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Backpeddler
08-05-2003, 08:23 AM
Highlights of the proposed late-season frameworks follow:

Atlantic Flyway- (Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia)

Ducks- A hunting season of not more than 60 days (30 days each for pintails and canvasbacks) between September 27, 2003, and January 25, 2004. The proposed daily bag limit is six and may include no more than four mallards (two hens), two wood ducks, three scaup, two redheads, one black duck, one pintail, one mottled duck, one fulvous whistling duck, one canvasback, and four scoters. The proposed daily bag limit of mergansers is five, only one of which may be a hooded merganser. The season on harlequin ducks is closed.

Geese- For light geese, states may select a 107-day season between October 1, 2003 and March 10, 2004, with a daily bag limit of 15 geese and no possession limit. For Atlantic Population Canada geese, the season this year will allow portions of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Vermont and New York to hold a 45-day season between the October 25, 2003, and January 31, 2004 with a two-bird daily bag limit. Delaware, Maryland and Virginia will be allowed to hold a 45-day season in Atlantic Population areas between November 15, 2003 and January 31, 2004, with a one-bird daily bag limit. In Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Long Island, New York, a 45-day season on North Atlantic Population Canada geese is proposed between October 1, 2003 and January 31, 2004, with a two-bird daily bag limit. Special or experimental seasons and regular seasons to harvest resident and other populations of migratory Canada geese are authorized in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, and West
Virginia. For Atlantic brant, the season length may be 60 days with a daily bag limit of three.