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Hunting Migratory Game Birds

2016-17 Migratory Game Bird Regulations
Fees, Special Hunts, Migratory Game Bird Season Dates, Migratory Game Bird Hunting Regulations, Reporting Banded Ducks and Geese, DNR Wildlife Refuges, Areas Closed to Waterfowl Hunting, National Wildlife Refuges, Areas Closed to Canada Goose Hunting, Sunrise/Sunset Table, Trumpeter Swan Identification, Mourning Doves Information 

+ Areas Closed to Canada Goose Hunting
+ Banded Waterfowl
+ Developing Waterfowl Hunting Season Regulations
+ Duck and Goose Hunting Zones
+ Duck Management
+ Special September Canada Goose Seasons
+ Wood Duck Nest Boxes
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Migratory Seasons by Zone

North Zone
September Teal Sept 3 - 11
Ducks, Coots
& Mergansers
Sept 24 - Oct 2
Oct 15 - Dec 4
Youth Waterfowl Sept 17 - 18
Dark Geese Sept 24 - Oct 9
Oct 15 - Jan 4
Light Geese Sept 24 - Oct 9
Oct 15 - Jan 13

South Zone
September Teal Sept 3 - 11
Ducks, Coots
& Mergansers
Oct 1 - 5
Oct 22 - Dec 15
Youth Waterfowl Sept 24 - 25
Dark Geese Oct 1 - 9
Oct 22 - Jan 18
Light Geese Oct 1 - 9
Oct 22 - Jan 27

Missouri River
September Teal Sept 3 - 18
Ducks, Coots
& Mergansers
Oct 8 - 9
Oct 22 - Dec 18
Youth Waterfowl oct 1 - 2
Dark Geese oct 8 - 16
Oct 22 - Jan 18
Light Geese Oct 8 - 16
Oct 22 - Jan 27

Statewide Seasons
Doves Sept 1 - Nov 9
Snipe Sept 3 - Nov 30
Rails
(Sora & Virginia)
Sept 3 - Nov 11
Woodcock Oct 1 - Nov 14

Dark geese include Canada geese, brant & white-fronted geese.
Light geese include white & blue phase snow geese and Ross' geese.
Doves include mourning & Eurasian collared.

Light Geese Conservation Order 
Statewide: Jan 28 - Apr 15 
(additional regulations apply)

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

Migratory Game Bird Regulations.