MDC offering waterfowl workshops in St. Louis region this March to give input on upcoming seasons

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ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites waterfowl hunters in its St. Louis region to either of two public workshops in March to gather hunter input about duck season dates and zone boundary locations for the 2021-2025 seasons. These workshops, being held in Elsberry and St. Charles, are part of a series of similar public workshops MDC is hosting this winter around the state.

Participants will have the opportunity to review long-term waterfowl data about weather, migration, habitat use, harvest, and hunter opinions, and discuss their season date and zone preferences with other hunters and MDC staff. MDC will use hunter input gathered through the workshops, combined with hunter opinion surveys, to establish Missouri’s 2021-2025 duck season dates and zones.

“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.”

The following 2020 waterfowl workshops will be held in the St. Louis region from 7-9 p.m.

  • MARCH 3 IN ELSBERRY: American Legion, 111 Legion Drive, 636-441-4554
  • MARCH 4 IN ST. CHARLES: Wapelhorst Park Gould Upper Level, 1875 Muegge Road, 636-441-4554

No reservations are necessary. Call the related phone number for more information.

For more information, visit the MDC website at