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Hunting restricted at Otter Creek Marsh Wildlife Area refuge to non-waterfowl species

  • 12/16/2019 1:08:00 PM
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The 450-acre wildlife refuge section of Otter Creek Marsh Wildlife Area in Tama County is open for public use, including for hunting game species other than waterfowl, and for trapping.

Hunting waterfowl is not allowed at any time in a waterfowl refuge. The main purpose of the refuge is to provide a safe resting and feeding area for waterfowl.

The Otter Creek Marsh Wildlife Area is in the south duck and goose zone. Iowa’s goose season in the south zone reopens on Dec. 21. Hunters may not pursue Canada geese in the waterfowl refuge.  

All regulations, shooting hours, bag limits, and license and tag requirements apply during the respective seasons.