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Waterfowl hunters are encouraged to participate in season structure hearings this spring - Photo credit: Matt Gross
Waterfowl hunters are encouraged to participate in season structure hearings this springPhoto credit: Matt Gross

Contact(s): Taylor Finger, DNR migratory game bird ecologist, 608-266-8841, Jeff Williams, DNR assistant migratory game bird ecologist, 608-261-6458,
February 20, 2020

MADISON, Wis. - Public hearings for Wisconsin's proposed 2020 waterfowl season structure will be held March 9-12. After public comments have been collected, the final season structure will be set by the Natural Resources Board at its Apr. 9-10 meeting in Madison.

"The 2020 waterfowl seasons will be based on the 2019 continental waterfowl population estimates, which were at near-record estimates since U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) surveys began 64 years ago. With above-average precipitation last fall and this winter in Wisconsin, we expect populations to remain high in 2020. If we have favorable conditions this fall, hunters can expect good waterfowl hunting opportunities," said Taylor Finger, DNR migratory game bird ecologist.

Fall Waterfowl Hunting Season Public Hearing Schedule:

The department will accept public comments on the proposed waterfowl season structure at each public hearing. If you would like to provide input directly or are unable to attend a hearing, comments will be accepted through midnight Friday, March 13.

Written comments can be sent to Taylor Finger or Jeff Williams, Wisconsin DNR, PO Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707, via email to Taylor Finger or Jeff Williams or by calling 608-266-8841 or 608-261-6458.

To view and provide input for the 2020 waterfowl season options online, visit the DNR website here.
Last Revised: Thursday, February 20, 2020

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