IDFG wants waterfowl hunter opinions on future seasons Here is a link to the survey - they are allowing comments until March 18 https://idfg.idaho.gov/form/2016-waterfowl-season-structure-survey-0 I filled out the survey, and provided this comment: I appreciate the chance to comment. I hunt waterfowl around 20 times a year and the season structure is an important aspect of having successful hunts. I hunt the Snake River from Ontario to Glenn's Ferry and that said, the latest possible season dates are the best in my mind based on my experience. A late season allows the hunting of fully plumaged birds which is much more important to me than hunting relatively hot days in early October when the local birds are drab and when they can become scarce after the youth day/opening day barrage. I have been vocally supportive of the idea of having a 2 day split which would allow the season to end on a Sunday. Montana and Washington do it right! To me, having a split on a Monday/Tuesday after the 1st or 2nd weekend of the season, in order to allow for the season to end on a Sunday (which also gives the birds a rest), will allow an additional weekend opportunity at the end of the season (for those that work the weekdays -most adults - this is nice). Ending the season on a Sunday allows people the chance to send the season off right - with a 'last hoorah' weekend. I would be remiss if I didn't say that I believe you have set up the last survey questions (13A-13C) to degrade the idea of closing on a Sunday. The reason I say this is because the 3 options are presented as mutually exclusive i.e. I believe 13C will be listed as least important because people are more opinionated and care more about the early or late season. Importantly, you can have an early or late season and still have a 2-day split. So, I hope that IDFG doesn't, for the next 5 years (like was the case with the last survey results), come out and say that the "hunters indicated hunting the last Sunday of the season was the LEAST IMPORTANT thing to them", when this is potentially not the case and has to do with the way the survey question is presented. No matter how the season is setup, of course, will be fine. The chance for 107 days in the field is great no matter what.