DNREC's Division of Fish and Wildlife is reminding waterfowlers that the last of three 2013-14 split seasons for hunting migratory ducks and Canada geese in Delaware re-opens Dec. 12-Jan. 25.
The daily limit of six ducks (excluding mergansers and coots) may include, in any combination, up to: four mallards, including no more than two hen mallards; one black duck; two pintail; two canvasback; three wood ducks; two redheads; two scaup, six teal; six shovelers; six gadwall; six wigeon; six goldeneye; six ring-necked ducks; six bufflehead; six ruddy ducks; one mottled duck; one fulvous whistling-duck; four scoters; six eiders; six long-tailed ducks. The possession limit is three times the daily limit. The season on harlequin ducks remains closed.
In order to hunt, Delaware residents age 16 through 64 are required to purchase a Delaware hunting license; a Delaware junior license is required for ages 13 through 15. Some license requirements differ for non-resident hunters.