Archive for Sunday, August 13, 2006

Migratory birds subject of hearing

August 13, 2006

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Wildlife and Parks commissioners will conduct a public hearing on late migratory bird seasons at 7 p.m. Thursday at Pratt Community College.

Recommended duck seasons are:

¢ Oct. 7 to Jan. 2 and Jan. 2028 in the High Plains Zone.

¢ Oct. 14 to Dec. 10 and Dec. 1631 in the Early Zone.

¢ Oct. 28 to Dec. 31 and Jan. 2028 in the Late Zone.

The daily bag limit of five ducks may include no more than two scaup, two redhead, two wood ducks and one duck from the following group - hen mallard, pintail, canvasback and mottled duck.

Recommended youth waterfowl hunt dates are Sept. 30 to Oct. 1 in the High Plains Zone, Oct. 78 in the Early Zone and Oct. 21-22 in the Late Zone.

Canada Goose recommended season is Oct. 2829 and Nov. 8 to Feb. 18. White-fronted goose recommended season is Oct. 2829 and Nov. 8 to Jan. 7 and Feb. 1018. Light goose recommended season is Oct. 2829 and Nov. 8 to Feb. 18.

Recommended seasons for dark goose management units include Dec. 23 to Feb. 18 in the Marais des Cygnes Valley unit and Oct. 2829 and Nov. 8 to Feb. 18 in the Southeast unit.

Migratory bird falconry seasons would run concurrently with regular seasons, plus extended seasons of Feb. 24 to March 10 in the Early Zone and in the Late Zone.

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