Thursday, February 18, 2016

MDC to host waterfowl season workshops in March

Hunters can provide input at workshops in Blue Springs, Harrisonville, Nevada

Kansas City, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites Missouri waterfowl hunters to upcoming public workshops where Department staff will gather hunter input about duck season dates and zone boundary locations for the 2017-2020 hunting seasons. Three workshops are upcoming in MDC’s Kansas City Region. All workshops are from 7 to 9 p.m. No reservations are necessary.  
  • Nevada on March 3 at the Nevada Community Center, 200 N. Ash St. For more information, call 417-876-5226 or 816-622-0900.
  • Harrisonville on March 8 at the Cass County Sheriff's Office Training Room, 2501 W. Mechanic, Suite 100. For more information, call 660-885-6981 or 816-622-0900.
  • Blue Springs on March 9 at the MDC Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center, 1401 N.W. Park Road. For more information, call 816-228-3766 or 816-622-0900
    Hunter input at workshops and hunter opinion surveys will be used to help establish Missouri’s 2017-2010 duck season dates and zones.
   “The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service gives states the opportunity to change the number and location of duck zones every five years,” explained MDC Resources Scientist Andy Raedeke. “At these times, states can also select a continuous season or split season, which refers to a season that is open for a period of time, closes, and then reopens for a second period of time.” 
   Hunters may review information about the state’s waterfowl migrations, harvest, weather patterns and hunter preferences at http://on.mo.gov/1giLHme