FWC Announces 2008-09 Migratory Game Bird and Early Waterfowl Hunting Seasons

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  • Season: Aug. 9 – Oct. 26, 2008 (Saturdays and Sundays only) and Nov. 11, 2008 – Feb. 18, 2009
  • Shooting hours: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset
  • Bag limit: No bag or possession limits

Rail and common moorhen

  • Season: Sept. 1 – Nov. 9, 2008
  • Shooting hours: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset
  • Bag limits (daily/possession):
      Clapper & king rails – 15/30 (singly or in aggregate)
      Sora & Virginia rails – 25/25 (singly or in aggregate)
      Common moorhen – 15/30
      Purple gallinule – No open season

September Canada goose

  • September Season: Sept. 6-24, 2008
  • Note: This season is now open statewide (previously open on Lake Seminole only)
  • Shooting hours: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset.
  • Bag limit (daily/possession): 5/10.

Special early duck

  • Season: Sept. 20-24, 2008
  • Shooting hours: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset
  • Legal to take: Teal, wood duck 
  • Bag limit (daily/possession): 4/8. The 4-duck daily bag limit may include no more than 2 wood ducks; the 8-duck possession limit may include no more than 4 wood ducks.

Mourning and white-winged dove

  • Season:
      First phase – Oct. 4-27, 2008
      Second phase – Nov. 15-30, 2008
      Third phase – Dec. 13, 2008 – Jan. 11, 2009
  • Shooting hours:
      First phase – noon to sunset
      Second and third phases – One-half hour before sunrise to sunset
  • Bag limit (daily/possession): 15/30 (singly or in aggregate) – increased from previous year.

Snipe

  • Season: Nov. 1, 2008 – Feb. 15, 2009
  • Shooting hours: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset
  • Bag limit (daily/possession): 8/16

Woodcock

  • Season: Dec. 20, 2008 – Jan. 18, 2009
  • Shooting hours: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset
  • Bag limit (daily/possession): 3/6

For general hunting season dates, follow this link.