This is from the WI DNR website. It has also been stated that there is support of a 9-day split, rather than just the 5-day.
From DNR Website
August 8, 9, 10 – The Department of Natural Resources will hold public hearings on revisions to ch. NR 10, Wis. Adm. Code, relating to the 2006 migratory game bird seasons and waterfowl hunting zones. The proposed rule establishes the season length and bag limits for the 2006 Wisconsin migratory game bird seasons. For ducks, the state is divided into two zones each with 60-day seasons. The season is proposed to begin at 9 a.m. on Sept. 23 and continue for 60 consecutive days in the north, closing on Nov. 21. In the south, the season would begin at 9 a.m. on Sept. 30 and continue through Oct. 8, followed by a five-day split, and then reopening on Oct. 14 and continuing through Dec. 3. The daily bag limit is six ducks including no more than four mallards, of which only one may be a hen, one black duck, one pintail, one canvasback, two wood ducks, two redheads and two scaup. For Canada geese, the state is apportioned in three goose hunting zones with other special goose management subzones within the Exterior Zone. Season lengths are: Collins Zone – 64 days; Horicon Zone – 92 days; Exterior Zone – 92 days; and the Mississippi River subzone – 70 days. The Burnett County subzone is closed to Canada goose hunting. The statewide daily bag limit for Canada geese is the Horicon and Collins Zones is two birds per day during the open seasons within each zone. In the Exterior Zone and its subzones, the daily bag limit will be two birds per day. In addition to comments on the proposed season lengths and bag limits, the department is seeking public input regarding proposals (1) the start of shooting hours for the first day of the 2006 duck seasons; (2) to eliminate the Canada goose Horicon Intensive Management subzone adjacent to the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge; and (3) establishing a new North/South zone boundary for Wisconsin’s duck zones for the 2006-2010 period. The proposed rule and supporting documents, including the fiscal estimate may be viewed and downloaded and comments electronically submitted through the State of Wisconsin Administrative Rules Web site: <http://adminrules.wisconsin.gov>. (Search this Web site using the Natural Resources Board Order No. WM 26 06.) Written comments on the proposed rule may be submitted via U.S. mail to Kim Benton, Bureau of Wildlife Management, PO Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707 or by e-mail to <email@example.com>. Comments may be submitted until Aug. 10, 2006. For information contact Kent Van Horn at - (608) 266-8841. The public hearings will all begin at 7 p.m. on the following dates at the locations listed.
August 8, Rhinelander – DNR Rhinelander Service Center - Room A, 107 Sutliff Ave.
August 9, Green Bay – Green Bay City Hall - Room 310, 100 N. Jefferson St.
August 10, Waukesha – State Office Building, main conference room, 141 N. W. Barstow St.