© St. Petersburg Times, published September 20, 2002
Florida's early waterfowl season begins Saturday and runs through Wednesday. During this short period, hunters can shake off some of the rust from a long summer, but there are limitations.
Only blue-winged teal, green-winged teal and wood ducks are legal during this time. In some portions of Lake Seminole in Jackson County, it is legal to bag Canada geese. The four-duck daily bag limit may consist of no more than two wood ducks. The possession limit for ducks is eight. Shooting hours during the early season are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset.
For more information on duck hunting regulations, go to www.wildflorida.org.
FISHING TOURNAMENT POSTPONED: Billy's Stone Crab Blue Water Fishing tournament has been postponed a week because of Tropical Storm Isidore. The captain's meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at Billy's Stone Crab in Tierra Verde. Call (727) 542-3900 for details.