Duck Season New Jersey

Latest dates for the duck Hunting Season New Jersey 2016-2017

 

SpeciesSeason DatesBag Limits (Daily)Possession Limits
---NORTH ZONE---
DucksOct 10 to Oct 22
Nov 14 to Jan 9
6 Ducks in aggregate no more than:
6 goldeneye
6 long-tailed duck
6 ruddy duck
6 wigeon
6 shovele
6 blue-winged teal
6 eiders
6 gadwall
6 bufflehead
6 green-winged teal
6 ring-necked duck
4 mallards (Max 2 hen)
4 scoters
3 wood ducks
2 scaup
2 pintails
2 redheads
2 canvasback
1 black
3 times daily bag limit
CootsOct 10 to Oct 22
Nov 14 to Jan 9
153 times daily bag limit
MergansersOct 10 to Oct 22
Nov 14 to Jan 9
5 (Max 2 hooded mergansers)3 times daily bag limit
BrantNov 14 to Nov 28
Dec 22 to Jan 9
13 times daily bag limit
Regular Season:
Canada geese (Includes Cackling & White-fronted geese)
Nov 14to Nov 28
Dec 12 to Jan 23
33 times daily bag limit
Youth Waterfowl DaysOct 3 and Oct 3Same as regular duck and goose seasons
WoodcockOct 17 to Nov 2133 times daily bag limit
---SOUTH ZONE---
DucksOct 17 to Oct 24
Nov 14 to Jan 14
6 Ducks in aggregate no more than:
6 goldeneye
6 long-tailed duck
6 ruddy duck
6 wigeon
6 shovele
6 blue-winged teal
6 eiders
6 gadwall
6 bufflehead
6 green-winged teal
6 ring-necked duck
4 mallards (Max 2 hen)
4 scoters
3 wood ducks
2 scaup
2 pintails
2 redheads
2 canvasback
1 black
3 times daily bag limit
CootsOct 17 to Oct 24
Nov 14 to Jan 14
153 times daily bag limit
Mergansers (Common, red breasted and hooded)Oct 17 to Oct 24
Nov 14 to Jan 14
5 (Max 2 hooded mergansers)3 times daily bag limit
BrantOct 17 to Oct 24
Nov 14 to Dec 10
13 times daily bag limit
Regular Season:
Canada geese (Includes Cackling & White-fronted geese)
Nov 14to Nov 28
Dec 12 to Jan 23
33 times daily bag limit
Youth Waterfowl DaysOct 10 AND Nov 7Same as regular duck and goose seasons
WoodcockNov 7 to Nov 28
Dec 19 to Jan 1
33 times daily bag limit
---COSTAL ZONE---
DucksOct 31 to Nov 3
Nov 26 to Jan 30
6 Ducks in aggregate no more than:
6 goldeneye
6 long-tailed duck
6 ruddy duck
6 wigeon
6 shovele
6 blue-winged teal
6 eiders
6 gadwall
6 bufflehead
6 green-winged teal
6 ring-necked duck
4 mallards (Max 2 hen)
4 scoters
3 wood ducks
2 scaup
2 pintails
2 redheads
2 canvasback
1 black
3 times daily bag limit
CootsOct 31 to Nov 3
Nov 26 to Jan 30
153 times daily bag limit
MergansersOct 31 to Nov 3
Nov 26 to Jan 30
5 (Max 2 hooded mergansers)3 times daily bag limit
BrantNov 26 to Dec 5
Dec 19 to Jan 12
13 times daily bag limit
Regular Season:
Canada geese (Includes Cackling & White-fronted geese)
Oct 31 to Nov 3
Nov 26 to Feb 15
53 times daily bag limit
Youth Waterfowl DaysNov 7 AND Feb 13Same as regular duck and goose seasons
---STATEWIDE---33 times daily bag limit
September Season:
Canada geese
Sept 1 to Sept 30153 times daily bag limit
Regular Season:
Light geese
Oct 17 to Feb 1525No Limit
Conservation Order:
Light geese
Feb 16 to Apr 9No LimitNo Limit
Moorhen (Common gallinule), Sora rail, Clapper rail, Virginia railSept 1 to Nov 7103 times daily bag limit
Common snipeSept 18 to Jan 283 times daily bag limit
CrowsAug 10 to Dec 5
Dec 14 to Mar 19
(Mon/Thur/Fri/Sat Only)
No LimitNo Limit
Special Sea Duck Area Only:
Sea ducks (Black, surf and white-winged scoter, long-tailed duck and eiders only)
Sept 29 to Jan 307 Sea ducks (Max 4 scoters)3 times daily bag limit
Special Winter Season Zones:
Canada geese (includes Cackling & White-fronted geese)
Jan 25 to Feb 1553 times daily bag limit

duck hunting in New Jersey

For more detailed info check out the New Jersey Fish and Wildlife website.

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