New Castle News

September 27, 2012

Waterfowl hunters: Take note of changes

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — Lawrence County waterfowl hunters are reminded of recent changes to the migratory game bird seasons and bag limits for 2012-13.

For ducks, mergansers and coots, Lawrence County, which is located in the south zone, features the following seasons: Oct. 13-20 and Nov. 20-Jan. 15. Bag limits are as follows: Ducks — 6 daily, 12 in possession of any species except for the following restrictions: daily limit may not include more than four mallards including two hen mallards, one black duck, two pintails, one mottled duck, one fulvous whistling duck, three wood ducks, two redheads, one canvasback, four scoters and four scaup.  Mergansers — five daily and 10 on possession. Coots — 15 daily and 30 in possession.

In addition to the September Canada goose season, which runs from Sept. 1-25 with an eight-bird daily limit and 16 in possession, Lawrence County located in the RP Zone, offers goose hunting Oct. 27-Nov. 24, Dec. 10-Jan. 18, and Feb. 1-28 with a 5 bird daily limit.

For all waterfowl seasons, hunting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise to sunset, except for the September Canada goose season, which permits hunters to stay afield until one-half hour after sunset, except for the youth waterfowl hunts, when hunting hours end at sunset.

For a complete listing of statewide waterfowl and migratory bird seasons and bag limits, download the 2012-13 waterfowl brochure at