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DNR to host public meetings for proposed fall migratory game bird hunting seasons

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced a series of public meetings to present information on the proposed 2023-2025 migratory game bird seasons. The public is encouraged to attend and provide feedback in the manner they prefer.

The 2023-25 season proposal details were set to be finalized and available for public review following the Migratory Game Bird Committee meeting on Feb. 28.

“The DNR has made the decision to set the migratory game bird seasons for multiple years to create more consistency across seasons,” said Taylor Finger, DNR game bird specialist. “We hope the public takes advantage of our many input opportunities during this important review and comment period.”

Because migratory bird season dates and structures don’t often change on a year-to-year basis, the DNR is moving to a multi-year season setting structure to simplify the regulation process. In addition to this change, public hearings will take place both in-person and virtually to provide more options for anyone interested in providing input on the migratory bird season structure.

To learn more about waterfowl in Wisconsin and view the 2023-25 waterfowl season options when available, visit the DNR’s waterfowl hunting webpage,

Event details

The first public in-person public meeting is Tuesday, March 7 at 7 p.m. in the La Crosse State Office Building, 3550 Mormon Coulee Road in La Crosse. The meeting is in rooms B-19 and B-20. The second in-person meeting is Thursday, March 9 at 7 p.m. at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Room BC11A in the D.J. Bordini Center. The address is 5 N. Systems Drive.

The online Zoom meeting is Wednesday, March 8 at 7 p.m. Join by phone at 312-626-6799 with the meeting ID number being 822 3871 8595.