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MDC invites Missouri waterfowl hunters to a waterfowl season workshop on Jan. 30 in Columbia. Waterfowl workshops are free and offer hunters an opportunity to review waterfowl data and provide input on hunting seasons and zones for 2021–2025.
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MDC to host waterfowl season workshop in Columbia Jan. 30

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Jan 24, 2020

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites Missouri waterfowl hunters to upcoming public workshops where MDC staff will gather hunter input about duck season dates and zone boundary locations for the 2021–2025 hunting seasons. These workshops are free and no registration is required.

One of these workshops will take place in central Missouri, 7–9 p.m., on Jan. 30 at Riechmann Indoor Pavilion at Stephen’s Lake Park, 2300 E. Walnut St. in Columbia. For information, call (573) 815-7900.

Hunter input at workshops and hunter opinion surveys will be used to help establish Missouri’s future duck season dates and zones. Participants can review long-term data about weather, migration, habitat use, and harvest.

“The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service gives states the opportunity to change the number and location of duck zones every five years,” explained MDC Resource Scientist Doreen Mengel. “We’re holding these meetings to get hunter input as we plan Missouri’s 2021–2025 duck season dates and zone.”

MDC will host additional waterfowl season workshops throughout the state in coming weeks. For a complete list of workshop dates and locations, visit short.mdc.mo.gov/ZmA.

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