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8/13/14 @ 11:42 AM
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Gander Dander
User since 4/15/09
Just released by the DNR; Northren zone for Ducks- Sept 27th thru Nov 25th. No split Southren Zone for Ducks- Oct 4th to the 12th, Oct 18th to Dec 7th Missip Zone for Ducks- Sept 27th to Oct 5th, Oct 18th, to Dec 7th Exterior Goose; North- Sept 9th to Dec 16th South- Sept 16th, to Oct 12th, Oct 18th to Dec 21st. All other info is available at the DNR web site. Shoot Straight! Big Smile

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8/13/14 @ 3:52 PM
MuskyHunter
MuskyHunter
User since 6/17/01
Sept 1 you can shoot geese 20 min before sunrise but have to wait til 9am for teal, Sept 2-7 it's 30 min before sunrise for geese and sunrise for teal.

Duck openers it's 9am all around.

Stupid isn't it?

The sunrise for teal is a federal rule.

The "logic" of 9am is because people haven't been out scouting, safety, ID blah blah blah.

8/13/14 @ 3:45 PM
diver hunter 1987
User since 9/29/09
May be a dumb question but my understanding is that you can't hunt waterfowl on the opening day of duck season until 9am. So can you hunt geese before the 9am opener of the teal season?

8/13/14 @ 3:16 PM
Fowler2
Fowler2
User since 7/17/09
2014 season structure in more detail.....

Natural Resources Board approves 2014 migratory bird hunting season structure; both an early teal and regular duck season will be offered in 2014

Waterfowl hunting season structure for 2014, recommended by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, was approved today by The Natural Resources Board. It is important to note that BOTH an early teal and regular duck season will be offered in 2014. To help hunters understand new seasons and regulations, the department will host an online waterfowl season chat Aug. 27 at noon. Wildlife and regulations experts will be on hand to answer any questions related to 2014 waterfowl hunting seasons. For more information, visit dnr.wi.gov and search keyword "chat."

In 2014, Wisconsin will be divided into three duck hunting zones, each with 60-day seasons. There will be split seasons in the Southern and Mississippi River duck and goose zones.

The department will also offer an early teal-only duck hunting season in 2014 that will run from Sept. 1-7 statewide. Hunters will not be required to purchase any additional licenses or permits, other than those required for hunting ducks in the regular waterfowl season. A duck identification tool will be offered to help hunters identify teal and ensure that the early teal season leads to only teal harvest

In addition, 20 days will be added to the end of the current 70-day dove hunting season. Also to add... 2014 youth hunt will take place Sept 20 & 21.

In 2014, duck hunting season structure is as follows:

Northern Zone - Sept. 27 to Nov. 25; Southern Zone - Oct. 4 to Oct 12 and Oct 18. to Dec 7; and Mississippi River Zone - Sept. 27 to Oct. 5 and Oct. 18 to Dec 7. Opening day shooting hours for duck season will begin at 9 a.m.

In 2014, season structure for Canada goose hunting is as follows:

Early September Canada goose season -Sept. 1-15, with a daily bag limit of five geese; Northern Exterior Zone - Sept. 16 to Dec 16, with a daily bag limit of two geese; Southern Exterior Zone - Sept. 16 to Oct. 12, and Oct. 18 to Dec. 21 , with a daily bag limit of two geese; Mississippi River Subzone - Sept. 27 to Oct. 5 and Oct. 18 to Jan. 8, with a daily bag limit of two geese; Horicon Zone period 1 - Sept. 16 to Nov. 2, with a daily bag limit of two geese and total season harvest limit of 12 geese; and Horicon Zone period 2 - Nov. 3 to Dec. 16, with a daily bag limit of two geese and total season harvest limit of 12 geese. The Horicon goose hunting zone has been reduced in size, with areas north of Hwy 23 and west of Hwy 73 now included within the Exterior Zone. Horicon Zone goose hunters will be required to slit or punch their goose permit and report their harvest using 1-800-99-GOOSE (46673) within 48 hours of harvest. This is similar to the process for the Exterior Zone and early goose season.

For more information regarding the early teal season, a new duck identification tool, and the 2014 migratory game bird season structure, visit dnr.wi.gov and search keyword “waterfowl.”

8/13/14 @ 12:27 PM
MuskyHunter
MuskyHunter
User since 6/17/01
How is the south losing days?

8/13/14 @ 12:20 PM
duckmaster33.
User since 12/15/10
I would be very mad if I mainly hunted in the southern zone.They are going to lose a lot of days at the end of the season.

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