Idaho waterfowl hunting rules, seasons tweaked

Excluding Zone 1 in Southeast Idaho, most of the state will open for waterfowl hunting a week later than last season — from Oct. 17 to Jan. 29. The youth hunt is Oct 3-4.

The season in Zone 1, in the Fort Hall area, is from Oct. 3 to Jan. 15. The youth hunt is Sept. 26-27.

The statewide daily bag limit is seven ducks — not more than two female mallards, three scaup, two redheads, two pintails and two canvasback.

Scaup season will be shorter than other duck species because of a smaller population.

The daily goose bag limit will be four Canada geese, 10 white-fronted geese and 20 light geese (snow and Ross’ geese). The possession limit will be three times the daily bag limit.

There will be an early Canada goose season to address crop damage in Bear Lake and Caribou counties and a portion of Bingham County within the Blackfoot Reservoir drainage.

The season is Sept. 1-15, with a daily bag limit of five and a possession limit of 15.

Complete waterfowl rules brochures will be available by mid-September at all license vendors, Fish and Game offices and