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Dark Goose Season – Canada Goose Season

Dark geese include Canada, brant and all other goose species, except white-fronted and light geese.

Season Dates: East Unit: Oct. 6-14 and Oct. 27 – Jan. 30, 2013 Niobrara Unit: Oct. 27 – Feb. 8, 2013 North Central Unit: Oct. 6 – Jan. 18, 2013 Panhandle Unit: Nov. 10 – Feb. 8, 2013 Platte River Unit: Oct. 27 – Feb. 8, 2013

Daily Bag Limit: 3 Possession Limit: 6

Shooting Hours: 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset

Open Area: Dark Goose Units

Legal Methods of Take:

  • Shotgun (10 gauge or smaller. All shotguns must be plugged. The combined capacity of the chamber and magazine is no more than three shells)
  • Bow and Arrow
  • Electronic calls are prohibited.

Shooting Hours: 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset

Requirements: Resident (16 years or older): Hunt permit Habitat Stamp Nebraska Waterfowl Stamp Federal Migratory Bird Stamp Harvest Information Program (HIP) registration Hunter Education

Nonresident: Hunt permit Habitat Stamp Nebraska Waterfowl Stamp Federal Migratory Bird Stamp Harvest Information Program (HIP) registration Hunter Education

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Nebraska Waterfowl – Duck Seasons 2012

Season Dates:

Zone 1: Oct. 13 – Dec. 25

Zone 2 (Low Plains): Oct. 6 – Dec. 18

Zone 2 (High  Plains): Oct. 6 – Dec. 18 and Jan. 2-23, 2013

Zone 3 (Low Plains):  Oct. 20 – Jan. 1, 2013

Zone 3 (High Plains): Oct. 20 – Jan. 1, 2013,  and Jan. 2-23, 2013

Zone 4: Oct. 6 – Dec. 18

Daily Bag/Possession Limits: Six ducks. May  include no more than five mallards (of

which no more than two can be hens),  three wood ducks, two redheads, two pintails and

one canvasback. The  possession limit is twice the daily bag limit.

Merganser Bag/Possession Limits: The daily bag for  mergansers is five, which may

include no more than two hooded mergansers.  Mergansers do not count toward the daily

bag and possession limits for other  ducks. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit.

Coot Daily Bag/Possesion Limit: The daily bag for coots is  15. The possession limit is

twice the daily bag limit.

Legal Methods of Take:

  • Shotgun (10 gauge or smaller. All  shotguns must be plugged. The combined capacity of the chamber and magazine is  no more than three shells)
  • Bow and Arrow
  • Electronic calls are prohibited.

Shooting Hours:

30 minutes before sunrise  to sunset

Requirements:

Resident: Nonresident:
Hunt Permit Hunt Permit
Habitat Stamp Habitat Stamp
Hunter Education Hunter Education
Nebraska Waterfowl Stamp Nebraska Waterfowl Stamp
Federal Migratory Bird Stamp Federal Migratory Bird Stamp
HIP Registration HIP Registration

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