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Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Phone: 601-432-2400

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Mississippi’s Waterfowl Seasons Announced
Jackson- The Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks approved the dates and bag limits for the 2012-2013 waterfowl hunting seasons at its August 15 meeting in Jackson.  Duck, merganser, and coot seasons will be November 23 - November 25, 2012; November 30 - December 2, 2012; and December 5, 2012 - January 27, 2013.  The 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, 2 redheads, 4 scaup, 2 pintail, 1 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 twice the daily bag limit for ducks, mergansers, and coots.
     
Canada, snow, blue, Ross's, white-fronted goose, and brant seasons will occur from November 15, 2012 - January 27, 2013.  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 twice the daily bag limit for both 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 2 birds.  The possession limit for white-fronted geese is 4 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 14, 2012; January 28 - February 1, 2013; and February 4 - March 31, 2013 (only snow, blue, and Ross's geese may be taken during the light goose conservation order).  The youth waterfowl weekend will occur during the weekend of February 2- February 3, 2013. 

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