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Associated Press, Published August 29 2013

North Dakota limits increased for waterfowl season

BISMARCK — North Dakota's Game and Fish Department approved new regulations that will allow hunters to shoot more geese, ducks and other migratory birds this season.

Hunters will be able to kill eight Canada geese per day, with a possession limit of 24, except in the Missouri River zone where the daily limit is five and possession limit 15, the Bismarck Tribune reported.

Limits for light geese also increase this fall with a daily limit of 50 and no possession limit, according to the new regulations.

The kill daily limit for ducks remains at six, but the possession limit increased to 18.

Opening day for North Dakota residents is Sept. 21 for ducks, geese, coots and mergansers. Nonresidents may begin hunting waterfowl in North Dakota Sept. 28. The season for swans opens Sept. 28 for both residents and nonresidents.

The hunting season for Canada geese in the Missouri River zone will close Dec. 27, while the remainder of the state will close Dec. 21.

The special youth waterfowl hunting season is Sept. 14-15.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com

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