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2019 North America Sportshows
MDC Sets 2019-20 Migratory Game Bird & Waterfowl Hunting Seasons


Submitted by:  TBC Press
Posted on: 04/15/19
News # 12427
Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) recently approved the upcoming 2019 migratory-game-bird-hunting seasons and 2019-2020 waterfowl-hunting seasons.

2019-2020 WATERFOWL HUNTING

Teal
  • Season: Sept. 7-22
  • Limits: 6 daily and 18 in possession
  • Hours: Sunrise to sunset
Ducks
  • North Zone: Nov. 2 through Dec. 31
  • Middle Zone: Nov. 9 - 15 and Nov. 21 through Jan. 12, 2020
  • South Zone: Nov. 28 through Dec. 1 and Dec. 7 through Jan. 31, 2020
  • Bag Limit: 6 ducks daily with species restrictions of:

4 mallards (no more than 2 females)
3 scaup
3 wood ducks
2 redheads
2 hooded mergansers
1 pintail (new limit)
2 canvasbacks
2 black ducks
1 mottled duck
Possession Limit: Three times the daily bag or 18 total, varies by species

Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

Coots
  • Season: Same as duck season dates in the respective zones
  • Limits: 15 daily and 45 in possession
  • Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

Snow Geese (White and Blue Phases) and Ross's Geese
  • Season: Nov. 11 through Feb. 6, 2020
  • Limits: 20 blue, snow, or Ross's geese daily with no possession limit
  • Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

White-Fronted Geese
  • Season: Nov. 11 through Feb. 6, 2020
  • Limits: 2 daily and 6 in possession
  • Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

Canada Geese and Brant
  • Season: Oct. 5-13 and Nov. 11 – Feb. 6, 2020
  • Limits: 3 Canada geese and Brant in aggregate daily, 9 in possession
  • Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

Light Goose Conservation Order
  • Season: Feb. 7 through April 30, 2020
  • Limits: No daily or possession limits
  • Hours: One-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset

Requirements: Persons must possess a Conservation Order permit to participate in the Conservation Order. An exception to the permit requirement includes any person 15 years of age or younger provided either she or he is in the immediate presence of a properly permitted adult hunter 18 years of age or older with hunter-education certification or who is exempt.

Methods: For the taking of blue, snow and Ross's geese, hunters may use shotguns capable of holding more than three shells and recorded or electronically amplified bird calls or sounds or imitations of bird calls or sounds.

For more information see; https://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-sets-migratory-game-bird-and-waterfowl-hunting-seasons-1

Stock Image courtesy of MDC
MDC Sets 2019-20 Migratory Game Bird & Waterfowl Hunting Seasons