Alaska Duck Hunting Season 2016- 2017

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Alaska Duck Hunting Season – 2016-17

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Unit Dates Notes
Southeast (SE) Sep 16 – Dec 31 Units 1-4
Gulf Coast (GC) Sep 1 – Dec 16 Units 5-7, 9, 10 (Unimak Island only), 14-16
Pribilof/Aleutian (PA) Oct 8 – Jan 22 Unit 10 (except Unimak Island)
Kodiak (K) Oct 8 – Jan 22 Unit 8
North (N) Sep 1 – Dec 16 Unit 11-13, 17-26

Additional Information of Alaska Duck Hunting Season

Bag Limit Bird Limit
Daily / In Possession
Ducks No more than 2 canvasbacks daily, 6 in possession.

  • SE: 7 / 21
  • GC: 8 / 24
  • PA: 7 / 21
  • K: 7 / 21
  • N: 10 / 30
Sea Ducks
Residents
No more than 6 harlequin and long-tailed ducks daily, 12 in possession. Season is closed on Steller’s and spectacled eiders.

  • SE: 10 / 20
  • GC: 10 / 20
  • PA: 10 / 20
  • K: 10 / 20
  • N: 10 / 30
Sea Ducks
Nonresidents
May not take or possess more than 20 sea ducks per season, including no more than 4 of any duck species.

  • SE: 7 / 20
  • GC: 8 / 20
  • PA: 7 / 20
  • K: 7 / 20
  • N: 10 / 20
Canada Geese
  • SE: 4 / 12
  • GC: 4 / 12
  • PA: 6 / 18
  • K: 1 / 2
  • N: 4 / 12
White-fronted Geese
  • SE: 4 / 12
  • GC: 4 / 12
  • PA: 6 / 18
  • K: 4 / 12
  • N: 4 / 12
White Geese
  • SE: 6 / 18
  • GC: 6 / 18
  • PA: 6 / 18
  • K: 6 / 18
  • N: 6 / 18
Brant
  • SE: 3 / 9
  • GC: 3 / 9
  • PA: 3 / 9
  • K: 3 / 9
  • N: 3 / 9
Emperor Geese NO OPEN SEASON
Tundra Swans Only in Units 17, 18, 22, 23 in the North zone.
Limit 3 swans per permit.
Hunting Times Area Times
Statewide 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
Arms & Ammo Type Details
Archery No restrictions
Shotguns Must be 10 gauge or smaller, incapable of holding more than three shells
Shot Must be non-toxic, size T or smaller
Falconry Must have a falconry permit. Limit 3 daily, 9 in possession.

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