Duck Season Pennsylvania

Latest dates for the duck Hunting Season Pennsylvania 2016-2017

 

SpeciesSeason DatesBag Limits (Daily)Possession Limits
---NORTH ZONE (DUCKS)---
Ducks, Sea DucksOct 10 to Nov 28
Dec 19 to Jan 7
6 Ducks in aggregate no more than:
4 mallards (Max 2 hens)
4 scoters
3 wood ducks
2 scaup
2 pintails
2 redheads
2 canvasback
1 mottled
1 black duck
1 fulvous whistling duck
3 times daily bag limit
MergansersOct 10 to Nov 28
Dec 19 to Jan 7
5 (2 hooded mergansers)3 times daily bag limit
CootsOct 10 to Nov 28
Dec 19 to Jan 7
1545
Youth Waterfowl DaysSept 19 AND Sept 26Same as regular duck and goose seasons
---SOUTH ZONE (DUCKS)---
Ducks, Sea DucksOct 17 to Oct 24
Nov 14 to Jan 14
6 Ducks in aggregate no more than:
4 mallards (Max 2 hens)
4 scoters
3 wood ducks
2 scaup
2 pintails
2 redheads
2 canvasback
1 mottled
1 black duck
1 fulvous whistling duck
3 times daily bag limit
MergansersOct 17 to Oct 24
Nov 14 to Jan 14
5 (2 hooded mergansers)3 times daily bag limit
CootsOct 17 to Oct 24
Nov 14 to Jan 14
1545
Youth Waterfowl DaysSept 19 AND Nov 7Same as regular duck and goose seasons
---NORTHWEST ZONE (DUCKS)---
Ducks, Sea DucksOct 10 to Dec 12
Dec 29 to Jan 2
6 Ducks in aggregate no more than:
4 mallards (Max 2 hens)
4 scoters
3 wood ducks
2 scaup
2 pintails
2 redheads
2 canvasback
1 mottled
1 black duck
1 fulvous whistling duck
3 times daily bag limit
MergansersOct 10 to Dec 12
Dec 29 to Jan 2
5 (2 hooded mergansers)3 times daily bag limit
CootsOct 10 to Dec 12
Dec 29 to Jan 2
1545
Youth Waterfowl DaysSept 19 AND Sept 26Same as regular duck and goose seasons
---LAKE ERIE ZONE (DUCKS)---
Ducks, Sea DucksOct 26 to Jan 26 Ducks in aggregate no more than:
4 mallards (Max 2 hens)
4 scoters
3 wood ducks
2 scaup
2 pintails
2 redheads
2 canvasback
1 mottled
1 black duck
1 fulvous whistling duck
3 times daily bag limit
MergansersOct 26 to Jan 25 (2 hooded mergansers)3 times daily bag limit
CootsOct 26 to Jan 21545
Youth Waterfowl DaysSept 19 AND Oct 17Same as regular duck and goose seasons
---RESIDENT POPULATION GOOSE ZONE (RP)---
September Canada GooseSept 1 to Sept 25824
Canada GooseOct 24 to Nov 28
Dec 18 to Jan 14
Feb 1 to Feb 29
515
Light Geese (Snow Geese and Ross’ Geese)Oct 28 to Feb 2925No Limit
Conservation Order:
Light Geese (Snow Geese and Ross’ Geese)
Mar 1 to Apr 2225No Limit
---SOUTHERN JAMES BAY POPULATION ZONE (SJBP)---
September Canada GooseSept 1 to Sept 2539
Canada GooseOct 10 to Nov 28
Dec 14 to Jan 22
39
Light Geese (Snow Geese and Ross’ Geese)Oct 1 to Jan 2225No Limit
Conservation Order:
Light Geese (Snow Geese and Ross’ Geese)
Jan 23 to Apr 2225No Limit
---ATLANTIC POPULATION ZONE (AP)---
September Canada GooseSept 1 to Sept 25824
Canada GooseNov 14 to Nov 28
Dec 19 to Jan 30
39
Light Geese (Snow Geese and Ross’ Geese)Oct 1 to Jan 3025No Limit
Conservation Order:
Light Geese (Snow Geese and Ross’ Geese)
Feb 1 to Apr 2225No Limit
---STATEWIDE---
DovesSept 1 to Oct 10
Oct 17 to Nov 28
Dec 26 to Jan 1
153 times daily bag limit
WoodcockOct 17 to Nov 2833 times daily bag limit
Common SnipeOct 17 to Nov 2883 times daily bag limit
Virginia Rail, Sora railSept 1 to Nov 933 times daily bag limit
GallinulesSept 1 to Nov 933 times daily bag limit
Pennsylvania waterfowl season

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For more detailed info check out the Pennsylvania Game Commission website.

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