Biologist Ted Nichol's annual article on Migratory Bird Season Information and Population Status has been posted with information about the 2018-2019 migratory bird seasons. Detailed information on the population status of the state's waterfowl species and how the waterfowl seasons are affected is provided.
Notable highlights include:
The pintail daily bag limit was increased to 2 birds.
The black duck daily bag limit will remain at 2 birds, similar to last year.
The season for woodcock will be longer than previous years since states like New Jersey with statutory Sunday hunting closures were given compensatory days by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.