A recent survey conducted by Idaho Fish and Game found that 79 percent of waterfowl hunters surveyed preferred a continuous season and 69 percent want the season to run as late into January as possible.
Idaho Fish and Game commissioners were scheduled to set the 2017-18 waterfowl seasons on April 11.
In response to the survey, Idaho will have four different zones for the next four seasons.
North Idaho and eastern Idaho are now separated, and Franklin and Oneida counties were added to Zone 3 (which includes much of north and south Idaho). Newly added Zone 4 consists solely of Valley County.
See fishandgame.idaho.gov for details.