Duck Season Virginia

Latest dates for the duck Hunting Season Virginia 2016-2017

 

SpeciesSeason DatesBag Limits (Daily)Possession Limits
Mourning DoveSept 1 to Oct 17
Nov 2 to Nov 21
Dec 21 to Jan 12
1545
Sora and Virginia RailsSept 1 to Nov 92525
Common SnipeSept 1 to Dec 16816
WoodcockOct 17 to Nov 3039
Youth WaterfowlSept 19 to Nov 7Same as Duck season below
DucksOct 1 to Oct 10
Nov 9 to Nov 14
Dec 18 to Jan 30
6 Ducks in aggregate no more than:
4 mallards (Max 2 hens)
4 long-tailed ducks
4 scoters
3 wood ducks
2 pintails
2 scaup
2 redheads
2 canvasback
1 black duck
3 times daily bag limit
CootsSame as Duck dates above1530
GallinulesOct 1 to Oct 10
Dec 2 to Jan 30
1530
MergansersSame as Duck dates above5 (Max 2 hooded mergansers)3 times daily bag limit
Early Canada GooseSept 1 to Nov 12515
Canada Goose / White-fronted geeseOct 1 to Oct 17
Nov 9 to Nov 14
Dec 5 to Jan 30
515
Snow and Blue GooseOct 1 to Oct 17
Nov 9 to Nov 14
Dec 15 to Jan 30
515
BrantJan 1 to Jan 3013
Canada GeeseSept 1 to Sept 251030
East of I-95:
September Teal (blue-winged, green-winged)
Sept 17 to Sept 30618
West of I-95:
September Teal (blue-winged, green-winged)
Sept 21 to Sept 30618
DucksOct 9 to Oct 12 (No Black duck)
Nov 18 to Nov 29
Dec 19 to Jan 31
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 black duck
1 mottled duck
1 fulvous whistling duck
3 times daily bag limit
Youth Waterfowl DaysOct 24 AND Feb 6Same as regular duck and goose seasons
Special Sea Duck Zone:
Sea Duck Season (scoter, long-tailed (oldsquaw), eider)
Oct 17 to Jan 317 (Max 4 scoters)3 times daily bag limit
CootsOct 9 to Oct 12
Nov 18 to Nov 29
Dec 19 to Jan 31
1545
MergansersOct 9 to Oct 12
Nov 18 to Nov 29
Dec 19 to Jan 31
5 (2 hooded mergansers)3 times daily bag limit
Light Goose (Greater & Lesser Snow Geese, Ross's Geese)Oct 17 to Jan 3125No Limit
Conservation Order:
Light Goose (Greater & Lesser Snow Geese, Ross's Geese)
Feb 1 to Apr 5No LimitNo Limit
Atlantic Population Zone (AP):
Canada Goose
Nov 24 to Nov 29
Dec 19 to Jan 31
26
Southern James Bay Population Zone (SJBP):
Canada Goose
Nov 18 to Nov 29
Dec 19 to Jan 14
Jan 15 to Feb 15
Nov 18 to Nov 29: 3
Dec 19 to Jan 14: 3
Jan 15 to Feb 15: 5
3 times daily bag limit
Resident Population Zone (RP):
Canada Goose
Nov 18 to Nov 29
Dec 19 to Feb 24
515
Atlantic BrantJan 2 to jan 3113
Tundra SwanNov 18 to Jan 311 (permit required)1 per permit
duck hunting Virginia
For more detailed info check out the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries website.

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