Merritt Island National Wildlife by fjzhangxiaoquan

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									                Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
       2008-2009 Waterfowl Hunt Dates and Legal Shooting Times
Waterfowl and Coot Season
Open Season: First Phase- Nov. 22 - 30. Second Phase: Dec. 6 - Jan. 25. Youth Hunt
January 31 & February 1.

         Date Legal Shooting Time       Date    Legal Shooting Time
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November       22            6:22 AM               January        1             6:44AM
               23            6:23                                 3             6:44
               26            6:26                                 4             6:44
               27            6:26                                 7             6:45
               29            6:27                                 10            6:45
               30            6:28                                 11            6:45
                                                                  14            6:45
                                                                  17            6:44
December        6            6:32                                 18            6:44
                7            6:32                                 21            6:43
               10            6:35                                 24            6:42
               13            6:37                                 25            6:42
               14            6:37
               17            6:39
               20            6:40
               21            6:40                                 Youth Hunt
               24            6:42
               25            6:42                   January     31              6:39
               27            6:43                   February     1              6:39
               28            6:43
               31            6:44
*Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days. Children under the age of 16, supervised by an adult 18
years of age or older may hunt waterfowl and coot.

Bag Limit: The daily bag limit of ducks is six. The six-duck limit shall consist of no more
than four mallards (no more than 2 of which may be female) one black duck, one mottled
duck (Florida duck), one fulvous whistling duck, one pintail, two redheads, three wood
ducks, and four scoters. Daily bag limit on scaup is one through first 40 days (Jan. 5, 2009);
then two for the remainder of season (Jan 6-25, 2009). Canvasback season is closed. All
other species of duck (except harlequin ducks) may be taken up to the six-duck daily limit.
Taking or attempting to take brant or harlequin ducks is prohibited. Merganser-- Daily limit
is 5, only two of which may be a hooded merganser. The coot daily bag limit is 15. The
possession limit is two day’s bag limit. Light Geese (including snow, blue and Ross) are
closed on the Refuge.

								
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