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Commission Approves Iowa Migratory Game Bird Seasons

The 2016-17 migratory game bird seasons were approved Thursday by the Natural Resource Commission of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

2016-17 Seasons

Ducks, Mergansers and Coots

North Zone: Sept. 24-Oct. 2; and Oct. 15-Dec. 4

South Zone: Oct. 1-5; and Oct. 22-Dec. 15

Missouri River Zone: Oct. 8-9; and Oct. 22-Dec. 18

 

Special September Teal

North Zone: Sept. 3-11

South Zone: Sept. 3-11

Missouri River Zone: Sept. 3-18

 

Youth Waterfowl

North Zone: Sept. 17-18

South Zone: Sept. 24-25

Missouri River Zone: Oct. 1-2

 

Dark Geese- Canada Geese, Brant and White-fronted Geese

North Zone: Sept. 24-Oct. 9; and Oct. 15-Jan. 4, 2017

South Zone: Oct. 1-9; and Oct. 22-Jan. 18, 2017

Missouri River Zone: Oct. 8-16; Oct. 22-Jan. 18, 2017

 

Light Geese – White and Blue-phase Snow Geese and Ross’ Geese

North Zone: Sept. 24-Oct. 9; and Oct. 15-Jan. 13, 2017

South Zone: Oct. 1-9; and Oct. 22-Jan. 27, 2017

Missouri River Zone: Oct. 8-16; and Oct. 22-Jan. 27, 2017

 

Statewide

Doves: Sept. 1-Nov. 9

Woodcock: Oct. 1-Nov. 14

Snipe: Sept. 3-Nov. 30

Rail – Virginia and Sora: Sept. 3-Nov. 11

 

Special September Canada Goose Season in designated zones around Des Moines, Cedar Rapids/Iowa City and Cedar Falls/Waterloo: Sept. 3-11

Light Goose Conservation Order – White and Blue-phase Snow Geese and Ross’ Geese: Jan. 28-April 15, 2017

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