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Final 2010-2011 Waterfowl and Coot Seasons

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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Waterfowl and Coot

  • Season:
    • First Phase - Nov. 20-28, 2010
    • Second Phase - Dec. 11, 2010 - Jan. 30, 2011
    • Youth Waterfowl Days - Feb. 5-6, 2011
  • Shooting Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset
  • Bag Limit (daily/possession): Six (12 in possession) duck daily bag limit shall consist of no more than four mallards (no more than two of which may be females), one black duck, one mottled duck (Florida duck), one fulvous whistling-duck, two pintail, one canvasback, two redheads, two scaup, three wood ducks and four scoters.  All other species of duck (except harlequin ducks) may be taken up to the six-duck daily limit. Taking or attempting to take harlequin ducks is prohibited.

  • Coots - 15/30

  • Mergansers: Daily limit 5, no more than 2 of which may be a hooded merganser; possession limit 10, no more than 4 of which may be hooded mergansers.

Canada Goose (Statewide)

  • Season:
    • First Phase - Nov. 20-28, 2010
    • Second Phase - Dec. 1, 2010 - Jan. 30, 2011
  • Bag Limit (daily/possession): 5/10

Snow, blue and Ross' geese (Statewide)

  • Season:
    • First Phase - Nov. 20-28, 2010
    • Second Phase - Dec. 11, 2010 - Jan. 30, 2011
  • Bag Limit (daily/possession): 15/no limit



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