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Be aware of duck season changes
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Duck season dates are Nov. 23-Dec. 1 and Dec. 12-Jan. 31. - photo by Photo submitted

SOCIAL CIRCLE —With waterfowl hunting season opening Nov. 23, duck hunters should make note of some changes in this year’s hunting regulations, according to experts with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). 

“There are three big changes in the waterfowl hunting regulations this year” said WRD state waterfowl biologist Greg Balkcom. “The waterfowl season now has a fixed ending date of January 31, the bag limit on mallards has been reduced to two, and the hunting season frameworks — the season length and total bag limits — are now set based on the combined status of four species, not just the status of Eastern Mallards.”

Duck season dates are Nov. 23-Dec. 1  and Dec. 12-Jan. 31. 

Full migratory bird hunting regulations can be found at