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SUMMARY OF 2013 WATERFOWL AND CROW SEASONS

For complete information please refer to the Waterfowl Guide

EARLY TEAL
Low Plains: 7 – 22 Sept (16 days). High Plains: 7 – 15 Sept (9 days). Daily Bag Limit: 6 Possession Limit: 18

YOUTH HUNT SEASON
Zone 1: 5 – 6 Oct (2 days). Zone 2: 28 – 29 Sept (2 days). Zone 3: 19 – 20 Oct (2 days). Zone 4: 28 – 29 Sept (2 days).
Daily bag and Possession Limit same as regular duck season.

DUCKS and COOTS
Zone 1: 12 Oct – 24 Dec (74 days). Zone 2: 5 Oct – 17 Dec (74 days) and 5 – 26 Jan in High Plains portion (22 days). Zone 3: 23 Oct – 4 Jan (74 days) and 5 – 26 Jan in High Plains portion (22 days). Zone 4: 5 Oct – 17 Dec (74 days).
Daily Bag Limit: 6 – with restrictions.  Possession Limit: Three times the daily bag.

DARK GEESE
East Unit: 28 Oct - 9 Feb (105 days). North Central Unit: 5 Oct – 17 Jan (105 days). Platte River Unit: 28 Oct – 9 Feb (105 days). Panhandle Unit: 28 Oct – 9 Feb (105 days). Niobrara Unit: 28 Oct – 9 Feb (105 days).
Daily Bag Limit: All units – 5 geese. Possession Limit: Three times the daily bag.

WHITE-FRONTED GEESE
Statewide: 5 Oct – 13 Dec (70 days) and 1 – 2 Feb (2 days) – 49 day split.
Daily Bag Limit Oct-Dec:  Two (2) geese.  Possession Limit: Three times the daily bag. Daily Bag Limit Feb. Only: One (1) goose. Possession Limit: Three times the daily bag.

LIGHT GEESE – REGULAR SEASON
Statewide: 5 Oct – 1 Jan (89 days) and 25 Jan – 9 Feb (16 days) – 23 day split.
Daily Bag Limit Oct-Dec:  Twenty (20) geese.  Possession Limit: None.

LIGHT GEESE – CONSERVATION ORDER
Rainwater Basin Zone: 10 Feb – 1 April (51 days). Prairie Zone: 10 Feb – 1 April (51 days). Daily Bag Limit: None (for all zones). Possession Limit: None.

CROWS
Statewide:  1 Oct - 15 Nov (46 days) and 20 Jan - 6 Apr (77 days). Special Public Health Hazard Order: 16 Nov - 19 Jan (65 days).

FALCONRY
Concurrent with Teal, youth and regular Duck season dates, plus the following dates:
Zone 1: 25 Feb – 10 March (14 days). Zone 2: Low Plains: 25 Feb – 10 March (14 days).
High Plains:  Concurrent with all duck season dates in the High Plains Zone (107 days).
Zone 3:
Low Plains: 25 Feb – 10 March (14 days). High Plains:  Concurrent with all duck season dates in the High Plains Zone (107 days).
Zone 4: 25 Feb – 10 March (14 days).

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