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early goose water rule

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what is the official rule on hunting water in the early season. can you use a decoy setup on water, is there any special rules on this. i have had trouble securing a field this year and my regular fields are all corn. yes i do the work and scouting, so i think i am just going to go to my duck spot and try it out, pending you can hunt over water in the early season. metro area.

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You can hunt over water in most of the state. You cannot hunt with-in 100 yard of water in the following areas.

-northwest goose zone

-southeast goose zone

-metro goose zone

-carlos avery wma

-swan lake area

See here for more specific info (starts at page 18 of file)

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thanks! I wonder why they have the 100yd rule in the metro area?? there are tons of geese here near the metro.

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Does any one know why this rule exists at all??? ike

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More fishermen during that time?

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not many people fish in wma's

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