Plains:  Concurrent with all duck season dates in the High Plains Zone (107 days).
Zone 3:
Low Plains: 25 Feb – 10 March (14 days). High Plains:  Concurrent with all duck season dates in the High Plains Zone (107 days).
Zone 4: 25 Feb – 10 March (14 days).

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