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Waterfowl Zones and Seasons Topic of DNR Listening Sessions

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is holding six meetings across the state to receive input from waterfowl hunters on waterfowl zones and seasons.

 “States have the ability to review their zones and boundaries every five years. This is an opportunity for us to revisit this and decide if we want to make any changes to our boundaries or seasons structure,” said Orrin Jones, state waterfowl biologist for the Iowa DNR.

Six two-hour meetings are scheduled across the state and each meeting begins at 6 p.m.

  •          Burlington,  October 27, Starr’s Cave Nature Center, 11627 Starr’s Cave Road
  •          Red Oak, October 28, Red Coach Inn/Restaurant, 1200 Senate Avenue
  •          Onawa, October 29, Public Library, 707 Iowa Avenue
  •          Ames, November 4, Forest Nursery, 2404 South Duff Avenue
  •          Okoboji, November 5, Dickinson County Nature Center, 2279 170th Street
  •          Cedar Rapids, November 10, Wickiup Hill Nature Center, 10260 Morris Hills Road

Hunter input will be included in a December proposal to the Natural Resource Commission of the Iowa DNR, for discussion and review prior to being sent to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service before a May deadline.

Hunters may also provide their input by sending an email to