Arizona Duck Hunting Season 2016-2017

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Arizona Duck hunting season – 2016-17

Click here for the Arizona Duck hunting Season regulatory agency website.

Area Dates Notes
Desert Zone Oct 21 – Jan 29 Parts of Units 6 & 8 within Yavapai County and Units 10 & 12B through 46B
Desert Zone (Scaup) Nov 5 – Jan 29 Scaup may only be taken on these dates
Mountain Zone Oct 7 – Jan 15 Units 1-5, 7, 9, 11M, 12A, and parts of Units 6 & 8 within Coconino County
Mountain Zone (Scaup) Oct 22 – Jan 15 Scaup may only be taken on these dates
Desert Youth Hunt Feb 4 – Feb 5 Open to hunters ages 10-17. Any valid license required for ages 10-15; valid AZ license & duck stamp required for ages 16 and older. Hunters under age 10 need not be licensed if accompanied by a licensed adult.
Mountain Youth Hunt Oct 1 – Oct 2
Desert Falconry-only Jan 30 – Feb 2 Falconers may hunt ducks, mergansers, coots, and common moorhens
Mountain Falconry-only Oct 3 – Oct 6

Additional Information of Arizona Duck Hunting Season

Bag Limit Species/Season Daily Limit
Possession limit: 2 times daily bag limit
Ducks 7 per day not to include more than:

  • 2 redheads
  • 2 pintails
  • 2 hen mallards or Mexican-like ducks
  • 3 scaup
  • 2 canvasbacks
Coots & Common Moorhens 25
Snow, Blue, Ross’ Geese 10
Canada, White-fronted Geese 4
Youth Daily Limit: Same as general season
Possession Limit: Two (2) times daily limit
Falconry 3 birds
Hunting Times Area Times
Statewide 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
Arms & Ammo Weapon type Details
Archery Crossbow or Bow & arrow
Shotgun Must be incapable of holding more than three shells
Falconry Permitted

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