Waterfowl hunters are encouraged to attend an MDC Waterfowl Workshop and provide input for upcoming seasons. The Missouri Department of Conservation is holding workshops around the state, including one in Chillicothe. The purpose of the workshop is to gather hunter input about duck season dates and zone boundary locations for the 2021-2025 seasons.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service gives states the opportunity to change the number and location of duck zones every five years.
Participants will have the opportunity to review long-term waterfowl data about weather, migration, habitat use, harvest, and hunter opinions, and discuss their season date and zone preferences with other hunters and MDC staff. MDC will use hunter input gathered through the workshops, combined with hunter opinion surveys, to establish Missouri’s 2021-2025 duck season dates and zones.
The Chillicothe workshop will be February 19th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Comfort Inn and Suites, 250 Business 36. Call 816-271-3100 for information.