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Old 02-02-2020, 10:10 AM   #1
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meetings around the state about seasons and rules.this month.go to the web site and check it out.bad dog
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the meeting at Jefferson is on my calendar. last year we had about 24 people in Jefferson. it would be nice to have double that this year. BTW, more than half last year were there for seasons/rules about "other than waterfowl"
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Hi. I've been in the background here for a couple years. I'm sorry I haven't been brave enough to post until now. I'm more of the quiet type, but felt that this needed to be asked. The DNR put out their new zone changes with the North, Central and South zones. The South zone has merged with the old Missouri River Zone. Wouldn't it be nice to have the South Zone also have a portion of it extend up the Mississippi River to say Bellevue or Dubuque. You could have the south come up from Muscatine with the border being Highway 61 to Davenport, then Highway 67 north from Davenport to Highway 52 north from Sabula to Dubuque. This would give guys the opportunity to hunt the Mississippi pools and backwaters for one extra week to catch that later season migration that we're always hoping for. I just got done writing Orrin Jones at the DNR ([email protected]) to express my hopes for having this extended Mississippi River extension up from the South zone. If you like this idea, feel free to write here your support and to also write him. Let me know if I'm crazy on this or not. Thanks!
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duck vet,if you have been in the background you know how much work goes into changing zones and dates.particepation helps make change.join in more often here.bad dog
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Hi bad dog! I have read many posts where you’ve had some great opinions and words of advice. I do plan to be more proactive with this. Things sometimes move with glacial speed, but with dedication, motivation and persistence - things can get accomplished. I sent my letter last night to Orin at the DNR and he already replied saying others have expressed similar interests. I thought having this conversation here would be a good way to get some discussions going here and then hopefully percolate into more emails to him to show him the interest that is growing there for a possible “Mississippi River” extension late season.

I’ve been on here long enough to see that of recently a lot of guys seem to not post as much. I would like to be more active here on more fun discussions about this sport that we all like. I have a 12 and 9 year old that I’m getting entrenched into getting into duck hunting. They love it as much as I do.

This year I am going to try some kayak hunting as well as that is going to open up some new locations and opportunities. Going to be safe and get some good upper body work out in the process.
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The new central zone with the new seasons for 2021 look
much better for the Mississippi pool 13 area.
Maybe they finally listened
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Can you guys pick up the phone and call these people?

I just had another phone conversation with Nebraska’s waterfowl biologist yesterday, he called me. Nebraska is looking at changing some duck and goose zones also. Sounds like the one duck zone I want expanded to start later is going to happen. I do know NE sure is a lot more progressive and listens to hunters wants and needs then IA.
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Never tried calling to be honest. Orrin has always answered my emails .
This is a step in the right direction, not quite what I'd propose, but a big step after years of seeing no interest in changing anything.
Got to believe that he will continue to tweak and adjust. Lots of different factions of waterfowling to try and keep happy, not a easy job.
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