August 31, 2007 at 11:03am
Hey bloodline, remind me not to hunt next to you. According to your theory, you can legally take in one hunt 6 gray ducks, 6 wigeon, 6 teal, 6 spoonbills, 6 whistling ducks, plus a combination of 6 mallards, pintail, woodduck, etc.?????? None of these have a specific limit listed.
Quoted from the LDWF website:
"The daily bag limit on ducks is six and may include no more than four mallards (no more than two of which may be females), two canvasbacks, one pintail, three mottled ducks, one black duck, two wood ducks, two scaup and two redheads."
See where it clearly says daily limit on ducks is 6 (ducks meaning all species of waterfowl), not 6 of each species. It has a key word AND (which means that OF THOSE SIX DUCKS IN YOUR LIMIT) there are specific restrictions on the particular species listed. IF you read, you will note that where the law INTENDED to allow hunters specifically more of a particular species, they wrote it out in detail.
"In addition to the daily bag limit for ducks, the daily bag limit for mergansers is five, only two of which may be a hooded merganser."
IN ADDITION to the daily limit of ducks, a hunter may take 15 coots.
If you believe there is any way whatsoever you can legally take 18 or 24 ducks in one day you are nuts, and your game warden buddy too. Just have your bond money ready...