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2022-2023 Georgia Duck Season Dates & Information

Waterfowl hunters can now start planning for the 2022-2023 Georgia duck and goose seasons, as the Board of Natural Resources recently approved all of the state’s migratory bird seasons. Waterfowl seasons saw little change with one exception.

“The second split for duck season will begin the first Saturday after December 5, and end on the last Sunday in January,” said Tina Johannsen, Assistant Chief of the WRD Game Management Section. “This change avoids starting the season on a day other than Saturday, thereby maximizing hunters’ weekend opportunities each year.” 

With that, here are Georgia’s 2022-2023 duck and goose season dates.

2022-2023 Waterfowl Season Dates

Canada Goose Season

  • September 3-25, 2022
  • October 8-23, 2022
  • November 19–27, 2022
  • December 10, 2022 – January 29, 2023

BAG LIMIT: 5 per day, 15 in possession

Snow & White-Fronted Goose Season

  • October 8-23, 2022
  • November 19–27, 2022
  • December 10, 2022 – January 29, 2023

BAG LIMIT: 5 per day, 15 in possession

September Teal Season

  • September 10-25, 2022

BAG LIMIT: 6 per day, 18 in possession

Duck Season

  • November 19-27, 2022
  • December 10, 2022 -January 29, 2023

DUCK BAG LIMIT: 6 per day, 18 in possession (see species bag limits below)

MERGANSER BAG LIMIT: 5 per day (only 2 hooded), 15 in possession (only 6 hooded)

SEA DUCKS BAG LIMIT: 5 per day, 15 in possession (see species bag limits below).
Sea ducks count towards the total bag limit of 6 ducks except in the Sea Duck Zone, which is defined as tidal waters greater than 1 mile offshore.

COOT BAG LIMIT: 15 per day, 45 in possession

Duck Species Daily Bag Limits: 1 Black or Mottled Duck, 2 Canvasback, 1 Fulvous Whistling Duck, 2 Mallards (only 1 may be a hen), 1 Pintail, 2 Redheads, 1 Scaup, 3 Wood Ducks. Possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.

Sea Duck Daily Bag Limits: 4 Eiders, 4 Long-tailed Ducks, 4 Scoters. Possession limit is three times the daily bag limit.

Youth, Veteran, and Active-Duty Military Waterfowl Days

  • November 12-13, 2022

On these two days, veterans, active-duty military, and youth (16 and under) may hunt ducks, Canada geese and mergansers. Youth must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years of age (only the youth may hunt, unless the adult is a veteran or active-duty military).

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