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Arizona - 2016-17 Season

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AreaDatesNotes
Desert ZoneOct 21 - Jan 29Parts of Units 6 & 8 within Yavapai County and Units 10 & 12B through 46B
Desert Zone (Scaup)Nov 5 - Jan 29Scaup may only be taken on these dates
Mountain ZoneOct 7 - Jan 15Units 1-5, 7, 9, 11M, 12A, and parts of Units 6 & 8 within Coconino County
Mountain Zone (Scaup)Oct 22 - Jan 15Scaup may only be taken on these dates
Desert Youth HuntFeb 4 - Feb 5Open to hunters ages 10-17. Any valid license required for ages 10-15; valid AZ license & duck stamp required for ages 16 and older. Hunters under age 10 need not be licensed if accompanied by a licensed adult.
Mountain Youth HuntOct 1 - Oct 2"
Desert Falconry-onlyJan 30 - Feb 2Falconers may hunt ducks, mergansers, coots, and common moorhens
Mountain Falconry-onlyOct 3 - Oct 6"

Additional Information

Bag LimitSpecies/SeasonDaily Limit
Possession limit: 2 times daily bag limit
Ducks7 per day not to include more than:
  • 2 redheads
  • 2 pintails
  • 2 hen mallards or Mexican-like ducks
  • 3 scaup
  • 2 canvasbacks
Coots & Common Moorhens25
Snow, Blue, Ross' Geese10
Canada, White-fronted Geese4
YouthDaily Limit: Same as general season
Possession Limit: Two (2) times daily limit
Falconry3 birds
Hunting TimesAreaTimes
Statewide1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
Arms & AmmoWeapon typeDetails
ArcheryCrossbow or Bow & arrow
ShotgunMust be incapable of holding more than three shells
FalconryPermitted