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Waterfowl Rulebook Ready

The 2001-2002 Idaho waterfowl seasons rules booklet is available now. The new booklet can be found at license vendors, Fish and Game offices, and on the internet at www2.state.id.us/fishgame. Waterfowling begins with a special youth-only hunt September 22-23 and the regular season starts on October 6 for both ducks and geese. Waterfowl hunters will find few changes from last season. Limits are the same at seven birds, but in this season, no canvasbacks are allowed. Hunters should consult the regulation booklet closely for seasons and limits in the areas they intend to hunt. The booklet also contains full-color illustrations of the species of ducks available in Idaho to make identification easier. Legal shooting hours are listed on separate pages. Electrically-powered decoys continue to be legal in Idaho following recent action by the Fish and Game Commission. Hunters traveling to other states for waterfowl should check regulations on powered decoys. Such decoys have been banned in Washington and restricted in California.