Duck Seasons, Zones Approved by Natural Resource Commission
Posted: 08/14/2012
The Natural Resource Commission of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources approved the migratory game bird hunting seasons, zones and regulations during its Aug. 9 meeting. 

Changes of note include adding a third waterfowl hunting zone along the Missouri River, reducing the size of Canada goose closed hunting zones in certain counties, and increasing the daily bag limit for scaup.

CHANGES

SEASONS
North Zone
Ducks, Mergansers, Coots: Sept. 22-26 and Oct. 13-Dec. 6
Youth Waterfowl: Oct. 6-7
Canada Geese, Brant: Sept. 29-Jan. 4

South Zone
Ducks, Mergansers, Coots: Sept. 22-26 and Oct. 20-Dec. 13
Youth Waterfowl: Oct. 13-14
Canada Geese, Brant: Oct. 6-Jan. 11

New: Missouri River Zone
Ducks, Mergansers, Coots: Sept. 22-26 and Oct. 27-Dec. 20
Youth Waterfowl: Oct. 20-21
Canada Geese, Brant: Oct. 13-Jan.18

Statewide
Doves: Sept. 1-Nov. 9

For a complete list of all the migratory game bird hunting seasons, bag limits, hunting zones, maps and regulations, go to www.iowadnr.gov/Hunting/MigratoryGameBirds.aspx