Missouri Waterfowl Seasons at a Glance

2013-14 Waterfowl Seasons
Zone Youth Days Ducks Canada Geese & Brant White-fronted Geese Light Geese (snow, blue, Ross’s)*
North 10/19-10/20 10/26-12/24 10/5-10/13 11/28-1/31 11/28-1/31 10/26-1/31
Middle 10/26-10/27 11/2-12/31
South 11/23-11/24 11/28-1/26

Waterfowl seasons are set in the middle of August during the monthly Conservation Commission meeting.

2013-2014

The Conservation Order for light geese will be in effect from Feb. 1 to April 30 with no bag limit. Hunters may use electronic calls and unplugged shotguns, and shoot from ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset. A Conservation Order Permit is the only permit required for residents & nonresidents during this time.

New for This Season

  • Possession limit three times the daily bag limit for ducks, geese (except light geese), mergansers, and coots.
  • Scaup bag limit is now 3 instead of 4.
  • Canvasback limit is now 2 instead of 1.

Duck Bag Limit:

6 ducks daily. The possession limit is three times the daily limit. 

Duck Limits
Duck Daily Bag Limit Possession Limit
Mallards 4 (only 2 females) 12 (6 for females)
Hooded Mergansers 2 6
Pintails 2 6
Redheads 2 6
Scaup 3 9
Wood ducks 3 9
Black ducks 1 3
Mottled ducks 1 3
Canvasback 2 6

Goose Bag Limit:

Goose Limits
Goose Bag Limit Possession Limit
Light geese 20 no limit
Canada geese 3 9
White-fronted geese 2 6
Brant 1 3

Shooting Hours:

1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset. Note: During teal season, shooting hours are sunrise to sunset.

Season Date Formulas:

North Zone:

  • 60-Day: Last Saturday in October
  • 45-Day: First Saturday in November
  • 30-Day: Second Saturday in November

Middle Zone:

  • 60-Day: First Saturday in November
  • 45-Day: Second Saturday in November
  • 30-Day: Third Saturday in November

South Zone:

  • 60-Day: Thanksgiving Day
  • 45-Day: First Saturday in December
  • 30-Day: Second Saturday in December

Key Messages: 

Conservation makes Missouri a great place to hunt and fish.

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