Duck Season Illinois

Latest dates for the duck Hunting Season Illinois 2016-2017

 

SpeciesSeason DatesBag Limits (Daily)Possession Limits
---NORTH ZONE---
TealSept 5 to Sept 20618
Early Canada GeeseSept 1 to Sept 15515
DucksOct 17 to Dec 156 Ducks in aggregate no more than:
4 mallards (Max 2 hens)
3 wood ducks
3 scaup
2 pintails
2 redheads
2 canvasback
1 mottled
1 black duck
no harlequin ducks
3 times daily bag limit
MergansersOct 17 to Dec 155 (2 hooded mergansers)3 times daily bag limit
CootsOct 17 to Dec 151545
Canada GeeseOct 17 to Jan 1426
Snow Geese (Snow, Blue, Ross' Geese)Oct 17 to Jan 1420No Limit
BrantOct 17 to Jan 1413
White-fronted Geese (Speckle bellies)Oct 19 to Jan 1426
Conservation Order:
Light Geese
Jan 15 to Mar 31No LimitNo Limit
Youth Waterfowl DaysOct 10 to Oct 11Same as regular duck and goose seasons
---CENTRAL ZONE---
TealSept 5 to Sept 20618
Early Canada GeeseSept 1 to Sept 15515
DucksOct 24 to Dec 226 Ducks in aggregate no more than:
4 mallards (Max 2 hens)
3 wood ducks
3 scaup
2 pintails
2 redheads
2 canvasback
1 mottled
1 black duck
no harlequin ducks
3 times daily bag limit
MergansersOct 24 to Dec 225 (2 hooded mergansers)3 times daily bag limit
CootsOct 24 to Dec 221545
Canada GeeseOct 24 to Nov 15
Nov 26 to Jan 31
26
Snow Geese (Snow, Blue, Ross' Geese)Oct 24 to Jan 3120No Limit
BrantOct 24 to Jan 3113
White-fronted Geese (Speckle bellies)Nov 5 to Jan 3126
Conservation Order:
Light Geese
Feb 1 to Mar 31No LimitNo Limit
Youth Waterfowl DaysOct 17 to Oct 18Same as regular duck and goose seasons
---SOUTH CENTRAL ZONE---
TealSept 5 to Sept 20618
Early Canada GeeseSept 1 to Sept 1526
DucksNov 14 to Jan 126 Ducks in aggregate no more than:
4 mallards (Max 2 hens)
3 wood ducks
3 scaup
2 pintails
2 redheads
2 canvasback
1 mottled
1 black duck
no harlequin ducks
3 times daily bag limit
MergansersNov 14 to Jan 125 (2 hooded mergansers)3 times daily bag limit
CootsNov 14 to Jan 121545
Canada GeeseNov 14 to Jan 3126
Snow Geese (Snow, Blue, Ross' Geese)Nov 14 to Jan 3120No Limit
BrantNov 14 to Jan 3113
White-fronted Geese (Speckle bellies)Nov 14 to Jan 3126
Conservation Order:
Light Geese
Feb 1 to Mar 31No LimitNo Limit
Youth Waterfowl DaysNov 7 to Nov 8Same as regular duck and goose seasons
---SOUTH ZONE---
TealSept 5 to Sept 20618
Early Canada GeeseSept 1 to Sept 1526
DucksNov 26 to Jan 246 Ducks in aggregate no more than:
4 mallards (Max 2 hens)
3 wood ducks
3 scaup
2 pintails
2 redheads
2 canvasback
1 mottled
1 black duck
3 times daily bag limit
MergansersNov 26 to Jan 245 (2 hooded mergansers)3 times daily bag limit
CootsNov 26 to Jan 241545
Canada GeeseNov 26 to Jan 3126
Snow Geese (Snow, Blue, Ross' Geese)Nov 26 to Jan 3120No Limit
BrantNov 26 to Jan 3113
White-fronted Geese (Speckle bellies)Nov 26 to Jan 3126
Conservation Order:
Light Geese
Feb 1 to Mar 31No LimitNo Limit
Youth Waterfowl DaysNov 14 to Nov 15Same as regular duck and goose seasons
Illinois hunting seasons

For more detailed info check out the Illinois Department of Natural Resources website.

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