Waterfowl Season Opened Saturday

Ducks opened Oct 24th until Dec 6th for the first season in Seneca County. Canada goose season also opened Oct 24th and go until Nov 21. NYS DEC has a very informational migratory game bird pdf that includes a waterfowl hunter’s code of ethics, some guidelines for waterfowl consumption, license requirements, shipping information, etc. Of particular interest to wild harvest feasting is a short section that reads as follows:

“The NYS Department of Health recommends:
• You eat no mergansers.
• You remove all fat and skin from waterfowl before cooking.
• You discard stuffing after cooking waterfowl.
• You eat no more than two waterfowl per month.”

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