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Indiana - 2016-17 Season

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Season/ZoneDatesNotes
TealSep 3 - Sep 18Blue- and green-winged only
Ducks, Coots & Mergansers
North
Oct 22 - Dec 11
Dec 24 - Jan 1
North of a line extending east from the IL border along SR-18 to US 31; north along US-31 to US-24; east along US-24 to Huntington; southeast along US-224; south along SR-5; and east along SR-124 to the Ohio border.
Ducks, Coots & Mergansers
Central
Oct 29 - Nov 6
Nov 19 - Jan 8
South of the North Zone boundary and north of the South Zone boundary.
Ducks, Coots & Mergansers
South
Oct 29 - Nov 6
Nov 26 - Jan 15
South of a line extending east from the IL border along US-40; south along US-41; east along SR-58; south along SR-37 to Bedford; and east along US-50 to the OH border.
Falconry
North
Sep 27 - Sep 30
Feb 14 - Mar 10
Open on ducks, coots and mergansers
Falconry
Central
Oct 22 - Oct 28
Feb 17 - Mar 10
Open on ducks, coots and mergansers
Falconry
South
Oct 22 - Oct 28
Feb 17 - Mar 10
Open on ducks, coots and mergansers
Canada Geese
North
Sep 3 - Sep 11
Oct 22 - Nov 20
Dec 10 - Feb 12
Canada Geese
Central
Sep 3 - Sep 11
Oct 29 - Nov 6
Nov 19 - Feb 12
Canada Geese
South
Sep 3 - Sep 18
Oct 29 - Nov 6
Nov 26 - Feb 12
Light Goose Conservation Order(Subject to change) Feb 1 - Mar 31Unplugged shotguns and electronic calls are permitted
YouthNorth: Oct 15 - Oct 16
Central: Oct 22 - Oct 23
South: Oct 22 - Oct 23
Open to hunters age 15 and younger when accompanied by a licensed non-hunting adult age 18 or older

Additional Information

Bag LimitSpecies/SeasonDaily Limit
Possession limit: 3 times daily bag limit
Ducks6, including no more than:
  • 4 mallards (max. 2 female)
  • 3 scaup
  • 3 wood ducks
  • 2 pintails
  • 2 redheads
  • 2 canvasback
  • 1 black duck
  • 1 mottled duck
Coots15
Mergansers5, including no more than 2 hooded mergansers
Teal6
Dark Geese
Canada, White-fronted, Brant
5, including no more than 3 Canada geese
Light Geese
Snow, Blue, Ross's
20, no possession limit
Light Goose Conservation OrderNo bag or possession limit
Falconry3 birds, singly or in aggregate
Hunting TimesArea/SeasonTimes
TealSunrise to sunset
Statewide1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
Light Goose Conservation Order1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset
Arms & AmmoTypeDetails
Shotgun10 gauge or less, incapable of holding more than three shells
ShotMust be non-toxic