Migratory Bird Hunting Seasons

Doves

  • Mourning, White-winged, and Eurasian Collared-Doves (in aggregate):

    • Season: Sept. 1 – Oct. 30, 2023.
  • Eurasian Collared-Dove (only):

    • Year-Round.

Other Upland Birds

  • Snipe:

    • Season: Sept. 1 – Dec. 16, 2023.
  • Virginia and Sora Rail:

    • Season: Sept. 1 – Nov. 9, 2023.
  • Woodcock:

    • Season: Oct. 7 – Nov. 20, 2023.
  • Crow:

    • Season: Oct. 15 – Dec. 15, 2022; Jan. 13 – March 14, 2023.

Waterfowl Seasons & Daily Bag Limits

Dark Goose

  • North Central Unit:
    • Season: Oct. 7, 2023 – Jan. 19, 2024.
    • Daily Bag Limit: Five.
    • Possession Limit: Three times the daily bag limit.

White-Fronted Goose

  • North Central Unit:
    • Season: Oct. 7, 2023 – Jan. 19, 2024.
    • Daily Bag Limit: Five.
    • Possession Limit: Three times the daily bag limit.

Light Goose

  • Niobrara Unit:
    • Season: Oct. 28, 2023 – Feb. 9, 2024.
    • Daily Bag Limit: Five.
    • Possession Limit: Three times the daily bag limit.

Light Goose Conservation Order*

  • Niobrara Unit:
    • Season: Oct. 28, 2023 – Feb. 9, 2024.
    • Daily Bag Limit: Unlimited.
    • Possession Limit: Unlimited.

Early Teal

  • Platte River Unit:
    • Season: Oct. 28, 2023 – Feb. 9, 2024.
    • Daily Bag Limit: Six.
    • Possession Limit: Three times the daily bag limit.

Duck & Coot

  • Niobrara Unit:
    • Season: Oct. 28, 2023 – Feb. 9, 2024.
    • Daily Bag Limit: Six ducks (including no more than four mallards, two scaup, two redheads, two pintails).
    • Possession Limit: Three times the daily bag limit.

Youth

  • Niobrara Unit:
    • Season: Oct. 28, 2023 – Feb. 9, 2024.
    • Daily Bag Limit: Same as regular duck season.
    • Possession Limit: Same as regular duck season.

Falconry

  • Niobrara Unit:
    • Season: Oct. 28, 2023 – Feb. 9, 2024.
    • Daily Bag Limit: Same as regular duck season.
    • Possession Limit: Same as regular duck season.

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