Q. When is duck season? I haven't seen the rules book yet.
A. Duck and goose season both open October 7. Limits are the same as last year. The special youth season will be Sept. 23 and 24. A licensed hunter over 18 must accompany each kid, and the oldsters can't hunt, just help and teach. Getting the duck book printed is about the toughest deadline each year. The Commission has to set the seasons at the August meeting because the federal framework must be in place prior to setting seasons. Then staff has to typeset the book and get it to the printer. The printer's due date this year was August 25, the day the Commission met. Having missed that date, there is a delay in printing. It should be at license vendors by the last week of September.