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MDC will be holding waterfowl season workshops on Jan. 28 at Harrisonville and on Jan. 29 in Excelsior Springs. Waterfowl hunters will be able to review waterfowl data and provide input on hunting seasons and zones for 2021-2025.

MDC to host waterfowl season workshops in the Kansas City region

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Kansas City
Jan 23, 2020

Kansas City, 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. Two workshops are upcoming in the Kansas City area. The workshops are free and no reservation is necessary.

A waterfowl season workshop is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28, in Harrisonville. The workshop will be held in the Cass County Sherriff’s Department training room, 2501 West Mechanic St. For information, call 660-885-6981 or 816-622-0900.

MDC will hold a waterfowl season workshop from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29, in Excelsior Springs. The workshop will be held at the Lake Doniphan Conference and Retreat Center, 12856 Doniphan Lake Road. 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 zones.”

MDC is also holding other waterfowl season workshops throughout Missouri in the coming weeks. For a complete list of workshop dates and locations, visit

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