JACKSON - The fall's first duck hunting opportunity for Mississippi will begin when early teal season opens on Sept. 14 and will last until Sept. 29.

Teal season is growing in popularity as hunters are learning how fun it can be to break out their decoys and calls to watch blue-winged teal sail through the air. Hunters need to make sure their hunting license is current for the 2013-14 hunting season, complete with Harvest Information Program (HIP) certification for Mississippi. Hunters also need to purchase state and federal waterfowl stamps.

Rail seasons also open September 14 and will close Nov. 22. Birds included in these seasons are king, clapper, sora, and Virginia rails, as well as moorhens, and gallinules.

The daily bag limit for clapper and king rails is 15 singly or in aggregate, and the possession limit is 45 singly or in aggregate. The daily bag limit for moorhens and gallinules is 15 singly or in aggregate, and the possession limit is 45 singly or in aggregate.

The daily bag limit for Virginia and sora rails is 25 singly or in aggregate, and the possession limit is 75 singly or in aggregate.