Waterfowl Migration Flyways and Opening Dates

Waterfowl Migration Flyways and Opening Dates

Duck season is under way in some areas of the country and on the horizon for others. The following are opening dates for the states in each flyway. Note that these are the earliest dates per state depending on the section that opens first.

While many states have two seasons, we are only listing the first opening date. Regardless, ALWAYS check official state regulations before you hunt anywhere in the Lower 48.

Pacific

Washington: October 13

Oregon: October 13

Idaho: October 13

California: October 6

Nevada: October 6

Utah: October 6

Arizona: October 6

Central

Montana: September 29

Wyoming: September 29

Colorado: October 6

North Dakota: September 22

South Dakota: September 29

Nebraska: October 29

Kansas: October 27

Oklahoma: November 3

Texas: November 10

New Mexico: October 27

Mississippi

Minnesota: September 22

Wisconsin: September 29

Michigan: September 29

Iowa: September 29

Illinois: October 20

Indiana: October 15

Ohio: October 13

Missouri: November 11

Kentucky: November 22

Tennessee: November 24

Arkansas: November 17

Mississippi: November 30

Louisiana: November 10

Alabama: November 17

Atlantic

Maine: September 24

Vermont: October 13

New Hampshire: October 2

New York: October 6

Massachusetts: October 8

Connecticut: November 10

Rhode Island: October 12

Pennsylvania: October 20

Maryland: October 13

Delaware: October 26

New Jersey: November 10

West Virginia: October 1

Virginia: November 21

North Carolina: November 10

South Carolina: November 17

Georgia: November 17

Florida: November 17