REELFOOT LAKE, TENNESSEE

THE FAMOUS QUAKE LAKE

WATERFOWL SEASON AND BAG LIMITS

2016-2107 SEASON


Species
Statewide Duck Zone
(the remainder of the state outside
the Reelfoot Lake Duck Zone)
Reelfoot Duck Zone
(the lands and waters within the
boundaries of Reelfoot Lake WMA only)
Daily Bag Limit
Possession Limit
Ducks
Coots
Mergansers

STATEWIDE DUCK ZONE
Nov. 26- 27, 2016
Dec. 3, 2016- Jan. 29, 2017

REELFOOT DUCK ZONE
Nov. 12-13, 2016
Dec. 3, 2016- Jan. 29, 2017
Ducks: The daily bag limit of ducks is 6, and may include no more than 4 mallards (no more than 2 of which may be female), 3 scaup, 3 wood ducks, 2 pintails, 2 redheads, 2 canvasbacks, 1 black duck.
Coots: 15
Mergansers: 5 (only 2 of which may be hooded mergansers)
The maximum number of birds that could have legally been taken in 3 days, except on opening day and the second day of the season when the possession limit is the daily bag limit, respectively.
Youth Waterfowl Hunting Season*
(for youths 6-15 years of age)

STATE DUCK ZONE
Feb. 4, 2017 &
Feb. 11, 2017

REELFOOT DUCK ZONE
Feb. 4, 2017 &
Feb. 11, 2017
*Federal Regulations allow only youth waterfowl hunters from 6-15 years of age to participate. An adult at least 21 years of age must accompany the youth hunter into the field and must remain in a position to take immediate control of the hunting device. Multiple youths may be accompanied by a single qualifying adult. The adult accompanying the youth hunter may not hunt ducks but may participate in other open seasons. Geese, coots, gallinules, moorhens, and ducks may be taken by youths during the Youth Waterfowl Season. WMA's with special closing times are open all day, each day of the Youth Waterfowl Season.
 

 

 

Species
Standard Season
Light Goose
Conservation Season*
Daily Bag Limit
Possession Limit
Blue, Snow &
Ross' Geese
(Light Geese)
Standard federal regulations apply (unplugged shotguns and electronic calls NOT allowed)
Nov. 26-27, 2016
Dec. 3, 2016- Feb. 11, 2017
The following provisions apply during the Light Goose Conservation Season only: Unplugged shotguns, electronic calls, shooting from 30 minutes before official sunrise until 30 minutes after official sunset, no daily bag or possession limit.
Feb. 12- Mar. 10, 2017
Standard season: 20
Conservation season: no limit
There is no possession limit for blue, snow and ross' geese except on opening day and the second when the possession limit is the daily bag limit and two times the daily bag limit, respectively.
White-Fronted Geese
Nov. 26-27, 2016
Dec. 3, 2016- Feb. 11, 2017
-
2
The maximum number of birds that could have legally been taken in 3 days, except on opening day and the second day of the season when the possession limit is the daily bag limit and two times the daily bag limit, respectively.
Brant
Nov. 26- 27, 2016
Dec. 3- Jan. 29, 2017
-
2
- See more at: http://tn.gov/twra/article/waterfowl-seasons-and-bag-limits#sthash.L3Rk35sc.dpuf


2016-2017 SMALL GAME HUNTING SEASON

Fall Squirrel Aug.27 Feb.28 10
Spring Squirrel May 13 June 11 10
Grouse Oct. 8 Feb.28 3
Rabbit Nov. 5 Feb.28 5
Quail Nov. 5 Feb. 28 6
Species Opens Closes Daily Bag
Dove

Sept. 1

Oct.  8

Dec. 8

Sept. 28

Oct.  30

Jan. 15

15

15

15

Woodcock Oct. 29 Dec. 12 3
Wilson Snipe Nov. 14 Feb.28 8
Crow (Fri. /Sat./Sun.) June 1 Feb. 28 No Limit
Canada Goose (early season) Sept. 1 Sept. 15 5
Wood Duck/Teal (not to exceed 2 wood ducks) Sept. 10  Sept. 14 6
Teal only Sept. 15 Sept. 18 6

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