The Missouri Department of Conservation will host public workshops during March and April to gather hunter input about duck season dates and zone boundary locations. The Department plans to establish duck season dates and zone boundaries that will be in place for the 2011 through 2015 hunting seasons. Come and voice your opinion at any of the 15 Duck Season Dates and Zone Boundaries Workshops to be held around the state in March and April.
Because ducks and other waterfowl migrate across state and international boundaries, ultimate responsibility for their management rests in the hands of federal officials. Missouri’s duck season length and bag limits are based on federal frameworks. Each year, states find out if they may have a liberal, moderate or restrictive duck season based on guidance provided by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This year, MDC will determine duck season dates for the next five years that will apply in the event of liberal, moderate and restrictive duck seasons. This approach will help hunters plan for upcoming seasons by knowing the timing of duck seasons earlier. States also can modify zone boundaries and consider options for a split season every five years.
The Conservation Department wants to know how hunters feel about duck season dates and zone boundary locations that have been in place for the past five years and what they would like to see for the next five years. Duck Season Dates and Zone Boundaries Workshops will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on the following dates and locations. Details about the workshops are available by calling the number listed for each workshop.
Locations, Dates, and Phone Numbers