Board of Natural Resources Approves 2012-2013 Waterfowl Hunting Regulations

September 5, 2012

Waterfowl hunters can now confirm their hunting plans. The Board of Natural Resources recently approved the 2012-2013 waterfowl hunting regulations.

The September Canada goose season is currently underway, and will last until September 30th; the September teal season runs from Sept. 8-23.  Duck hunting season begins Nov. 17 – 25, 2012 and Dec. 8 – Jan. 27, 2013.

Youth Waterfowl Days are scheduled for Nov. 10-11, 2012.  On these two days, youth age 15 or younger may hunt specific migratory birds, such as ducks, Canada geese and mergansers, as long as they are accompanied by an adult of at least 18 years of age. Only the youth will be allowed to hunt on these days.

In order to hunt waterfowl, hunters must have a hunting license, federal duck stamp, Georgia waterfowl conservation license and a HIP permit.  If hunting on a wildlife management area (WMA), a WMA license is required.

State license fees help support wildlife conservation in Georgia.  The state receives federal funds from the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration program, based on a number of factors, including the number of paid sporting licenses.

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