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Old 02-18-2020, 07:09 AM   #1
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Hi all! The DNR put out their proposed new zone changes for the upcoming 2021 - 2025 seasons. It is on the Iowa DNR site and I'd encourage everyone to look at it. It is exciting to see the expansion of the Missouri river zone across the southern tiers of counties as the new South Zone.

I thought, 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.

The nice thing also with this Southern extension up the Mississippi is that it opens up some more hunting opportunities for those who can / want to hunt it when the new Central Zone closes during the early season. So, even though this proposal gets more hunting days on the end, it can add more to your season in the beginning too! Double bonus!!!!

I just got done writing Orrin Jones at the DNR ([email protected]) to express my interest for having this extended Mississippi River portion up from the South zone. If you like this idea, feel free to write here your support and to also write him. If you don't like it, feel free to write here and also write him.

Thanks!
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Old 02-18-2020, 10:10 AM   #2
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The new central zone and season dates look better
for pool 13.
Did they actually listen to us ???????
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Old 02-19-2020, 06:56 AM   #3
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I can completely understand wanting more than this. Heck even I would like the line move N in a few places. However, this is so much better than before I’ll take it! Please tell me this has a good chance of passing.

Also, thanks to all those fellow water Fowler’s who have pushed for this.
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Old 02-20-2020, 05:39 AM   #4
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Thanks for the post. I just looked at it. This puts Lake Odessa also in the south zone and same dates as current Mo zone. Looks like you guys may get what you want.
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