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#6189747 - 02/18/16 05:29 PM Season proposed to stay open a week later
Fishuhalik Offline
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#6189918 - 02/18/16 07:18 PM Re: Season proposed to stay open a week later [Re: Fishuhalik]
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Registered: 08/07/09
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What is so great about opening later? It still closes at the same time. I personally don't mind the split giving areas a rest. Otherwise there is no benefit. Same number of days as before. I guess now we can all deer hunt the first weekend.

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#6189953 - 02/18/16 07:32 PM Re: Season proposed to stay open a week later [Re: Fishuhalik]
Fishuhalik Offline
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It's proposed to stay open a week later. Everyone whines and complains that the season doesn't stay open late enough. Figured yall would be excited about this
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#6189962 - 02/18/16 07:36 PM Re: Season proposed to stay open a week later [Re: Fishuhalik]
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I had the same question as Roc. Are you talking about dove? South zone? I'm in the north zone and only hunt here. I'm missing something, or Roc is reading the same thing as I am.
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#6190067 - 02/18/16 08:23 PM Re: Season proposed to stay open a week later [Re: Fishuhalik]
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I don't see where the extra week comes in. But...I love the looks of the proposed north zone duck!! A lot of people think that ducks "show up" in February would see a lot of these same results in January if the hunting pressure was completely removed. But on a few small ponds and such, have seen them not hold any until late jan/February. North zone has normally closed on the last sunday of January which is all you can ask for.

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#6190115 - 02/18/16 08:51 PM Re: Season proposed to stay open a week later [Re: Fishuhalik]
Sniper John Offline

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Stay open later? Duck season in north zone closed Jan 31 this year. Next season they propose a Jan 29 close. North zone dove closed Jan 1 this season. Next season it is proposed to close Jan 1 as well. Longer, but not on the closing end.
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#6190118 - 02/18/16 08:55 PM Re: Season proposed to stay open a week later [Re: Fishuhalik]
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I think I'd rather have the season start a week early and keep the longer split or add the extra week on the end .

This is proposing a later start with a 5 day split and same ending.





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#6190127 - 02/18/16 09:00 PM Re: Season proposed to stay open a week later [Re: Fishuhalik]
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I like the longer split as well. Thats about the time that the larger birds show up in force during regular years when it actually gets cold.

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#6190165 - 02/18/16 09:19 PM Re: Season proposed to stay open a week later [Re: Fishuhalik]
Fishuhalik Offline
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Our south zone closed on the 24th. Couldn't understand for the life of me why the southern half of the state would close before the northern half
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#6190175 - 02/18/16 09:26 PM Re: Season proposed to stay open a week later [Re: Fishuhalik]
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Fish, their logic was that since hunters in the south zone normally have better hunts earlier in the season, they gave them another week during that period. The north zone hunters normally do better in January so they gave them their week there. I like the proposal of there not being a two week split. like elpato said, a bigger push than normal usually comes around that time, and sometimes they will "stack" up and destroy some groceries. But with this proposal, they can't "stack" up for long!!

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#6190214 - 02/18/16 09:58 PM Re: Season proposed to stay open a week later [Re: Fishuhalik]
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Seems as though some of you might have some reading comprehension issues
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#6190234 - 02/18/16 10:18 PM Re: Season proposed to stay open a week later [Re: Ramball36]
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Originally Posted By: Ramball36
Seems as though some of you might have some reading comprehension issues

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#6190984 - 02/19/16 01:13 PM Re: Season proposed to stay open a week later [Re: Fishuhalik]
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In addition, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is recommending a later opener for duck hunting, with a shorter break between splits for the North Duck Zone and a later overall season in the South Duck Zone.


So, the south zone now closes on the last Sunday of January, which is the same as the north zone.

-High Plains Mallard Management Unit: Youth: Oct. 22-23; Regular: Oct. 29-30 — Nov. 4— Jan. 29; “Dusky” Duck: Nov. 7 — Jan. 29.

-North Zone: Youth: Nov. 5-6; Regular: Nov. 12-27 and Dec. 3—Jan. 29; “Dusky” Duck: Nov. 17-27 and Dec. 3—Jan. 29.

-South Zone: Youth: Oct. 29-30; Regular: Nov. 5-27 and Dec. 10 — Jan. 29; “Dusky” Duck: Nov. 10-27 and Dec. 10 — Jan. 29.
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#6191199 - 02/19/16 04:27 PM Re: Season proposed to stay open a week later [Re: Fishuhalik]
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Registered: 08/04/09
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Loc: College Station
Did they seek public comment on this? Opening the season a week later is a terrible idea. Anything bigger than a stock tank is usually covered by Nov 1st.

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#6200188 - 02/26/16 10:42 AM Re: Season proposed to stay open a week later [Re: Fishuhalik]
JimRitcholds481 Offline
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Registered: 11/15/15
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i would love to see the season not open till 2 weeks later so we can get an extra 2 weeks on the end. that being said, had no trouble shooting ducks this past year. 16 different species this year with a couple of buddies, can't beat that.

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