Waterfowl hunting regulation for 2006-2007 will be available after September 4 at Idaho Department of Fish and Game offices and hunting license vendors across the state.
The regulations also are available at the Fish and Game Website: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/cms/hunt/rules/wf/.
Earlier this year the Idaho Fish and Game Commission adopted the 107-day season for ducks, geese, coots and snipe, with unchanged bag limits, as recommended by Fish and Game waterfowl biologists and based on federal waterfowl information.
Season dates are:
¥ October 7 to January 19, 2007-Area 1, northern and eastern Idaho.
¥ October 14 to January 26, 2007-Area 2, southwestern Idaho and Magic Valley.
¥ September 30 and October 1-two-day youth hunt for hunters aged 15 and under.
Bag limits are unchanged from last year.
¥ Ducks: 7 of any kind, including not more than:
o 1 canvasback, pintail.
o 2 redheads, female mallards.
o 3 scaup, total lesser and greater.
¥ Geese: 4 of any kind, Canada, white-fronted, Ross' or snow goose, except in Fremont and Teton counties, which are closed to Ross' and snow geese.
¥ Coots: 25.
¥ Common snipe: 8.
Possession after first day of season:
¥ Ducks: 14 of any kind, including not more than:
o 2 canvasbacks, pintails.
o 4 redheads, female mallards.
o 6 scaup, total lesser and greater.
¥ Geese: 8 of any kind, except in Fremont and Teton counties, which are closed to Ross' and snow geese.
¥ Coots: 25.
¥ Common snipe: 16.
Hunters 16 or older must buy a federal Migratory Duck Stamp. They are available at Idaho Department of Fish and Game offices, local post offices and some vendors. Please consult the regulations brochure or online for details.