RULE 002.00.10-004 - 2010-2011 Early Migratory Bird Season Dates and Possession Limits for Fish and Wildlife

RULE 002.00.10-004. 2010-2011 Early Migratory Bird Season Dates and Possession Limits for Fish and Wildlife

Approval of Proposed 2010-2011 Early Migratory Game Bird Codes

Presented by Ricky Chastain

Early-season migratory game bird regulations must be adopted by states and reported to the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service by August 1. Proposals were presented to the Commission at the June meeting and final proposals for adoption will be presented for approval at this meeting.

David Goad, Chief

Wildlife Management Division

2010-2011 Early Migratory Bird Codes Proposals

12.01 MOURNING AND EURASIAN COLLARED DOVE SEASON RESTRICTIONS.

It is unlawful to take or attempt to take Mourning and Eurasian Collared Doves other than from Sept. 4-Oct. 19, and Dec. 11, 2010-Jan. 5, 2011

EXCEPTION:

(1) In compliance with applicable WMA regulations. PENALTY: $200.00 to $1,000.00.

12.03 TEAL SEASON RESTRICTIONS. It is unlawful to take or attempt to take Teal other than from Sept. 11-26,2010.

EXCEPTION:

(1) Teal may be taken in compliance with Code 12.15, Duck and Coot

Season Restrictions and Code 12.17, Duck Daily Bag and Possession Restrictions.

PENALTY: $200.00 to $1,000.00.

12.05 RAIL (VIRGINIA & SORA) SEASON RESTRICTIONS.

It isunlawful to take or attempt to take Rail other than from Sept. 11-Nov. 19,2010

PENALTY: $200.00 to $1,000.00.

12.07 WOODCOCK SEASON RESTRICTIONS. It is unlawful to take or attempt to take woodcock other than from Nov. 6-Dec. 20, 2010.

PENALTY:$200.00 to $1,000.00.

12.09 COMMON SNIPE SEASON RESTRICTIONS. It is unlawful to take or attempt to take common snipe other than from Nov. 1, 2010-Feb. 15.2011

PENALTY: $200.00 to $1,000.00.

12.11 PURPLE GALLINULE SEASON RESTRICTIONS.

It is unlawful to take or attempt to take purple gallinule other than from Sept. 1-

Nov. 9. 2010.

PENALTY: $200.00 to $1,000.00.

12.13 COMMON MOORHEN SEASON RESTRICTIONS:

It is unlawful to take or attempt to take common moorhen other than Sept. 1-

Nov. 9. 2010.

PENALTY: $200.00 to $1,000.00.

12.22 CANADA GOOSE SEASON RESTRICTIONS. It is unlawful to take or attempt to take Canada geese other than from the zones and dates listed below:

Early Canada Goose Statewide Season:

Sept. 1-15.2010

Northwest Canada Goose Zone Season:

Sept. 25-Oct. 4, 2010

Late Canada Goose Statewide Season: Dec. 26. 2008-Jan. 30. 2009.

Shooting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise to sunset in all seasons.

EXCEPTION:

(1) Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge is closed.

PENALTY: $200.00 to $1,000.00.

12.23 CANADA GOOSE DAILY BAG AND POSSESSION RESTRICTIONS. It is unlawful to take or attempt to take more than two (2) Canada geese in any one day or to possess more geese than twice the daily bag limit.

EXCEPTION:

(1) The daily bag limit is five (5) Canada geese from Sept. 1-15, 2010 and the possession limit is twice the daily bag limit.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $1,000.00.

(7/26/2010)

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