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2010-11 Florida Migratory Bird and Waterfowl Hunting Season Dates

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

Tallahassee, Florida --

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has released the 2010-2011 migratory bird and waterfowl hunting season dates. Fish and Wildlife information can be found on the WCTV.tv Fish and Wildlife Page.

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Rail and Common Moorhen

Season: Sept. 1 - Nov. 9, 2010
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

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Mourning and White-winged Dove

Season:
First Phase - Oct. 2-25, 2010
Second Phase - Nov. 13-28, 2010
Third Phase - Dec. 11, 2010 - Jan. 9, 2011
Shooting Hours:
First Phase - 12 Noon to sunset
Second & Third phases - One-half hour before sunrise to sunset
Bag Limit (daily/possession): 15/30 (singly or in aggregate)

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Snipe

Season: Nov. 1, 2010 - Feb. 15, 2011
Shooting Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset
Bag Limit (daily/possession): 8/16

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Woodcock

Season: Dec. 18, 2010 - Jan. 16, 2011
Shooting Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset
Bag Limit (daily/possession): 3/6

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Crow

Season: Aug. 14 - Oct. 31, 2010 (Saturdays and Sundays only) and Nov. 11, 2010 - Feb. 18, 2011.
Shooting Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset
Bag Limit: No bag or possession limits.

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Waterfowl and Coot
Season:

First Phase - Nov. 20-28, 2010
Second Phase - Dec. 11, 2010 - Jan. 30, 2011
Youth Waterfowl Days - Feb. 5-6, 2011
Shooting Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset
Bag Limit (daily/possession): Six (12 in possession) duck daily bag limit shall consist of no more than four mallards (no more than two of which may be females), one black duck, one mottled duck (Florida duck), one fulvous whistling-duck, two pintail, one canvasback, two redheads, two scaup, three wood ducks and four scoters. All other species of duck (except harlequin ducks) may be taken up to the six-duck daily limit. Taking or attempting to take harlequin ducks is prohibited.

Coots - 15/30

Mergansers: Daily limit 5, no more than 2 of which may be a hooded merganser; possession limit 10, no more than 4 of which may be hooded mergansers.

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Canada Goose (Statewide)

Season:
First Phase - Nov. 20-28, 2010
Second Phase - Dec. 1, 2010 - Jan. 30, 2011
Bag Limit (daily/possession): 5/10

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Snow, blue and Ross' geese (Statewide)

Season:
First Phase - Nov. 20-28, 2010
Second Phase - Dec. 11, 2010 - Jan. 30, 2011
Bag Limit (daily/possession): 15/no limit


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