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Department of Fish and Wildlife warns of possible closed areas for upcoming duck and goose hunting season

North Coast - Waterfowl hunting season is around the corner and Department of Fish and Wildlife officials are warning opportunities may be limited because of the drought.

There are over two-dozen national wildlife refuges and state wildlife areas. This year the drought is affecting waterfowl habitats due to significantly less water. Because of this, some areas may be closed at the beginning of duck and geese season, which begins on the North Coast, October 4th. There may even be last minute closures due to uncertain water availability and refunds cannot be issued for applications submitted to areas that close due to lack of water.

Hunters should stay up to date on reservation and quota numbers, which are expected to fluctuate. For more information,

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