The Iowa duck and goose hunting seasons were approved by the Natural Resource Commission on Aug. 12, with two notable changes from last year. The first change increases the Canada goose daily bag limit starting on Nov. 1, from two geese to three. The other change increases the daily bag limit of pintail from one to two.
For the purpose of duck and goose hunting, the state is divided into north and south zones by a line beginning on the Nebraska-Iowa border at State Highway 175, east to State Highway 37, southeast to State Highway 183, northeast to State Highway 141, east to U.S. Highway 30, and along U.S. Highway 30 to the Iowa-Illinois border.
The North Zone the season includes Ducks, Mergansers and Coots: Sept. 18 - 22, Oct. 16 - Dec. 9.
Youth Waterfowl Days are Oct. 2 - 3.
Canada Geese and Brant: Sept. 25 - Oct. 10, Oct. 16 - Jan. 5, 2011
White-fronted Geese: Sept. 25 - Dec. 5
Light Geese (white and blue phase snow geese and Ross' geese): Sept. 25 - Jan. 9, 2011
In the South Zone the season includes Ducks, Mergansers and Coots: Sept. 18 - 22, Oct. 23 - Dec. 16
Youth Waterfowl Days: Oct. 9 - 10.
Canada Geese and Brant: Oct. 2 - Oct. 17, Oct. 23 - Jan. 12, 2011
White-fronted Geese: Oct. 2 - Dec. 12
Light Geese (white and blue phase snow geese and Ross' geese): Oct. 2 - Jan. 14, 2011.
For information on shooting hours, daily bag limits and other migratory game bird seasons, go to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources online at iowadnr.gov.