The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission has set the late season migratory bird hunting season dates for ducks, geese, swans, and coots.
Federal survey results show that habitat conditions and population numbers are generally very good for migratory birds—all duck numbers are 35 percent above the long-term average, with mallard numbers 22 percent above the long-term average, and pintail numbers up 26 percent from last year.
Here are the 2011 waterfowl hunting season dates:
For more information on Montana's 2011 waterfowl hunting, including how to find a good hunting spot, go to the waterfowl hunting guide on the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov and click on the hunt planner. The 2011 migratory bird regulations are also available on fwp.mt.gov on the Hunting page.