Monday, July 13, 2015

MDC announces early migratory bird hunting dates

Mourning doves, Eurasian collared doves (pictured), and white-winged doves may be taken from Sept. 1 through Nov. 9 from one half hour before sunrise to sunset with a combined daily limit of 15 and a combined possession limit of 45 for all three species.
Get 2015 dates, hours, and limits for dove, rail, snipe, teal, and woodcock.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announces the following 2015 hunting season dates, hours, and limits for early-migrating game birds.
Mourning doves, Eurasian collared doves, and white-winged doves may be taken fromSept. 1 through Nov. 9 from one half hour before sunrise to sunset with a combined daily limit of 15 and a combined possession limit of 45 for all three species.
Sora and Virginia rails may be taken from Sept. 1 through Nov. 9 from one half hour before sunrise to sunset with a combined daily limit of 25 and a combined possession limit of 75 for both species.
Wilson’s (Common) snipe may be taken from Sept. 1 through Dec. 16 from one half hour before sunrise to sunset with a daily limit of eight and a possession limit of 24.
Blue-winged, green-winged, and cinnamon teal may be taken from Sept 12 through Sept. 27 from sunrise to sunset with a combined daily limit of six and a combined possession limit of 18 for all three species.
American woodcock may be taken from Oct. 15 through Nov. 28 from one half hour before sunrise to sunset with a daily limit of three and a possession limit of nine.
Additional details about early migratory bird hunting regulations will be published in MDC’s “2015 Migratory Bird Hunting Digest” available later this summer where hunting permits are sold, at MDC offices and nature centers, and online at mdc.mo.gov.