2000-2001 Oklahoma Waterfowl Hunting Seasons


Monday, October 2nd 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


DUCKS, MERGANSERS and COOTS

Panhandle Counties (High Plains Mallard Management Unit) - October 7, 2000 -
January 10, 2001 (96 days)
Zone 1 - October 28 - December 3, 2000, and December 9, 2000 - January 14, 2001 (74 days)
Zone 2 - November 4 - December 3, 2000, and December 9, 2000 - January 21, 2001 (74 days)

BAG LIMITS
Duck Limits - The daily bag limit for ducks is six. The daily bag limit may include no more than: five mallards (only two may be hens); three scaup; two wood ducks; two redheads; one pintail; one canvasback.

Merganser Limits - The daily bag limit for mergansers is five and may include no more than one hooded merganser.

Coot Limits - The daily bag limit for coots is fifteen.

Possession Limits - After the first day of hunting, it is two times the daily bag limit for ducks, mergansers and coots.


SHOOTING HOURS for ALL WATERFOWL

One-half hour before sunrise to sunset.


GEESE: SEASON DATES AND BAG LIMITS

Dark Geese (Canada and White-fronted): STATEWIDE Canadas Nov. 4 - Dec. 3,
2000; Dec. 9, 2000 - Feb. 11, 2001 (95 days). The daily bag limit is three Canadas. White-fronted Geese Nov. 4 - Dec. 3, 2000; Dec. 9, 2000 - Feb. 2, 2001. The daily bag limit is two white-fronted (86 days). Light Geese (Snow, Blue & Ross'):

STATEWIDE Nov. 4 - Dec. 3, 2000; Dec. 9, 2000 - Feb. 11, 2001(95 days). The daily bag limit is twenty.

Conservation Order Light Goose Season (COLGS): February 12 - April 1, 2001.
The COLGS will allow special means of take including: electronic calls, unplugged shotguns, one-half hour after sunset shooting hours and no daily bag or possession limits. The Conservation Order and special means of take provisions are designed to increase harvest and allow hunters to help reduce
the population of mid-continent light geese (snow, blue & Ross'). All other waterfowl regulations will apply, including use of federally approved nontoxic shot. All participants will be required to have in their
possession while hunting, all necessary licenses, waterfowl stamps and a Harvest Information Program Permit (HIP). The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is required by federal regulation to estimate the harvest of light geese during the COLGS. Therefore, to participate in the
COLGS hunters should provide the ODWC with their name, full mailing address and telephone number so that they may be contacted after the season with a harvest survey. Hunters can register for the hunt by sending their name, address and telephone number to: wildlifedepartment.com and clicking on the Conservation Order Light Goose link.

Or mail to:
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Attn: COLGS
PO Box 53465
Oklahoma City, OK 73152

SANDHILL CRANE
November 4, 2000 - February 4, 2001 (93 days). Open west of I-35 only. The daily bag limit is three. Crane hunters must obtain and carry a free federal Sandhill Crane hunting permit. Permits are available from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, 1801 N. LincolnBlvd., P.O. Box 53465. Oklahoma City, OK 73105. Persons requesting permits must provide their name and mailing address.

POSSESSION LIMITS:

The possession limit for Canada & White-fronted geese and sandhill crane is two times the daily bag limit. There is no possession limit for light geese (snow, blue & Ross').