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Record–setting waterfowl populations

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Good news of record-setting waterfowl populations, with nearly all species numbering above the long term goals identified in the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, sets the table for the 2014-15 hunting season in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma 2014-15 Waterfowl Guide provides the following hunting information:

Ducks, Mergansers, and Coots
Dates & Open Areas
Panhandle counties (High Plains Mallard Management Unit)
• Oct. 11, 2014–Jan. 7, 2015.
• Youth Waterfowl Days: Oct. 4–5, 2014.
ZONE 1
• Oct. 25–Nov.30, 2014, and Dec. 13, 2014–Jan.18, 2015.
• Youth Waterfowl Days: Oct. 11–12, 2014.
ZONE 2
• Nov. 1–30, 2014, and Dec. 13, 2014–Jan.25, 2015.
• Youth Waterfowl Days: Oct. 18–19, 2014.

BOUNDARY DIVIDING
ZONE 1 AND ZONE 2:
Beginning on State Highway 33 at the Texas border, east to State Highway 47, east to U.S. 183, south to Interstate 40, east to U.S. 177, north to State Highway 33, east to State Highway 18, north to State Highway 51, west to Interstate 35, north to U.S. 412, west to State
Highway 132, north to the Kansas border

Daily Bag Limits
• Ducks: Six. The daily bag limit may include no more than five mallards (only two may be hens), three wood ducks, three scaup, two redheads, two pintails, and one canvasback

• Mergansers: Five. The daily bag limit may include no more than two hooded mergansers.

• Coots: 15.

• September Teal: Sept. 13–28, 2014; statewide. Daily Bag Limit: Six

Possession Limits:
The possession limit is one daily bag limit for anyone who has hunted for one day. The possession limit increases to two daily bag limits for anyone who has hunted for two days.
The possession limit increases to three daily bag limits for anyone who has hunted for three
days. No one may possess more than three daily bag limits at any time.

Shooting Hours
One-half hour before sunrise to sunset

REPORT FEDERAL BANDS: If you harvest a migratory bird with a federal bird band,
please report it online at: reportband.gov or by calling 1-800-327-BAND (24 hours a day).




Tom Behrens has over 50 years experience in fishing and hunting across the United States. Much of this time was spent in Oklahoma and Texas where he became very familiar with the outdoor opportunities in these states. You may contact him by email at: tbehrcomm@gmail.com


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