Georgia’s ‘duck season’ coming up Saturday

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Time to dust off the decoys and get those retrievers ready because Georgia’s waterfowl season opens Saturday. The split season dates are Nov. 21-29 and Dec. 12 to Jan. 31.

“There is only one change in the regulations,” said state waterfowl biologist Greg Balkcom. “Bag limit for scaup has been reduced from two birds to one because of declines in the scaup breeding population.

“Georgia’s wetland waterfowl habitat should be in excellent condition because of recent rainfall,” he noted. “Beaver ponds and other natural wetlands should be at full pool over much of the state.”

To hunt waterfowl in Georgia, a hunting license, migratory bird license and a federal duck stamp (the latter is available at U.S. post offices). The Georgia Wildlife Resources Division also has made purchases easier with a Waterfowl Hunter Package at which includes everything needed.

Full migratory bird hunting regulations can be found at

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