Okay, here is the scoop on the 2002 duck season, just got back from staff meetings. The feds went with the liberal frame work. That means we get the long season and 6 bird daily limit. Most species limits will remain same as last year (5 mallards which only 2 can be hens, mallards, 3 scaup, 2 wood duck, etc.) The only species change is that there will be no canvasback season this year at all, they are still in the crapper. ND season will be open on 9/21/2002 to residents only. This may be one of the big blessings we have had. MN decided to go with the opening date of 9/28/2002. Can you imagine the hoards of people rushing in here to get in on the early opener if we allowed them to. MN has 160,000 waterfowl hunters. How many of them would have wanted to get into two opening weekends?
There will be a youth waterfowl season this year on Sept. 14/15. Goose season also starts on 9/21/2002, the limit on Canadas drops from 5 on the 20th to 3 on the 21st.