OUTDOORS: Waterfowl season begins

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has announced 2014-15 waterfowl seasons.
For ducks in the North Zone, the dates are today through Dec. 7 and then again from Dec. 20-Jan. 25, 2015.
In the South Zone, dates are from today through Nov. 30 and Dec. 13-Jan. 25. In the High Plains, hunting was allowed yesterday through Jan. 25.
The daily bag limit is six ducks in the aggregate – to include no mare than five mallards (only two hens), three wood ducks, three scaup, two pintail, two redheads, one canvasback and one mottled duck.
The season for “dusky ducks” – mottled, Mexican and Mexican-like ducks – is closed for the first dive days of the regular season in each zone.
As for geese, light geese may be hunted in the Eastern Zone from Nov. 1-Jan. 25; Canada geese from today-Jan. 25; and white-fronted geese from today to Jan. 11.
The daily bag limit is 20 “light” geese, three Canada geese and two white-fronted geese.
The light geese conservation order runs from Jan. 26 to March 22, 2015.
Geese may be hunted in the Western Zone from today through Feb. 1 for all geese.
The daily bag limit is 20 “light” geese, five “dark” (Canada or white-fronted) geese, to include no more than one white-fronted geese. The light geese conservation order is from Feb. 2-March 22 in this zone.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. (Logo provided by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department)