Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
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
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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