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2018-19 Waterfowl Seasons

Discussion in 'MichiganWaterfowl.com' started by DecoySlayer, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. DecoySlayer

    DecoySlayer

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    Early teal Sept 1-16 Limit 6 Possession 18

    Duck North Zone Sept 29-Nov 25 and Dec 1-2
    Middle Zone Oct 6-Dec 2 and Dec 15-16
    South Zone Oct 13-Dec 9 and Dec 29-30

    Daily bag limit for ducks 6

    4 mallards, no more than 2 hens
    2 black ducks
    2 northern pintails
    3 wood ducks
    2 redheads
    3 scaup
    2 canvasback
    5 mergansers, no more that 2 hooded merganser

    Goose seasons

    North Zone regular season Sept 1-30 (5 birds) Oct 6-Dec 21 (3 birds)
    Middle Zone Sept 1-30 (5 birds) Oct 6-Dec 21 (3 birds)
    South Zone Sept 1-30 (5 birds) Oct 13-Dec 9 (3 birds)
    Dec 29-30 (3 birds) Jan 26-Feb 11 (3 birds)



    Allegan GMU Sept 1-16 (5 birds) Nov 3 -13 (3 birds) Nov 22-Dec 9 (3 birds) Dec 15-Feb 14 (3 birds)

    Muskegon County Waste Water GMU Oct 16-Nov 13 (3 birds) Dec 1-22 (3 birds)
     
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  2. General Ottsc

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    Good to see they kept the teal season for this year.
     

  3. craigrh13

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    Teal season is here for good. No more studies or anything like that. I’m glad they gave us the 16 day option as opposed to the 7 or I believe 10 day option.
     
  4. General Ottsc

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    Yeah, I think it was Sept 1-10.
     
  5. hmrx

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    That way we can have more young wood ducks and brown young mallards shot. Everyone knows it happens on the deeper northern lakes that only see greenwings in mid october and hardly ever a bluewing.
     
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    Really? There’s always one..
     
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  7. Dead Bird

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    does anyone understand why the goose season is closed for the first week of the duck season in the north zone...
     
  8. DecoySlayer

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    Because I poked it it wrong when I put it up. I don't think I made any other mistakes, at least I hope I didn't.

    North Zone Goose

    Sept 1-30 (5 birds) Oct 1-Dec 16 (3 birds)
     
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    Who cares about all those, what's the coot limit?!?
     
  10. Spartan88

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    I didnt see the grebe bag limit listed...
     
  11. lab1

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    The longer teal season will hopefully help with the migration. Have not seen many teal early on the last few years. My dog loves that season, yes, he told me so.
     
  12. craigrh13

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    They also are changing the non resident license structure to allow them to waterfowl hunt on the 3/5/7 day small game license or however many days it is instead of having to pay $150 for a yearly license. That’s a good move in my eyes.
     
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  13. DecoySlayer

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    Yeah, I think they figured that one out. Short term licenses are good for tourism. Brings in out of state money which is a good thing.
     
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    I am really happy to see this. The previous license structure certainly did not say: The previous license structure was certainly cost prohibitive to visiting nonresidents who wished to waterfowl hunt in MI for a couple of days.
     
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    They said non resident hunters spend something like 4-5x more money than resident hunters.