Given such a crappy year on the ducks and the amounts of geese out west I think this is the year I try the late season along with some pheasant hunting next weekend. Just to clarify though it is only the west central zone that will not be open but the west zone is open for late season hunting? Hopefully they will still be around by next weekend with the water freezing up. I know the pheasnts will be though. Heck i could have shot four or five roosters last weekend just walking out to the slough the setup the duck decoys. Of course I did not have the gun loaded both times. I should have though as I had more opportuities on the roosters then I did on any ducks.