The September teal season can not open before Sept. 1 or run past Sept. 30. Prior to 1998, we only had 9 day seasons, and we always selected the last 2 weekends of September, no matter the dates. Since 1998, we have had the opportunity for 16-day seasons, and almost always select the last 3 weekends in September for the simple reason that the majority of hunters can hunt the weekends. But in 2000 and again this year, the calendar sits such that if we open on a Friday and close on a Saturday, we can hunt as late as possible in September ..... for the price of 1 weekend hunt day. In other words, we can move the season 6 days later in the month but lose a Sunday at the end. So that was the consideration. We receive more comments about hunting later, both the teal season and the regular duck season, than any other thing, so it was a very popular proposal when we offered it up last January-April in our Notice of Intent for waterfowl hunting regulations. We did it in 2000 and we are doing it again this year: opening on a Friday and closing on a Saturday for the purpose of moving the season 6 days later. LDWF does NOT intend to do this every year. Next year, September 30 is a Sunday, so the normal season setting formula gets us both 3 full weekends and the latest possible season. But in the future, we are NOT going to lose 2 weekend hunt days to set the season 5 days later, or 4 days later. This is the only calendar position where we would consider not setting the season for a full 3 weekends. At least that is our attitude right now.