Snow goose hunting NY

Snow goose and duck hunting guided waterfowl hunting in NY

To  all  fellow  waterfowl  hunters snow goose hunting NY or snow goose hunting Maryland.  Face  it,  We  are  obsessed.  We are  nothing  but  pure  adrenaline  junkies looking for our next fix. OK, so we all certainly enjoy goose hunting and duck hunting. Cupped wings of any kind of waterfowl gets our hearts pumping. If you have never been snow goose hunting then you truthfully have not lived. Snow goose hunting done in fields is as thrilling as it gets. All of our snow  goose hunts involve hundreds if not thousands of snow geese falling in the decoys from a point of view that very few humans ever experience. Call Joe now to get set up for a snow goose hunting experience like no other. Snow goose hunts are done mostly in MD, DE & NY. One state being as great as the other. P.S. You ain’t getting any younger. We cater to disabled Veterans and the elderly especially. They desire our attention.

Snow Goose Hunting NY

Snow Goose Hunting NY

In addition to regular snow goose hunting NY seasons in each waterfowl hunting zone, waterfowl hunters in New York will have a special opportunity to harvest snow geese in most areas of the state, excluding Long Island.

In 2009, DEC implemented a “Conservation Order” for snow geese. A Conservation Order is a special management action authorized by the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act to control certain wildlife populations when traditional management programs are unsuccessful in preventing overabundance. Federal and state regulations were amended in fall 2008 to allow this additional harvest of snow geese in response to concerns about their growing numbers across North America (see “Links Leaving DEC’s Website” in the right-hand column).

Populations of snow geese, also referred to as “light geese” because of their white plumage, have grown to historic highs. The overabundance of light geese, which nest in far northern regions of North America, is harming their fragile arctic breeding habitat. The damage to the habitat is, in turn, harming the health of the light geese and other bird species that depend on the tundra habitat. Returning the light goose population to sustainable levels is necessary to protect this delicate habitat, and every species dependent on it. Large numbers of snow geese feeding on natural vegetation can also destroy large areas of coastal marshland during migration and winter. Serious damage to agricultural crops, such as hay, winter wheat, barley and rye, occurs on migration and wintering areas as well.

Snow goose hunting can be one of the most challenging and rewarding types of waterfowl hunting. Areas where large numbers of snow geese occur at this time of year include the Finger Lakes region, the St. Lawrence Valley, and the upper Hudson and Champlain Valley regions. A special season was not implemented on Long Island, because relatively few snow geese occur in huntable areas there during the spring. To help increase your chances for success, call right now Expert Joe Austin.

Call My Cell at (410) 603-1400
or email
 at: DOAOutfitters@gmail.com

Additionally Reach Joe at (315) 889-1790.

Physical Address: 10206 Sharptown Rd. Mardela Springs, Maryland 21837

GOOSE PEPPER BACON WRAP

GOOSE PEPPER BACON WRAP

There is nothing like the treat of sitting down to a meal featuring a personally harvesred entrée and the Austins eat what Joe harvests ; The freezer is filled with carefully wrapped and labeled packages of game, game sausage and scrapple.

Joe’s recipe for stuffed, rolled goose is reminiscent of Saltimbocca alla Romana, stuffed, rolled veal bundles, but it could be prepared with any meat.

West Virgina Guided Canada Goose Hunting

West Virgina Guided Canada Goose Hunting

Joe recommends using a heavy, well-seasoned, 15” cast-iron skillet. If you don’t own one he suggests looking around Goodwill, antique and consignment stores.

Good and flavorful goose preparation starts with proper field dressing and cleaning of the meat. Entirely removing external fat and avoiding overcooking ensures the best flavor. Joe prefers to cook over an open campfire, but a stove will do.

A grill would also work, Serve the goose rolls with baked eastern-shore grown Hayman sweet potatoes, a green vegetable like winter cress or collards cooked with fatback and spoon- bread.

Joe Austin’s Goose Pepper Bacon Wrap Preparing the venison: Using a sharp knife, filet a hind-end venison roast into long pieces as thin as possible, no more than ¼” thick.

Ingredients for each roll: Olive oil 1 tsp. minced garlic (fresh or from a jar) 2 T. chopped onion Roasted red peppers from a jar Black pepper Parmesan cheese Worcestershire Sauce or a good red wine tart and dry.Nothing sweet.

Good-quality bacon Cooking Method: Heat a little olive oil in a cast-iron skillet. Quickly saute garlic and onion until just tender.

Sprinkle both sides of a filet with black pepper, spread with sautéed garlic and onion, top with two pieces of roasted red pepper, a splash of Worcestershire Sauce or wine and sprinkle heavily with Parmesan cheese.

Roll as tightly as possible and wrap with bacon; one piece will usually do. The bacon will “hold” on itself or may be secured with toothpick if necessary.

Brown the rolled venison on all sides in the skillet for about twenty minutes so that it will hold together when sliced. Avoid overcooking; the venison should be pink (medium to medium well). Slice into 1/2″ medallions and serve on a plate.

Wild Boar Hunts SC

Wild Boar Hunts SC

South Carolina Hog Hunts

NO LIMIT HOG HUNTS SC

The bottom line with our wild boar hunts in SC is that we use to limit the amount of wild boar that you could shoot in a days hunt. Well, that has changed now. We not only have more land for our wild boar hunts SC  but we are allowing all wild boar hunts SC to be unlimited. You can shoot all you want as long as you take the meat home. Our wild boar hunts SC also include beautiful Bobcat trophies and Coyote trophies as well as great lodging and home cooked meals. Call today to get in on the action while the population is exploding.

DOA Outfitters – Joe Austin – Cell Phone 410-603-1400. Get in on the action while it lasts.

Late Seasons Waterfowl Maryland

Late Seasons Waterfowl Maryland

Late Maryland Waterfowl Seasons and Bag Limits Note: Shooting hours for regular waterfowl seasons are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset except for (1) teal during the September season when shooting hours are sunrise to sunset, (2) for Resident Canada geese during September seasons when shooting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset, and (3) light geese during the conservation order season when shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset. All hunting season dates are inclusive. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit, except for light geese (greater and lesser snow geese, Ross’ geese) which have no possession limit. Waterfowl hunting is closed on Sundays by Maryland law.

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DUCKS, COOTS, and MERGANSERS Regular Duck Season Oct. 13 – Oct. 20 Nov. 10 – Nov. 23 Dec. 11 – Jan. 26 Black Duck Season Nov. 10 – Nov. 23 Dec. 11 – Jan. 26 Duck Daily Bag and Possession Limits: The daily bag limit of ducks (including mergansers) is 6. The 6-duck limit shall consist of no more than 5 long-tailed ducks, 4 scoters, 4 mallards (max. 2 hen mallards), 4 scaup, 3 wood ducks, 2 pintails. 2 redheads, 2 hooded mergansers, 1 canvasback, 1 black duck (during black duck season), 1 fulvous tree duck, and 1 mottled duck. All other species of ducks (except harlequin duck) may be taken up to the 6-duck limit. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit. In addition to the duck bag limit hunters may take 15 coots per day. No open season for harlequin ducks and swans.

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YOUTH WATERFOWL HUNTING DAYS Season Dates Nov. 3 & Feb. 9 Daily Bag and Possession Limits: The duck bag limits for the Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days are the same as the regular season (above), except one black duck may also be taken. In addition to the duck bag limit youth hunters may take 2 Canada geese in AP Canada goose hunt zone or 5 Canada geese in the Resident (AFRP) Canada goose hunt zone, 2 brant, 25 light geese, and 15 coots. The Canada goose hunting zones are online at http://www.dnr.maryland.gov/huntersguide/AP_RP_Hunt_Zones.asp. No open season for harlequin ducks and swans. Any licensed hunter 15 years old or younger may participate during these one-day hunts. Youth of this age who are exempt from Maryland hunting license requirements may also participate. Youth waterfowl hunters must possess a receipt showing they purchased a $9 Maryland Migratory Game Bird Hunting Stamp. Youth hunters must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years old that holds a valid Maryland hunting license or is exempt from the hunting license requirements. One adult may take one or more young hunters, and that adult may call waterfowl, assist with decoys and retrieve downed birds but may not possess a hunting weapon and may not participate in other seasons that are open on the youth waterfowl hunting days.

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SEA DUCKS (Scoters, Long-tailed Ducks, and Eiders) Season: Oct. 1 – Jan. 31 (Only in Special Sea Duck Zone) Daily Bag Limit: 5 (no more than 4 scoters) per day ATLANTIC POPULATION CANADA GEESE Season: Nov. 17 – Nov. 23 Dec. 11 – Jan. 30 Daily Bag Limit: 2 per day* AP Hunt Zone: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Harford, Howard, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, St. Mary’s, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties; and that portion of Carroll County east of Route 31 to the intersection of Route 97, and east of Route 97 to the Pennsylvania line; and that portion of Prince George’s County east of Route 3 and Route 301; and that portion of Charles County east of Route 301 to the Virginia line. *Bag limit may include Canada geese, cackling geese, and greater white-fronted geese singly or in aggregate.

snow goose hunting maryland

snow goose hunting maryland

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RESIDENT POPULATION CANADA GEESE (Regular Season) Season: Nov. 17 – Nov. 23 Dec. 11 – Mar. 6 Daily Bag Limit: 5 per day* Resident Hunt Zone: Allegany, Frederick, Garrett, Montgomery, and Washington Counties; and that portion of Carroll County west of Route 31 to the intersection of Route 97, and west of Route 97 to the Pennsylvania line; and that portion of Prince George’s County west of Route 3 and Route 301; and that portion of Charles County west of Route 301 to the Virginia line. *Bag limit may include Canada geese, cackling geese, and greater white-fronted geese singly or in aggregate.

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ATLANTIC BRANT Season Dates: Nov. 14 – Nov. 23 Dec. 11 – Jan. 26 Daily Bag Limit: 2 per day

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LIGHT GEESE Season Dates: Oct. 6 – Nov. 23 Dec. 11 – Jan. 30 Feb. 9 Daily Bag Limit: 25 per day and no possession limit** **Bag limit may include greater and lesser snow geese and Ross’s geese singly or in aggregate.

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LIGHT GOOSE CONSERVATION ORDER SEASON Seasons Dates: Nov. 26 – Dec. 10 Jan. 31 – Feb. 8 Feb. 11 – April 13 Daily Bag Limit: No daily bag or possession limits. CO Hunt Zone: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Harford, Howard, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, St. Mary’s, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties; and that portion of Carroll County east of Route 31 to the intersection of Route 97, and east of Route 97 to the Pennsylvania line; that portion of Prince George’s County east of Route 3 and Route 301; and that portion of Charles County east of Route 301 to the Virginia line. The Special Sea Duck Zone is excluded from this hunt area. Special Regulations during Light Goose Conservation Order Season: (1) Participating hunters must possess a $5 Snow Goose Conservation Order Hunting Season Permit while hunting light geese during this season; (2) Hunters may use shotguns capable of holding more than three shotshells; (3) Hunters may use electronic calls with recordings of light geese; and (4) Shooting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

 

Maryland Late Waterfowl Season

Late Maryland Waterfowl Seasons and Bag Limits

Note: Shooting hours for regular waterfowl seasons are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset except for (1) teal during the September season when shooting hours are sunrise to sunset and (2) for Resident Canada geese during September seasons when shooting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset. All hunting season dates are inclusive. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit, except for light geese (greater and lesser snow geese, Ross’ geese) which have no possession limit. Waterfowl hunting is closed on Sundays by Maryland law.

Snow Goose Hunting NY

                  Snow Goose Hunting NY

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Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days Any licensed hunter 15 years old or younger may participate during these 2 hunting days. Youth of this age who are exempt from Maryland hunting license requirements may also participate. Youth waterfowl hunters must possess a receipt showing they purchased a $9 Maryland Migratory Game Bird Hunting Stamp. Youth hunters must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years old that holds a valid Maryland hunting license or is exempt from the hunting license requirements. The accompanying adult may call waterfowl, assist with decoys, and retrieve downed birds but may not possess a hunting weapon. Season Dates: Oct. 29 & Nov. 5 Daily Bag and Possession Limits Daily Bag Limit: 6 ducks (including mergansers) with certain species restrictions (see duck daily bag limit below). In addition, youth hunters may take 2 Canada geese, 2 brant, 25 light geese, and 15 coots.

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Ducks, Coots, and Mergansers

Regular Duck Season:

Oct. 15 – Oct. 22

Nov. 12 – Nov. 25

Dec. 13 – Jan. 28

Black Duck Season:

Nov. 12 – Nov. 25

Dec. 13 – Jan. 28

Daily Bag and Possession Limits The daily bag limit of ducks is 6. The 6-duck limit (including mergansers) shall consist of no more than 5 long-tailed ducks, 4 scoters, 4 mallards (max. 2 hen mallards), 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 2 scaup, 2 hooded mergansers, 2 pintails, 1 canvasback, 1 fulvous tree duck, 1 mottled duck, and 1 black duck (during black duck season). All other species of ducks (except harlequin ducks) may be taken up to the 6-duck limit. There is no open season for harlequin ducks. In addition to the duck bag limit, hunters may take 15 coots per day.

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Sea Ducks (Scoters, Long-tailed Duck, and Eiders) in Special Sea Duck Zone Season Dates:

Oct. 1 – Jan. 28 Daily

Bag Limit: 5 (no more than 4 scoters) per day

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Atlantic Population (AP) Canada Geese Season Dates:

Nov. 19 – Nov. 25

Dec. 15 – Jan. 28

Daily Bag Limit: 2 per day* AP Harvest Zone: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Harford, Howard, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, St. Mary’s, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties; that portion of Carroll County east of Route 31 to the intersection of Route 97, and east of Route 97 to the Pennsylvania line; that portion of Prince George’s County east of Route 3 and Route 301; and that portion of Charles County east of Route 301 to the Virginia line. * The daily bag limit may include Canada geese, cackling geese, and white-fronted geese singly or in aggregate.

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Resident Population Canada Geese (Regular Season) Season Dates:

Nov. 16 – Nov. 25

Dec. 15 – Mar. 3

Daily Bag Limit: 5 per day* RP Harvest Zone: Allegany, Frederick, Garrett, Montgomery, and Washington Counties; that portion of Carroll County west of Route 31 to the intersection of Route 97, and west of Route 97 to the Pennsylvania line; that portion of Prince George’s County west of Route 3 and Route 301; and that portion of Charles County west of Route 301 to the Virginia line. * The daily bag limit may include Canada geese, cackling geese, and white-fronted geese singly or in aggregate. Map of Regular Canada Goose Hunting Zones in Maryland

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Atlantic Brant Season Dates:

Nov. 17 – Nov. 25 Dec. 12 – Jan. 28

Daily Bag Limit: 2 per day

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Light Geese (Greater and Lesser Snow Geese, Ross’ Geese)

Season Dates: Oct. 8 – Nov. 25 Dec. 12 – Jan. 28

Daily Bag Limit: 25 per day.

No possession limit.

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2011-2012 Light Goose Conservation Order Season Season Dates:

Nov. 28 – Dec. 10 Jan. 30 – April 14 Daily Bag Limit:

No bag limit or possession limit Light Goose Conservation Season Harvest Zone (not open in special sea duck zone): Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Harford, Howard, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, St. Mary’s, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties; that portion of Carroll County east of Route 31 to the intersection of Route 97, and east of Route 97 to the Pennsylvania line; that portion of Prince Georges County east of Routes 3 and 301; and that portion of Charles County east of Route 301 to the Virginia line.

Special Regulations during Light Goose Conservation Order Season:

1.Hunters may use unplugged shotguns and electronic calls.

2.Extended shooting hours to one-half hour after sunset; and

3.Hunters must possess a Snow Goose Conservation Order Hunting Season Permit while hunting light geese. Permits available from DNR sport license agents, online at https://www2.md.wildlifelicense.com/ or by phone (1-800-918-2870) for a $5 fee.

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No Open Season for Swans (tundra, trumpeter, and mute swans)

Arkansas Waterfowl Hunting Seasons

Arkansas Waterfowl Hunting Seasons

collapse Waterfowl
Species: Duck;Coot, American;Merganser
Opens: 11/19/2011
Ends: 11/27/2011
Shooting Hours: 30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until Sunset
Limits:
Duck daily bag limit – Six ducks. Limit may include no more than four mallards (no more than two of which may be hens), three wood ducks, two redheads, one black duck, two scaup, two pintails, one canvasback and one mottled duck. Duck and teal species not listed have no extra restriction beyond the six-duck total bag limit.
Duck possession limit – Twice the daily bag limit.
Coot daily bag limit – 15.
Coot possession limit – Twice the daily bag limit.
Merganser daily bag limit – Five. Limit may include no more than two hooded mergansers.
Merganser possession limit – Twice the daily bag limit.
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Species: Duck;Coot, American;Merganser
Opens: 12/8/2011
Ends: 12/23/2011
Shooting Hours: 30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until Sunset
Limits:
Duck daily bag limit – Six ducks. Limit may include no more than four mallards (no more than two of which may be hens), three wood ducks, two redheads, one black duck, two scaup, two pintails, one canvasback and one mottled duck. Duck and teal species not listed have no extra restriction beyond the six-duck total bag limit.
Duck possession limit – Twice the daily bag limit.
Coot daily bag limit – 15.
Coot possession limit – Twice the daily bag limit.
Merganser daily bag limit – Five. Limit may include no more than two hooded mergansers.
Merganser possession limit – Twice the daily bag limit.
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Species: Duck;Coot, American;Merganser
Opens: 12/26/2011
Ends: 1/29/2012
Shooting Hours: 30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until Sunset
Limits:
Duck daily bag limit – Six ducks. Limit may include no more than four mallards (no more than two of which may be hens), three wood ducks, two redheads, one black duck, two scaup, two pintails, one canvasback and one mottled duck. Duck and teal species not listed have no extra restriction beyond the six-duck total bag limit.
Duck possession limit – Twice the daily bag limit.
Coot daily bag limit – 15.
Coot possession limit – Twice the daily bag limit.
Merganser daily bag limit – Five. Limit may include no more than two hooded mergansers.
Merganser possession limit – Twice the daily bag limit.
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Zones: Goose, Canada – Statewide
Species: Goose, Canada
Opens: 9/1/2011
Ends: 9/15/2011
Shooting Hours: 30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until Sunset
Limits: Daily limit is 5. Possession limit is 10.

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Zones: Goose, Canada – Northwest
Species: Goose, Canada
Opens: 9/24/2011
Ends: 10/3/2011
Shooting Hours: 30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until Sunset
Limits:
Daily limit is 2. Possession limit is 4.
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Northwest Canada Goose Zone includes: Benton, Carroll, Boone, Marion, Baxter, Washington, Madison, Newton, Searcy, Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Pope, Van Buren, Sebastian, Logan, Conway, Faulkner, Scott, Yell, Perry and Pulaski counties.

includes: Benton, Carroll, Boone, Marion, Baxter, Washington, Madison, Newton, Searcy, Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Pope, Van Buren, Sebastian, Logan, Conway, Faulkner, Scott, Yell, Perry and Pulaski counties.

Zones: Goose, Canada – Statewide
Species: Goose, Canada
Opens: 11/19/2011
Ends: 1/29/2012
Shooting Hours: 30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until Sunset
Limits:
Daily limit is 2. Possession limit is 4.
Species: Goose, White-fronted
Opens: 11/19/2011
Ends: 1/29/2012
Shooting Hours: 30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until Sunset
Limits:
Daily limit is 2. Possession limit is 4.
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Species: Goose, Blue;Goose, Snow;Goose, Ross
Opens: 11/5/2011
Ends: 1/29/2012
Shooting Hours: 30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until Sunset
Limits:
Bag limit is 20. No possession limit.
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Proposed MD Waterfowl Hunting Seasons

 Maryland Waterfowl Seasons and Bag Limits

Snow Goose Hunts Maryland – Delaware

Each year, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reviews the status of waterfowl populations and develops waterfowl hunting season proposals based upon federal frameworks. These proposed regulations are used to gain public input regarding waterfowl seasons and bag limits for the 2011-2012 hunting season.

It is important to note that the priorities considered by DNR when formulating hunting season proposals include (1) the biological requirements of the waterfowl resource, (2) regulation simplicity, (3) maximizing open hunting days statewide, especially Saturdays and holidays, and (4) maximizing opportunity for all hunters, particularly youth.

Hundreds of contacts are made each year with waterfowl hunters who express their opinions and desires about waterfowl hunting opportunities. This input is critical to the development of hunting season and bag limit proposals. It is important to note that state wildlife agencies may be more restrictive than the federal frameworks, but not more liberal when selecting seasons and bag limits.

Note: Shooting hours for regular waterfowl seasons are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset except for (1) teal during the September season when shooting hours are sunrise to sunset and (2) for Resident Canada geese during September seasons when shooting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset. All hunting season dates are inclusive. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit, except for light geese (greater and lesser snow geese, Ross’ geese) which have no possession limit. Waterfowl hunting is closed on Sundays by Maryland law.


Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days

Any licensed hunter 15 years old or younger may participate during these 2 hunting days. Youth of this age who are exempt from Maryland hunting license requirements may also participate. Youth waterfowl hunters must possess a receipt showing they purchased a $9 Maryland Migratory Game Bird Hunting Stamp. Youth hunters must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years old that holds a valid Maryland hunting license or is exempt from the hunting license requirements. The accompanying adult may call waterfowl, assist with decoys, and retrieve downed birds but may not possess a hunting weapon.

Season Dates: Oct. 29 & Nov. 5

Daily Bag and Possession Limits

Daily Bag Limit: 6 ducks (including mergansers) with certain species restrictions (see duck daily bag limit below). In addition, youth hunters may take 2 Canada geese, 2 brant, 25 light geese, and 15 coots.


Ducks, Coots, and Mergansers

Regular Duck Season: Oct. 15 – Oct. 22
Nov. 12 – Nov. 25
Dec. 13 – Jan. 28
Black Duck Season: Nov. 12 – Nov. 25
Dec. 13 – Jan. 28

Daily Bag and Possession Limits

The daily bag limit of ducks is 6. The 6-duck limit (including mergansers) shall consist of no more than 5 long-tailed ducks, 4 scoters, 4 mallards (max. 2 hen mallards), 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 2 scaup, 2 hooded mergansers, 2 pintails, 1 canvasback, 1 fulvous tree duck, 1 mottled duck, and 1 black duck (during black duck season). All other species of ducks (except harlequin ducks) may be taken up to the 6-duck limit. There is no open season for harlequin ducks. In addition to the duck bag limit, hunters may take 15 coots per day.


Sea Ducks (Scoters, Long-tailed Duck, and Eiders) in Special Sea Duck Zone

Season Dates: Oct. 1 – Jan. 28
Daily Bag Limit: 5 (no more than 4 scoters) per day

 


Atlantic Population (AP) Canada Geese

Season Dates: Nov. 19 – Nov. 25
Dec. 15 – Jan. 28
Daily Bag Limit: 2 per day*

AP Harvest Zone:

Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Harford, Howard, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, St. Mary’s, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties; that portion of Carroll County east of Route 31 to the intersection of Route 97, and east of Route 97 to the Pennsylvania line; that portion of Prince George’s County east of Route 3 and Route 301; and that portion of Charles County east of Route 301 to the Virginia line.

* The daily bag limit may include Canada geese, cackling geese, and white-fronted geese singly or in aggregate.


Resident Population Canada Geese (Regular Season)

Season Dates: Nov. 15 – Nov. 25
Dec. 15 – Mar. 3
Daily Bag Limit: 5 per day*

RP Harvest Zone:

Allegany, Frederick, Garrett, Montgomery, and Washington Counties; that portion of Carroll County west of Route 31 to the intersection of Route 97, and west of Route 97 to the Pennsylvania line; that portion of Prince George’s County west of Route 3 and Route 301; and that portion of Charles County west of Route 301 to the Virginia line.

* The daily bag limit may include Canada geese, cackling geese, and white-fronted geese singly or in aggregate.

Map showing AP_RP_Canada Goose Hunting Zones


Atlantic Brant

Season Dates: Nov. 19 – Nov. 25
Dec. 9 – Jan. 28
Daily Bag Limit: 2 per day

 


Light Geese
(Greater and Lesser Snow Geese, Ross’ Geese)

Season Dates: Oct. 8 – Nov. 25
Nov. 28 – Jan. 28
Daily Bag Limit: 25 per day. No possession limit.

 


2012 Light Goose Conservation Order Season

Season Dates: Jan. 30 – April 14
Daily Bag Limit: No bag limit or possession limit

Light Goose Conservation Season Harvest Zone:

Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Harford, Howard, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, St. Mary’s, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties; that portion of Carroll County east of Route 31 to the intersection of Route 97, and east of Route 97 to the Pennsylvania line; that portion of Prince George’s County east of Route 3 and Route 301; and that portion of Charles County east of Route 301 to the Virginia line.

Special Regulations during Light Goose Conservation Order Season:

  1. Hunters may use unplugged shotguns and electronic calls.
  2. Extended shooting hours to one-half hour after sunset; and
  3. Hunters must possess a Snow Goose Conservation Order Hunting Season Permit while hunting light geese.
    Permits available from DNR sport license agents, online at https://www.md.wildlifelicense.com  or by phone (1-800-918-2870) for a $5 fee.

No Open Season for Swans (tundra, trumpeter, and mute swans)

 

Tentative NY Canada Goose Hunting Seasons

Tentative NY Canada Goose Hunting Seasons

Goose Hunting Area Boundary Descriptions

Shooting Hours: one-half hour before sunrise to sunset.

Bag Limits: The daily bag limit is the maximum number of birds that any person may take or possess in the field during any one day. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit for all waterfowl species except snow geese. The possession limit is the maximum number of birds that any person may possess in total in the field, at home, in transit, or in storage. See table below for specific bag limits for each Goose Hunting Area.

Non-toxic shot: Required

Other: You must register with HIP to hunt geese.

TENTATIVE Canada Goose Hunting Zones in New York State 2011-12

PROPOSED 2011-12 Canada goose seasons and bag limits.a
Goose Hunting Areab September Regular Special Late Bag Limite
Northeast Sept. 1 – Sept. 25 Oct. 22 – Dec. 5 none Sept. Season: 8/day
Regular Season: 3/day
East Central Sept. 1 – Sept. 25 Oct. 22 – Nov. 18
Nov. 26 – Dec. 12
none Sept. Season: 8/day
Regular Season: 3/day
South Sept. 1 – Sept. 25 Oct. 22 – Dec. 11
Dec. 26 – Jan. 8
Feb. 25 – Mar. 10
none Sept. Season: 8/day
Regular Season: 5/day
West Central Sept. 1 – Sept. 25 Oct. 22 – Nov. 20
Dec. 26 – Jan. 9
none Sept. Season: 8/day
Regular Season: 3/day
Hudson Valley Sept. 1 – Sept. 25 Oct. 22 – Nov. 18
Dec. 17 – Jan. 2
none Sept. Season: 8/day
Regular Season: 3/day
Lake Champlain Sept. 6 – Sept. 25 TBD none Sept. Season: 5/day
Regular Season: TBD
Western Long Island Closedc Nov. 24 – Nov. 27
Dec. 1 – Mar. 10
none Regular Season: 8/day
Central Long Island Sept. 6 – Sept. 30 Nov. 24 – Nov. 27
Dec. 1 – Feb. 4
Feb. 5 – Feb. 15d Sept. Season: 8/day
Regular Season: 3/day
Special Late Season: 5/day
Eastern Long Island Sept. 6 – Sept. 30 Nov. 24 – Nov. 27
Dec. 5 – Jan. 29
none Sept. Season: 8/day
Regular Season: 2/day

a These season dates will not be finalized until federal regulations have been adopted in late summer. Be sure to check the final regulations before going hunting.
b See map (above) and boundary descriptions (below) before going afield.
c September season in Western Long Island will be closed to allow extension of the regular season in this area only.
d The Special Late Season is open only in a small portion (north shore) of the Central Long Island Area (see description below).
e Cackling geese and white-fronted geese may be taken as part of the Canada goose daily and possession limits.

Proposed Special Late Canada Goose Season

DEC offers a special Late Canada Goose Hunting Season. The Late Canada Goose Hunting Area is that area of the Central Long Island Goose Hunting Area (see Regular Goose Season map) lying north of State Route 25A and west of a continuous line extending northward from State Route 25A along Randall Road (near Shoreham) to North Country Road, then east to Sound Road, then north to Long Island Sound, and then due north to the New York-Connecticut boundary.

Season Dates: February 5 – February 15

Bag Limit: 5 geese per day, 10 in possession.

Shooting Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

Non-toxic Shot: Required

Other: All migratory bird hunters must register with HIP.

New York State Goose Hunting Area Descriptions

NOTE: Change to Northeast-Hudson Valley boundary in the Washington-Saratoga Co. area!

For descriptions of these areas based on road boundaries, rather than Wildlife Management Units, see Road Boundary Descriptions of New York State Goose Hunting Areas

  1. The Lake Champlain Goose Hunting Area is the same as the Lake Champlain Zone.
  2. The Northeast Goose Hunting Area is the same as the Northeastern Waterfowl Hunting Zone: That area north of a continuous line extending from Lake Ontario east along the north shore of the Salmon River to Interstate 81, south along Interstate Route 81 to Route 31, east along Route 31 to Route 13, north along Route 13 to Route 49, east along Route 49 to Route 365 to Route 28, east along Route 28 to Route 29, east along Route 29 to Route 22, north along Route 22 to Route 153, east along Route 153 to the New York – Vermont boundary, exclusive of the Lake Champlain Zone.
  3. The East Central Goose Hunting Area consists of the following WMUs: 4A, 4F, 6P, 6R, 6S, 7M, and 7P. The East Central Goose Hunting Area also includes those parts of WMUs 7F and 7J lying south of Route 31 and east of Route 81.
  4. The South Goose Hunting Area consists of the following WMUs: 3A, 3C, 3H, 3K, 3N, 3P, 3R, 4G, 4H, 4O, 4P, 4R, 4W, 7R, 7S, 8M, 8N, 8P, 8T, 8W, 8X, 8Y, 9A, 9C, 9F, 9G, 9H, 9J, 9K, 9M, 9N, 9P, 9R, 9S, 9T, 9W, 9X, and 9Y. The South Goose Hunting Area also includes: that part of WMU 8G lying south and west of a continuous line extending along the New York State Thruway from Crittenden-Murrays Corners Road (near the Erie-Genesee County line) to Exit 48 in Batavia, then south along State Route 98 to State Route 20; that part of WMU 3G lying in Putnam County; and that part of WMU 3S lying north of Interstate Route 95.
  5. The West Central Goose Hunting Area consists of the following WMUs: 7A, 7H, 8A, 8C, 8F, 8H, 8J, 8R, and 8S. The West Central Goose Hunting Area also includes: that part of WMU 6K lying west of a continuous line extending along the north shore of the Salmon River from US Route 11 to Interstate Route 81, then south along Route 81 to Route 49; those parts of WMUs 7F and 7J lying west of Interstate Route 81; and that part of WMU 8G lying north and east of a continuous line extending along the New York State Thruway from Crittenden-Murrays Corners Road (near the Erie-Genesee County line) to Exit 48 in Batavia, then south along Route 98 to Route 20.
  6. The Hudson Valley Goose Hunting Area consists of the following WMUs: 3F, 3J, 3M, 4B, 4C, 4J, 4K, 4L, 4S, 4T, 4U, 4Y, 4Z, and 5R; that part of WMU 5S lying south of a continuous line extending east along Route 29 to Route 22, north along Route 22 to Route 153, then east along Route 153 to the New York – Vermont boundary; and that part of WMU 3G lying in Dutchess County.
  7. The Western Long Island Goose Hunting Area is that area of Westchester County and its tidal waters southeast of Interstate Route 95 and that area of Nassau and Suffolk Counties lying west of a line extending from the New York-Connecticut boundary due south to the northernmost end of the Sunken Meadow State Parkway, south along the Sunken Meadow State Parkway, the Sagtikos State Parkway, and the Robert Moses State Parkway to its southernmost end, then due south to international waters.
  8. The Central Long Island Goose Hunting Area is that area of Suffolk County lying between the Western and Eastern Long Island Goose Hunting Areas, as defined above and below.
  9. The Eastern Long Island Goose Hunting Area is that area of Suffolk County lying east of a continuous line extending due south from the New York-Connecticut boundary to the northernmost end of Roanoke Avenue in the Town of Riverhead, south on Roanoke Avenue (which becomes County Route 73) to State Route 25, west on Route 25 to Peconic Avenue, south on Peconic Avenue to County Route (CR) 104 (Riverleigh Avenue), south on CR 104 to CR 31 (Old Riverhead Road), south on CR 31 to Oak Street, south on Oak Street to Potunk Lane, then west on Stevens Lane, then south on Jessup Avenue (in Westhampton Beach) to Dune Road (CR 89), then due south to international waters.
  10. The Special Late Canada Goose Hunting Area is that portion of the Central Long Island Goose Hunting Area lying north of State Route 25A and west of a continuous line extending northward from State Route 25A along Randall Road (near Shoreham) to North Country Road, then east to Sound Road, then north to Long Island Sound, and then due north to the New York-Connecticut boundary.

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