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Meetings set to discuss waterfowl season, zone structure for 2021-2025

  • 9/19/2019 2:16:00 PM
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The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has scheduled five meetings across the state in October to present its proposed waterfowl season and zone structure for the 2021-2025 waterfowl hunting seasons.

Staff will present information including the results from the statewide hunter survey, the federal rules and guidelines that govern waterfowl hunting and the proposed season and zone structure.

All meetings are scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Meetings are scheduled for:

  • Oct. 14, Three Mile Lake Lodge, near Afton
  • Oct. 15, Washington County Conservation Education Center, near Ainsworth
  • Oct. 16, Oelwein Community Plaza, in Oelwein
  • Oct. 22, Story County Conservation Center, McFarland Park, near Ames
  • Oct. 23, Alta Community Center, in Alta

Feedback collected at these meetings will be reviewed before an official proposal is submitted to the Natural Resource Commission for consideration. If approved, the rule would have an open comment period before going in front of the commission again for a final vote.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allows states to make changes to their waterfowl zones and boundaries once every five years. Any changes will be reflected in the 2021-2025 waterfowl seasons.

Any person attending the public meeting and has special requirements such as those related to mobility or hearing impairments should contact the DNR or ADA Coordinator at 515-725-8200, Relay Iowa TTY Service 800-735-7942, or, and advise of specific needs.