Thursday, September 17, 2015

Early Duck Season Begins Saturday

Kentucky waterfowl hunters have additional days to pursue teal this month.

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.