The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is now accepting commentary from the public on proposed changes to waterfowl and coot hunting regulations. The proposal include modifications to the 2021-22 hunting season dates, realignment of hunting zone boundaries for the 2021-25 seasons and changes to daily bag limits. The DNR is considering extending the season dates for the Missouri River zone in southern Iowa, creating a central Iowa zone and moving the southern boundary of the north zone. Officials say these changes will create additional waterfowl hunting opportunities in southern Iowa while maintaining existing numbers elsewhere. They are also proposing a one bird daily bag limit for the first 15 days of the duck season in each zone followed by a 45-day, two-bird limit. Public comments will be accepted through March 3. A full list of the proposed changes and how to submit commentary can be found included with this story on our website. A public hearing is scheduled from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on March 3 in the Wallace State Office Building in Des Moines for individuals wishing to submit oral commentary.