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Duck, Goose and Swan seasons and bag limits

Don Quilici
Nevada Appeal Outdoors Editor

Here is another reminder of the seasons and bag limits for ducks, geese and swans for the 2008-2009 Nevada hunting seasons:

Ducks, Mergansers, Coots and Moorhens (Northern Zone):

Opened on Oct. 11.

Will close on Jan. 24, 2009

Ducks & Mergansers: Daily limit of 7 with a possession limit of 14.

Coots & Moorhens: Daily and possession limit of 25.

Hours: 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset.

Open to Non-Residents.

Special Note: The combined daily limit on all ducks is 7, including not more than 2 hen Mallard, 1 Pintail, Canvasback is closed, and 2 Redheads. The possession limit is twice the daily limit.

Goose (Canada and White-fronted):

Statewide, except the Moapa Valley portion of the Overton Wildlife Management Area in Southern Nevada:

Opens on Oct. 25.

Will close on Jan. 25.

Daily limit of 3 and possession limit of 6.

Hours: 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset.

Open to Non-Residents.

Goose (Canada and White-fronted)

The Moapa Valley portion of the Overton Wildlife Management Area in Southern Nevada:

Opens on Saturday, Oct. 25 (one day only) and is then open Nov. 1 through Jan. 25, 2009.

Daily limit of 3 with a possession limit of 6.

Hours: 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset.

Open to Non-Residents.

GOOSE (Snow and Ross’):

Opens statewide on Saturday, Oct. 25.

Will close Jan. 25, 2009.

Daily limit of 4 with a possession limit of 8.

Hours: 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset.

Open to Non-Residents.

Special Note: The following area is closed to hunting Snow and Ross’ Geese: Ruby Valley within Elko and White Pine Counties.

Tundra Swan:

Opens on Oct. 25.

Will close on Jan. 4.

Open only in Churchill, Lyon and Pershing Counties.

The bag limit is one bird per hunter by tag only.

Hunters must possess a Nevada hunting license, Federal Migratory Game Bird Hunting Stamp, a Nevada Duck Stamp and a Swan tag.

Successful hunters are required to have their tags and swans validated at selected sites within five days of harvesting a swan.

If a harvest of five Trumpeter Swans is reached, the swan season is closed for the remainder of the season.

For information:

Call the Nevada Division of Wildlife at 688-1500 during regular hours.