Illinois duck hunters will get a 60-day duck season in each of
the state’s three waterfowl hunting zones, along with Canada goose
hunting seasons of 85 days in the North and Central zones and 66
days in the South Zone for the 2009-2010 waterfowl season,
according to a DNR announcement.
The Illinois seasons, based on a five-year plan for waterfowl
hunting in the state that was implemented beginning in 2006,
include opening the regular duck and Canada goose seasons on Oct.
17 in the North Zone and Oct. 31 in the Central Zone.
The duck and Canada goose seasons will open on Nov. 14 in the
The state’s regulations, which were reviewed by the IDNR Natural
Resources Advisory Board, are subject to final formal approval by
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) later this summer.
Read more about the waterfowl seasons in the Aug. 7 issue of
Illinois Outdoor News.