Waterfowl season opened back on Saturday Oct. 14 | NevadaAppeal.com

Waterfowl season opened back on Saturday Oct. 14

Don Quilici

Ducks & Mergansers:

The 2006-2007 season opened Oct. 14 and runs through Jan. 27 in the Northern Zone of Nevada (Carson City, Churchill, Douglas, Elko, Esmeralda, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lyon, Mineral, Nye, Pershing, Storey, Washoe, and White Pine Counties).

The 2006-2007 season opened Oct. 14 and runs through Jan. 26 in the Southern Zone (Clark and Lincoln Counties).

The 2006-2007 season opened Nov. 4 and runs through Jan. 26 in the Moapa Valley Portion of the Overton Wildlife Management Area.

In all of those areas, the combined daily limit on all ducks is 7, including not more than 2 hen mallards, 1 pintail, 1 canvasback, 3 scaup, and 2 redheads. The possession limit is twice the daily limit.

Coots and Common Moorhens:

The 2006-2007 season opened Oct. 14 and runs through Jan. 27 in the Northern Zone.

The 2006-2007 season opened Oct. 14 and runs through Jan. 26 in the Southern Zone.

The 2006-2007 season opened Nov. 4 and runs through Jan. 26 in the Moapa Valley Portion of the Overton Wildlife Management Area.

In all of those areas, there is a daily and possession limit of 25.

Common Snipe:

The 2006-2007 season opened Oct. 14 and runs through Jan. 27 in the Northern Zone.

The 2006-2007 season opened Oct. 14 and runs through Jan. 26 in the Southern Zone.

The 2006-2007 season opened Nov. 4 and runs through Jan. 26 in the Moapa Valley Portion of the Overton Wildlife Management Area.

In all of those areas, there is a daily limit of 8 and a possession limit of 16.

In addition:

Shooting hours are 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset.

All season are open to Non-Residents.

All waterfowl hunters are required to have Federal and state waterfowl hunting stamps.

A Nevada State Duck Stamp ($10) is required for any person 12-64 years old who hunts migratory birds, except mourning or white-winged dove, snipe, coot or moorhen.

A Federal Migratory Game Bird Hunting Stamp ($16 at NDOW) is required for any person 16 or older who hunts any migratory waterfowl.

Hunters must also possess a Harvest Information Program (HIP) validation number from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. That number is free and is available by calling (866) 703-4605 or by going online to http://www.ndowlicensing.com.

Non-toxic shot is required in Nevada.

Shotguns must be plugged to limit overall shot shell capacity to only three shells.

For information, call the Nevada Department of Wildlife at 688-1500 during regular hours.