08/08/12 The 2012 early migratory bird season dates have been submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service by the Indiana DNR as listed below.

As in other years, these dates are not final until the USFWS approves them, which typically happens by the end of August. The season dates fall within the framework provided by USFWS, so no changes are anticipated. The DNR will announce when it has received notice of approval or change.

Indiana’s requested seasons have never been altered by USFWS after submission; however, there is always the slight possibility of change; therefore, the dates below should not be interpreted as final.

Bag limit, possession limit and licensing information is at hunting.IN.gov.

–Mourning Doves
Statewide, 15-bird bag/30-bird possession limit: Sept. 1–Oct. 23 & Nov. 9–25

–Sora Rails
Statewide, 25-bird bag/25-bird possession limit: Sept. 1–Nov. 9

Statewide, three-bird bag/six-bird possession limit: Oct. 15–Nov. 28

–Common Snipe
Statewide, eight-bird bag/16-bird possession limit: Sept. 1–Dec. 16

–September Teal
Statewide, four-bird bag/eight-bird possession limit, blue- and green-winged teal only: Sept. 1–16

–Canada Geese
Statewide, five-bird bag/10-bird possession limit: Sept. 1–15