The Waterfowl regs are here!

Dr. Fowl

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Regulations
2012/13 WATERFOWL REGULATIONS BY ZONE
This information is provided to you as a general guide only. Please refer to the California Department of Fish and Game website or other materials for official information.

REGULATION HIGHLIGHTS FOR ALL ZONES:
**The duck season is > 100 days, and the bag limit 7 birds/day in all zones.
**The Scaup limit is 7 birds/day with a season length > 100 days.
** The Southern San Joaquin Valley Zone will run from Oct. 6 - Oct. 14 and then reopen on Oct. 27 and run through Jan. 27.
**The early Canada goose season in the Balance of the State Zone will run Oct. 6 - Oct. 10.
**"Electronic" Spinning wing decoys will be allowed from December 1 until the season ends (statewide).



BALANCE OF STATE ZONE
Seasons:
Ducks and Geese: October 20, 2012 through January 27, 2013.
Brant Special Management Areas: Northern Brant, November 7, 2012 through December 6, 2012. Balance of State Brant, November 10, 2012 through December 9, 2012; 2 per day, 4 possession.
Special Youth Hunt Days: February 2 and 3, 2013.
Early Resident Canada Goose Season: October 6, 2012 through October 10, 2012 (Except in the North Coast Special Management Area)
Late White-front and White Goose Season: February 16, 2013 through February 20, 2013
Limits:
Ducks: Daily bag limit: 7. Which may contain 7 mallards of which only 2 can be female; 2 pintail; 1 canvasback; 2 redheads; 7 scaup.
Geese: Daily bag limit: 8. Which may include up to 6 white geese and up to 6 dark geese.
Early Resident Canada Goose Season: 6 Canada geese
Sacramento Valley Special Management Area: No more than 2 white fronts may be taken only from October 20, 2012 until December 21, 2012. For more information on the Sacramento Valley Special Management Area limits and boundaries, please refer to California State Waterfowl Regulations.
Possession Limit Ducks and Geese: Double the daily bag limit.



SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ZONE
Seasons:
Ducks and Geese: October 20, 2012 through January 27, 2013.
Special Youth Hunt Days: February 2 and February 3, 2013.
Limits:
Ducks: Daily bag limit: 7. Which may contain 7 mallards, of which only 2 can be female; 2 pintail; 1 canvasback; 2 redheads; 7 scaup.
Geese: Daily bag limit: 8. Of which only 6 may be white geese and only 3 may be dark geese.
Possession Limit Ducks and Geese: Double the daily bag limit.



NORTHEASTERN CALIFORNIA ZONE
Seasons:
Ducks: October 6, 2012 through January 18, 2013.
Geese: October 6, 2012 through January 13, 2013.
Special Youth Hunt Days: September 22 and 23, 2012.
Limits:
Ducks: Daily bag limit: 7. Which may contain 7 mallards, of which only 2 can be female; 2 pintail; 1 canvasback; 2 redheads; 7 scaup.
Geese: Daily bag limit: 8. Which may include up to 6 white geese, up to 6 dark geese, of which only 2 may be large Canada geese.
Possession Limit Ducks and Geese: Double the daily bag limit.



SOUTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY ZONE
Seasons:
Ducks: October 6, 2012 through October 14, 2012 and October 27, 2012 through January 27, 2013.
Geese: October 20, 2012 through January 27, 2013.
Special Youth Hunt Days: February 2 and February 3, 2013.
Limits:
Ducks: Daily bag limit: 7. Which may contain 7 mallards, of which only 2 can be female; 2 pintail; 1 canvasback; 2 redheads; 7 scaup.
Geese: Daily bag limit: 8. Which may include up to 6 white geese or 6 dark geese.
Possession Limit Ducks and Geese: Double the daily bag limit.



COLORADO RIVER ZONE
Seasons:
Ducks and Geese: October 19, 2012 through January 27, 2013.
Special Youth Hunt Days: February 2 and February 3, 2013.
Limits:
Ducks: Daily bag limit: 7. Which may contain 7 mallards, but not more than 2 female mallards or Mexican-like ducks; 2 pintail; 1 canvasback; 2 redheads; 7 scaup.
Geese: Daily bag limit: 6. Which may contain 6 white geese and up to 3 may be dark geese.
Possession Limit Ducks and Geese: Double the daily bag limit.
 
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stairman

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May 16, 2009
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yak and lowe duck hunting skiff but they identify as sportfishing crusiers
Looking at the colorado river zone....what exactly is a mexican-like duck?
 
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Sluester

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Had to edit my first response......

Kinda like a cross between a Black duck and a Mallard without the green head. A lil darker than a hen Mallard. You could easily mistake it for a juvi hen mallard?



The first one is a mexican like duck, the second is a black duck. you know what a mallard looks like.

Very confusing as how could you tell them apart during the molt? I couldn't, have to be really close to see the bill. Good luck at first light.
 

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ilovecalicos

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steve
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14' camo alumicraft
Was this at Lindo lake?..................Many of this years young (drakes) are very indistinguishable from hens (dark, but with a green bill).

Pic is from Alberta. Blacks are very rare there.

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Enfuego

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One thing I did not see on here was the Northeastern Spring Goose Season. It passed last year, not sure why its not on here.
 
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Carl

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  • Nov 29, 2004
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    I'm glad the Scaup aren't closed early in the year. I heard :rolleyes: that the juvi's can be tough to distinguish from Ringneck and teal in a split second in poor light and that some were accidently shot.....
     
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    sitonmyface

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    I looked last night. Still have extended snow goose season in IV.

    Reg season Nov 3- Jan 27 Late season Feb 9-24
     
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