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August 14, 2014

2014-2015 Waterfowl seasons set

   The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has approved seasons and limits for waterfowl for 2014.

   The 2014-2015 season looks to be a productive one for Idaho hunters, as waterfowl populations are thriving in North America. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service establishes frameworks for season setting, and within that framework, Idaho Fish and Game will allow hunters to enjoy the maximum number of hunting days and the maximum bag limits allowed under that framework during the 2014-2015 season.

   Idaho waterfowl hunters will enjoy a 107 day season for ducks and Canada geese, under the following schedule:

Youth Waterfowl Season

   Sept. 27 and 28, statewide.

Duck Seasons

   Zone 1: Oct. 4, to Jan. 16, 2015

   Zones 2 and 3: Oct. 11, to Jan. 23, 2015

Scaup Seasons

   Zone 1: Oct. 25, to Jan. 16, 2015

   Zones 2 and 3: Nov. 1, to Jan. 23, 2015

Canada Goose Seasons

   Zone 1: Oct. 4, to Jan. 16, 2015

   Zones 2 and 3: Oct. 11, to Jan. 23, 2015

White-fronted Goose Seasons:

   Zone 1: Oct. 4, to Jan. 16, 2015

   Zone 2: Oct. 11, to Jan. 23, 2015

   Zone 3: Nov. 10, to Feb. 22, 2015

White Goose Seasons

   Zone 1: Oct. 4, to Jan. 16, 2015

   Zone 2: Oct. 29, to Jan. 16 and Feb. 14, 2015 to March 10, 2015

   Zone 3: Nov. 26, to March 10, 2015

   Zone 4: Oct. 11, to Jan. 23, 2015

Daily bag limit for ducks will be 7 with the following exceptions:

   Not more than two female mallards

   Not more than three scaup

   Not more than two redheads

   Not more than two pintails

   Not more than one canvasback

Daily bag limits for geese are as follows:

   Canada geese: 4

   White-fronted geese: 10

   White geese: 20

   Season and rules brochures will be available by mid-September at all license vendors, Fish and Game offices, and on Fish and Game’s website http://fishandgame.idaho.gov.