Duck Seasons And Zones Approved By Natural Resource Commission
Date posted - August 15, 2012
Changes of note include adding a third waterfowl hunting zone along the Missouri River, reducing the size of Canada goose closed hunting zones in certain counties, and increasing the daily bag limit for scaup.
A third waterfowl hunting zone was established inIowathis year. This new Missouri River Zone includes the lands and waters inIowathat are west of I-29 and north of Hwy. 175. Excluding this change, the North and South Waterfowl Hunting Zones remain the same as they have been in recent years. The duck and goose hunting season dates in the Missouri River Zone are different from the North and South Zones.
Canada Goose Closed Hunting Zones in Worth and Winnebago counties, Monona and Woodbury counties, Van Buren County, Bremer County, and Butler County have been reduced in size. New closed hunting zone maps can be found at: www.iowadnr.gov/huntingregs
The scaup limit was raised from 2 to 4 per day.
Ducks, Mergansers, Coots: Sept. 22-26 and Oct. 13-Dec. 6
Youth Waterfowl: Oct. 6-7
CanadaGeese, Brant: Sept. 29-Jan. 4
Ducks, Mergansers, Coots: Sept. 22-26 and Oct. 20-Dec. 13
Youth Waterfowl: Oct. 13-14
CanadaGeese, Brant: Oct. 6-Jan. 11
New: Missouri River Zone
Ducks, Mergansers, Coots: Sept. 22-26 and Oct. 27-Dec. 20
Youth Waterfowl: Oct. 20-21
CanadaGeese, Brant: Oct. 13-Jan.18
Doves: Sept. 1-Nov. 9
For a complete list of all the migratory game bird hunting seasons, bag limits, hunting zones, maps and regulations, go to www.iowadnr.gov/Hunting/MigratoryGameBirds.aspx
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