Jackson- The Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks approved the dates and bag limits for the 2012-2013 waterfowl hunting seasons at its August 15 meeting in Jackson. Duck, merganser, and coot seasons will be November 23 – November 25, 2012; November 30 – December 2, 2012; and December 5, 2012 – January 27, 2013. The daily bag limit will be a total of 6 ducks, including no more than 4 mallards (no more than 2 of which may be females), 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 4 scaup, 2 pintail, 1 canvasback, 1 mottled duck, and 1 black duck. The merganser daily bag limit will be a total of 5 mergansers, only 2 of which may be hooded mergansers. Coots will have a 15-bird daily bag limit. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit for ducks, mergansers, and coots.
Canada, snow, blue, Ross's, white-fronted goose, and brant seasons will occur from November 15, 2012 – January 27, 2013. Canada geese will have a 3-bird daily bag limit and brant will have a daily bag limit of 1 bird. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit for both Canada geese and brant. Snow, blue, and Ross's geese will have a daily bag limit of 20 birds. White-fronted geese will have a daily bag limit of 2 birds. The possession limit for white-fronted geese is 4 and there is no possession limit for snow, blue, and Ross's geese.
In addition to the regular hunting season, there will again be a conservation order for snow, blue, and Ross's geese during the following dates: October 1 – November 14, 2012; January 28 – February 1, 2013; and February 4 – March 31, 2013 (only snow, blue, and Ross's geese may be taken during the light goose conservation order). The youth waterfowl weekend will occur during the weekend of February 2- February 3, 2013.