Waterfowl hunting season dates and regulations have been approved for the 2013-2014 season by the Board of Natural Resources.
"This year several changes have occurred with the USFWS waterfowl regulatory frameworks," Greg Balkcom, state waterfowl biologist for the Wildlife Resources Division, said. "In Georgia, we have seized this chance to maximize opportunity for our waterfowl hunters."
Some need-to-know dates and details for waterfowl season are the September Canada goose season (Sept. 7-29) and the September teal
season (Sept. 14-29), with the teal bag limit increasing to six birds. An additional two weeks of Canada goose hunting was added Oct. 12-27. Hunting season for ducks is Nov. 23 to Dec. 1 and Dec. 7 to Jan. 26, 2014.
Youth Waterfowl Days are Nov. 16-17, when those ages 15 and younger may hunt specific migratory birds. Young hunters must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult.
In order to hunt waterfowl, hunters must have a hunting license, federal duck stamp, Georgia waterfowl conservation license and a HIP permit.
A complete summary of season dates can be found online at www.georgiawildlife.com.