Thursday, September 17, 2015
Early Duck Season Begins Saturday
A teal-only season implemented in 2014 runs from Sept. 24 through Sept. 27.
A combined wood duck and teal season opens Sept. 19 and closes Sept. 23.
The opening day of the combined wood duck and teal season used to be on a Wednesday, but KDFWR moved it to Saturday this year to give hunters two weekends afield.
Hunters may harvest up to six teal a day during the experimental teal-only season. They will likely see blue-winged teal in Kentucky, but occasionally green-winged teal come through the state.
Cinnamon teal are rare in Kentucky as they are native to the western United States. Blue-winged teal are the second most abundant duck species in North America behind mallard ducks.