North Zone: Ducks, sea ducks, coots and mergansers, Oct. 7-Nov. 18, and Dec. 19-Jan. 13.
South Zone: Ducks, sea ducks, coots and mergansers, Oct. 14-21, and Nov. 21-Jan. 20.
Northwest Zone: Ducks, sea ducks, coots and mergansers, Oct. 7-Dec. 9, and Dec. 26-30.
Lake Erie Zone: Ducks, sea ducks, coots and mergansers, Oct. 30-Jan. 6.
Total Duck Bag Limits: 6 daily, 18 in possession of any species, except for the following restrictions: daily limit may not include more than 4 mallards including 2 hen mallards, 2 scaup, 2 black ducks, 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 2 canvasbacks, 1 pintail, 1 mottled duck, 1 fulvous whistling duck, 4 eiders, 4 long-tailed ducks, and 4 scoters. Possession limits are three times the daily limits.
Mergansers: 5 daily, 15 in possession (not more than 2 hooded mergansers daily, 6 hooded in possession).
Coots: 15 daily, 45 in possession.
(includes WHITE-FRONTED GEESE)
Resident Population Goose Zone (RP)
All of Pennsylvania except for the Southern James Bay Population and the Atlantic Population zone. Sept. 1-25 (8-goose daily bag limit); and Oct. 28-Nov. 25, Dec. 18-Jan. 20, and Jan. 27-Feb. 24 (5-goose daily bag limit in latter 3 segments).
Southern James Bay Population Zone (SJBP)
The area north of I-80 and west of I-79 including in the city of Erie west of Bay Front Parkway to and including the Lake Erie Duck zone (Lake Erie, Presque Isle and the area within 150 yards of Lake Erie Shoreline). Sept. 1-25 (except in a portion of western Crawford County defined under the “Waterfowl season highlights” section in this news release; 1-goose daily bag limit for entire zone); and Oct. 7-Nov. 25 and Dec. 12-Jan. 20 (3-goose daily bag limit in latter 2 segments).
Atlantic Population Zone (AP)
The area east of SR 97 from Maryland State Line to the intersection of SR 194, east of SR 194 to intersection of US Route 30, south of US Route 30 to SR 441, east of SR 441 to SR 743, east of SR 743 to intersection of I-81, east of I-81 to intersection of I-80, south of I-80 to New Jersey state line. Sept. 1-25 (8-goose daily bag limit); and Nov. 15-25 and Dec. 16-Jan. 31 (3-goose daily bag limit in latter two segments).
Exception: Areas outside of the controlled goose hunting areas at the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area and State Game Lands 46 in Lebanon-Lancaster counties have a daily limit of one, and a possession limit of three during the regular Canada goose season. Areas inside the goose hunting areas at the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area and State Game Lands 46 have a season limit of one.
BRANT (All Zones): Oct. 14-Dec. 22. 2 daily, 6 in possession.
(Snow Geese and Ross’ Geese)
Atlantic Population Zone
Regular: Oct. 2-Jan. 31, 25 daily, no possession limit.
Conservation Hunt: Feb. 1 – April 20; 25 daily, no possession limit.
Southern James Bay Population Zone
Regular: Oct. 2-Jan. 20; 25 daily, no possession limit.
Conservation Hunt: Jan. 22 – April 20; 25 daily, no possession limit.
Resident Population Zone
Regular: Oct. 24-Feb. 24; 25 daily, no possession limit.
Conservation Hunt: Feb. 26 – April 20; 25 daily, no possession limit.
HARLEQUIN DUCKS, and TUNDRA and TRUMPETER SWANS: No open season.
JUNIOR WATERFOWL HUNTING DAYS: Statewide: Sept. 16; also in Lake Erie Zone, Oct. 21; in Northwest Zone, Dec. 16; in North Zone, Jan. 20; and in South Zone, Jan. 27. Open to licensed junior hunters ages 12-16, when properly accompanied, for ducks, mergansers, gallinules and coots, and Canada goose as permitted. Same daily bag limits as regular season. Hunting hours to close at sunset.
DOVES: Sept. 1-Oct. 7 (hunting hours noon to sunset), Oct. 14-Nov. 25, and Dec. 23-Jan. 1.
Hunting hours: one-half hour before sunrise to sunset in latter two segments. 15 daily, 45 in possession.
WOODCOCK: Oct. 14-Nov. 25. 3 daily, 9 in possession.
COMMON SNIPE: Oct. 14-Nov. 25. 8 daily, 24 in possession.
GALLINULES: Sept. 1-Nov. 9. 3 daily, 9 in possession.
VIRGINIA AND SORA RAILS: Sept. 1-Nov. 9. Bag limits singly or in the aggregate; 3 daily, 9 in possession.
CLAPPER AND KING RAILS: No open season.