Duck Season Delaware

Latest dates for the duck Hunting Season Delaware 2016-2017

 

SpeciesSeason DatesBag Limits (Daily)Possession Limits
DucksOct 23 to Nov 3
Nov 23 to Dec 5
Dec 18 to Jan 30
6 Ducks in aggregate no more than:
6 teal
6 shovelers
6 gadwall
6 wigeon
6 goldeneye
6 ring necked ducks
6 bufflehead
6 ruddy ducks
6 eiders
6 long tailed ducks
4 scoters
4 mallards (Max 2 hens)
3 wood ducks
2 scaup
2 pintails
2 redheads
2 canvasback
1 black duck
1 mottled duck
1 fulvous whistling duck
3 times daily bag limit
MergansersOct 23 to Nov 3
Nov 23 to Dec 5
Dec 18 to Jan 30
154
CootsOct 23 to Nov 3
Nov 23 to Dec 5
Dec 18 to Jan 30
5 (2 hooded mergansers)3 times daily bag limit
Designated Teal Zone:
September Teal
Sept 11 to Sept 29618
Youth Waterfowl DaysOct 17 AND Feb 6Same as regular duck and goose seasons
Canada Geese (Resident)Sept 1 to Sept 251545
Canada Geese (Migratory)Nov 23 to Dec 5
Dec 18 to Jan 30
26
BrantDec 22 to Jan 2
Jan 9 to Jan 30
13
Snow Geese (Including Ross’ geese)Oct 1 to jan 3025No Limit
Conservation Order:
Snow Geese (Including Ross’ geese)
Feb 1 to Feb 5
Feb 8 to April 9
No LimitNo Limit
Mourning DovesSept 1 to Sept 26
Oct 20 to Oct 31
Nov 23 to Jan 13
1545
King & Clapper RailsSept 1 to Nov 91030
Sora & Virginia RailsSept 1 to Nov 92575
WoodcockNov 23 to Dec 5
Dec 12 to Jan 12
39
Common SnipeSept 22 to Dec 5
Dec 12 to Jan 12
824
Moorhen & GallinulesSept 1 to Nov 91545
CrowsJune 25 to March 26No LimitNo Limit
Sea Ducks (Scoters, Eiders, Long-tailed ducks)Sept 29 to Jan 30721
Delaware hunting seasons

For more detailed info check out the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control website.

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