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Waterfowl

Season information

Reserved waterfowl hunt application period: Aug. 1-28
Drawing results available online: Sept. 11

Note: Season dates and bag limits vary by zone and species. Please see the Waterfowl hunting regulations for applicable dates and limits.

License requirements to hunt small game:

  • Base license.
  • Waterfowl hunting license.
  • Federal migratory bird hunting stamp (duck stamp).
  • HIP endorsement (included automatically with purchase of the waterfowl hunting license).
Buy an application, license, duck stamp or check drawing results online

Hunting regulations

Read more about the complex process of how waterfowl regulations are set.

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Wildlife conservation order

The Waterfowl hunting regulations are a condensed summary of the full regulations and legal descriptions found in this wildlife conservation order, issued by the Natural Resources Commission.

Hunting and Trapping Digest

General hunting regulations

This brochure is not a legal notice or a complete collection of hunting regulations and laws. It is a condensed summary of the wildlife conservation order issued for hunters’ convenience.

Waterfowl Digest

Waterfowl hunting regulations

This brochure is not a legal notice or a complete collection of hunting regulations and laws. It is a condensed summary of the wildlife conservation order issued for hunters’ convenience.

Species information

An American coot floating in the water.
A pair of Canada geese
A common moorhen in the water.
American wigeon on the water.
Ross's goose on the water.
A Virginia rail in the water.
Two Wilson's snipe in a wetland along the shore.