Special Management Areas

Special Management Areas for hunting ducks and geese like snows, ross', specklebelly, brant and other geese and ducks.The Waterfowl Zone in which you are hunting determines the seasons, bag limits, and possession limits. One of the zones has several Special Management Areas (SMA). In a few SMAs, there are special seasons for hunting certain geese like snows and brant. In others, waterfowl seasons are delayed, closed, or close early. Finally, the daily bag and possession limits are often affected. For the specifics, follow the links below.

Special Management Areas

There are at least seven SMAs that affect hunting for Ducks and Geese. Follow the links below for special rules for hunting seasons, bag limits, and possession limits. You’ll also find legal boundaries, maps, and links to public hunting areas.

  1. Northern Brant SMA.
  2. Balance of State Brant SMA.
  3. Humboldt Bay/ South Spit SMA.
  4. Imperial County SMA.
  5. Martis Creek Lake SMA.
  6. Morro Bay SMA.
  7. North Coast SMA.
  8. Sacramento Valley SMA.

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