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Iowa waterfowl seasons approved

Aug 21, 2014

DES MOINES — The Natural Resource Commission of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources approved the 2014-14 migratory game bird hunting seasons during its monthly meeting Aug. 14.

In the north zone: the seasons for ducks, coots and mergansers is Oct. 4-19 and Oct. 25 through Dec. 7; the youth waterfowl season is Sept. 27-28; Canada goose and brant season is Sept. 27 through Jan. 2; White-fronted geese is Sept. 27 through Dec. 9; and light geese is Sept. 27 through Jan. 11.

In the south zone: the seasons for ducks, coots and mergansers is Oct. 4-8 and Oct. 18 through Dec. 11; the youth waterfowl season is Oct. 11-12; Canada goose and brant season is Oct. 4 through Jan. 9; White-fronted geese is Oct. 4 through Dec. 16; and light geese is Oct. 4 through Jan. 16.

In the Missouri River zone: the seasons for ducks, coots and mergansers is Oct. 4-8 and Oct. 25 through Dec. 18; the youth waterfowl season is Oct. 18-19; Canada goose and brant season is Oct. 11 through Jan. 16; White-fronted geese is Oct. 11 through Dec. 23; and light geese is Oct. 11 through Jan. 16.

Commissioners also approved reducing the daily bag limit for canvasbacks to one.

A statewide special September Teal season is Sept. 6-21. The daily bag limit is six with a possession limit of 18 of green-winged, blue-winged and cinnamon teal only. No other ducks can be taken.

Special September teal season shooting hours are different than regular duck season hours. Teal season shooting hours are sunrise to sunset.

The migratory game bird hunting regulations booklet is available online at www.iowadnr.gov/hunting.

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