Does anyone know if the season dates are locked in for the next 5 years or if they will still ask for hunter opinion prior to setting the dates each year? The statement below is off the F & G website. (The IDFG conducted a hunter opinion survey in 2016 to assess hunter preferences on how to structure waterfowl seasons within the Federal Framework. This information will be used to guide Idaho waterfowl season proposals for the next five years; 2016-2020.) The survey results for Zone 2 came in with a majority wanting an early season start and end due to wetlands freezing up. This resulted in the season opener in 2016 being 2 weeks earlier than in 2015. Maybe a split season with a much later ending date to the season would be the better option. I would like to hear how many others thought the season ended too early in January this year.