RALEIGH, N.C. (August 30, 2011) – The N.C Wildlife Resources Commission has set season dates, bag limits and applicable regulations for the 2011-12 seasons.
Of special note this year is the addition of a second Youth Waterfowl Day. In recent years, the Commission has chosen the Saturday after the end of the duck season as the Youth Waterfowl Day. However, with recent changes to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service guidelines, a second Youth Waterfowl Day will be offered. Youth Waterfowl Days this season will be Dec. 10, 2011 and Feb. 4, 2012.
Working within mandatory frameworks established by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Commission set the following regulations:
a) Conventional bag: 6 ducks with no more than 4 scoters, 4 mallards with no more than 2 hen mallards, 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 2 scaup, 2 pintails, 1 black or mottled duck (season closed until November 19), 1 canvasback, or 1 fulvous whistling duck.