Duck Season Dates and Zone Boundaries Workshops
15 workshops across Missouri
The Missouri Department of Conservation will host public workshops during March and April to gather hunter input about duck season dates and zone boundary locations. The Department plans to establish duck season dates and zone boundaries that will be in place for the 2011 through 2015 hunting seasons. Come and voice your opinion at any of the 15 Duck Season Dates and Zone Boundaries Workshops to be held around the state in March and April.
Season and boundary regulations for the next 5 years
Because ducks and other waterfowl migrate across state and international boundaries, ultimate responsibility for their management rests in the hands of federal officials. Missouri’s duck season length and bag limits are based on federal frameworks. Each year, states find out if they may have a liberal, moderate or restrictive duck season based on guidance provided by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This year, MDC will determine duck season dates for the next five years that will apply in the event of liberal, moderate and restrictive duck seasons. This approach will help hunters plan for upcoming seasons by knowing the timing of duck seasons earlier. States also can modify zone boundaries and consider options for a split season every five years.
The Conservation Department wants to know how hunters feel about duck season dates and zone boundary locations that have been in place for the past five years and what they would like to see for the next five years. Duck Season Dates and Zone Boundaries Workshops will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on the following dates and locations. Details about the workshops are available by calling the number listed for each workshop.
Locations, Dates, and Phone Numbers
- Columbia, March 7 at the Boone Electric Cooperative, 1413 Rangeline Street 573-882-8388;
- St Charles, March 10 at Stegton Regency Banquet Center, 1450 Wall Street 636-441-4554 (pre-registration required);
- St Joseph, March 14 at MDC Northwest Regional Office, 701 James McCarthy Drive 816-271-3100;
- Blue Springs, March 15 at Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center, 1401 NW Park Road 816-655-6250;
- Jackson, March 22 at Knights of Columbus Hall, 3305 N. High (also known as Hwy 61 between Jackson and Fruitland) 573-290-5730;
- Dexter, March 23 at the National Guard Armory, Hwy 114 East near airport 573-290- 5730;
- Kennett, March 24 at the Justice Center, corner of the North Bypass (also called Ely) and Floyd 573-290-5730;
- Joplin, March 28 at the Wildcat Glade Conservation Area and Audubon Center, 201 W Riviera Drive 417-895-6880;
- Springfield, March 29 at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center, 4600 S Chrisman 417-895-6880;
- Nevada, March 30 at the Vernon County/Nevada Community Center, 200 N Ash Street 417-876-5226;
- Clinton, March 31 at the Clinton Christian Church, 1201 East Ohio Street 660-885-6981;
- Mound City, April 4 at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge headquarters, 5 miles south of Mound City, just off Interstate 29. Take exit 79 and drive 3 miles west on Hwy 159 816-271-3100;
- Chillicothe, April 5 at Comfort Inn, 606 West Business 36 816-271-3100;
- Kirksville, April 6 at the MDC Northeast Regional Office, 3500 South Baltimore 660-785-2420;
- Hannibal, April 7 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1 Columbus Road 573-248-2530.