Waterfowl hunting Regs 2016-2017 Massachusetts

 

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Sora Rail Sep. 1 – Nov. 7 5 15

Virginia Rail Sep. 1 – Nov. 7 10 30

Snipe Sep. 1 – Dec. 16 8 24

Woodcock Oct. 5 – Oct. 29 & Oct. 31 – Nov. 19 3 9

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Berkshire: Oct. 10 – Nov. 26 6* 18*

Dec. 5 – Dec. 24 6* 18*

Central: Oct. 11 – Nov. 26 6* 18*

Dec. 12 – Jan. 2 6* 18*

Coastal: Oct. 14 – Oct. 22 6* 18*

Nov. 17 – Jan. 16 6* 18*

American Coot Same as ducks 15 45*

Mergansers B Same as ducks 5* 15*

Regular Goose (except Snow & Blue)

Berkshire: Oct. 10 – Nov. 26 3 9

Dec. 5 – Dec. 13 3 9

Central: Oct. 11 – Nov. 26 3 9

Dec. 12 – Jan. 13 3 9

Coastal: Oct. 14 – Oct. 22 3 9

Nov. 17 – Jan. 27 3 9

Early Canada Goose (Statewide) Sep. 6 – Sep. 23 7 21

Late Canada Goose (Central Zone) Jan. 16 – Feb. 4 5 15

(North Coastal Zone) Jan. 28 – Feb. 15 5 15

Snow / Blue Goose Same as ducks 15 45

Late Snow / Blue Goose

(Central / N.Coastal Zones) Same as Late Canada Goose 15 45

Sea Ducks (NOTE: NEW REGULATIONS BELOWC ) Nov. 21 – Jan. 28 5** 15***

Brant (Coastal Zone Only) Nov. 21 – Jan. 28 2 6

Falconry (Ducks & Coot only, no geese) Oct. 8 – Feb. 8 3* 9*

Youth Waterfowl Hunt (Statewide) Sep. 24 & Oct. 8 See “Youth Waterfowl Hunt”