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Montana - 2015-16 Season

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Season/FlywayDatesNotes
Duck & Coot
Pacific
Oct 3 - Jan 10
Jan 16 - Jan 20
Scaup season closes September 27.
Pacific Flyway comprises Hill, Chouteau, Cascade, Meagher, Park Counties and all counties west
Duck & Coot
Central
Zone 1
Oct 3 - Jan 7Central Flyway comprises Blaine, Carbon, Fergus, Judith Basin, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Wheatland Counties and all counties east
Duck & Coot
Central
Zone 1
Falconry
Sep 23 - Jan 7"
Duck & Coot
Central
Zone 2
Oct 3 - Oct 11
Oct 24 - Jan 19
Big Horn (where the Bighorn River is the line between Yellowstone and Treasure counties, the Zone 1 and 2 boundary shall be northerly along State Hwy 47 to its junction with then north along the section lines on the east side of Sections 30 and 31 to the Yellowstone River), Custer, Prairie, Rosebud and Treasure Counties
Duck & Coot
Central
Zone 2
Falconry
Sep 23 - Oct 11
Oct 24 - Jan 19
"
TealOct 3 - Oct 11Both Central and Pacific Flyways
Goose
Pacific
Oct 3 - Jan 10
Jan 16 - Jan 20
Goose
Central
Zone S
Oct 3 - Oct 11
Oct 24 - Jan 27
Carbon, Yellowstone, Big Horn, Treasure, Rosebud, Custer and Prairie Counties
Goose
Central
Zone N
Oct 3 - Jan 10
Jan 16 - Jan 20
Central Flyway counties other than those in Zone S for geese
Youth WeekendSep 26 - Sep 27Open statewide to youth ages 12 (by Jan 16, 2015) to 15

Additional Information

Bag LimitSpecies/SeasonDaily Limit
Possession limit: 3 times daily bag limit
Ducks
Pacific Flyway
7, including no more than:
  • 2 hen mallards
  • 2 pintails
  • 2 redheads
  • 2 canvasback
  • 3 scaup*
*Scaup season closes Dec 27
Ducks
Central Flyway
6, including no more than:
  • 5 mallards (max. 2 female)
  • 3 wood ducks
  • 2 hooded mergansers
  • 2 pintails
  • 2 redheads
  • 2 canvasback
  • 3 scaup
Teal
Central Flyway
2 blue-winged teal
Coots15
Light Geese
(Snow, Blue & Ross's)
20
Dark Geese
(All other geese)
5
Tundra Swan1, by special permit only
Falconry2 birds daily. Generally open during regular gun seasons except as otherwise noted.
Hunting TimesAreaTimes
Statewide1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
Arms & AmmoTypeDetails
Shotgun10 gauge or smaller, incapable of holding more than three shells. Fired from the shoulder.
ShotMust be non-toxic
FalconryPermitted
ArcheryLong, recurve or compound bow & arrow