Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Mississippi’s Waterfowl Late Seasons Announced
Jackson -The Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
approved dates for the 2015 - 2016 waterfowl hunting seasons.
"Breeding populations were strong again in 2015, which will result
in a liberal season framework of 60 days with a 6-duck daily bag
limit," said Houston Havens, Mississippi Department of Wildlife,
Fisheries, and Parks Waterfowl Program Leader.
Duck, merganser, and coot seasons will be November 27 - November
29, 2015; December 4 - December 6, 2015; and December 9, 2015 -
January 31, 2016. The duck daily bag limit will be a total of
6 ducks, including no more than 4 mallards (no more than 2 of which
may be females), 3 wood ducks, 3 scaup, 2 redheads, 2 pintail, 2
canvasback, 1 mottled duck, and 1 black duck. The merganser daily
bag limit will be a total of 5 mergansers, only 2 of which may be
hooded mergansers. Coots will have a 15-bird daily bag limit. The
possession limit is 3 times the daily bag limit for ducks,
mergansers, and coots.
The youth waterfowl hunting days will be November 21, 2015 and
February 6, 2016. Late-season Canada, snow, blue, Ross's,
white-fronted goose, and brant seasons will occur from November 19,
2015 - January 31, 2016. Late-season Canada geese will have a
3-bird daily bag limit, and brant will have a daily bag limit of 1
bird. The possession limit is 3 times the daily bag limit for
Canada geese and brant. Snow, blue, and Ross's geese will
have a daily bag limit of 20 birds. White-fronted geese will
have a daily bag limit of 3 birds. The possession limit for
white-fronted geese is 9, and there is no possession limit for
snow, blue, and Ross's geese. In addition to the regular
hunting season, there will again be a conservation order for snow,
blue, and Ross's geese during the following dates: October 1
- November 18, 2015; February 1 - 5, 2016; and February 7 - March
For more information regarding waterfowl in Mississippi, visit
our website at www.mdwfp.com/waterfowl
or call us at (601) 432 - 2199.
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