2022-23 Migratory Bird hunting seasons announced

INDIANA – Indiana’s migratory bird hunting seasons for 2022-2023 have been submitted to the US Fish and Wildlife Service. These seasons include those for mourning doves, waterfowl (ducks, coots, mergansers, and geese), woodcock, snipe, and sora rails. The seasons are as follows:

The daily bag limit for all dark geese (i.e., Canada geese, white-fronted geese, and brant) in the aggregate is five, with no other limitations by species, meaning hunters can harvest any number of each species if the total does not exceed five per day; this is true throughout the entire season. The daily bag limit of five Canada geese no longer changes after September. The daily bag limit for light geese (snow and Ross’s geese) remains 20.

There are no changes in duck bag limits from 2021-22. This includes the scaup daily bag limit, which is one during the first 15 days of the season and two for the remainder of the season.