Early Teal Season
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2012 Waterfowl Guide and Season Information
Daily Bag Limit: 4 in aggregate (Blue-, Green-winged and Cinnamon Teal)
Possession Bag Limit: 8
Contact the nearest Game and Parks office for information
regarding hunting on state recreation areas during this season.
Early Teal Zones
Why not all of Nebraska?
Legal Methods of Take:
- Shotgun (10 gauge or smaller. All shotguns must be plugged. The combined capacity of the chamber and magazine is no more than three shells)
- Bow and Arrow
- Electronic calls are prohibited.
30 minutes before sunrise to sunset
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How Do you Identify Teal?
Where Can I find Teal?
Helpful Teal Hunting Tips:
- Blue-winged teal have blue patches on the upper surface of their wings. Shovelers also have blue patches on their wings, but have an enlarged bill and are larger in size.
- Teal tend to fly in tight, compact flocks. Their flight is rapid and appears erratic.
- Female teal have a raspy, rapid call while males have a single note "whistle."
- Teal will readily decoy, so use them to bring birds in closer to aid in identification.
- Pass shooting is not recommended.
- Teal prefer shallow waters, such as those commonly found in the Rainwater Basin area and along shallow margins of ponds, lakes and reservoirs.
- Look for areas with lots of mud flats and sparse vegetation.