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New duck hunting rules in Lee County

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Duck Blind out on the Mississippi River. Duck Blind out on the Mississippi River.
Multiple blinds on the river will be open to the public. Multiple blinds on the river will be open to the public.
Many spotted near the Linger Longer Rest Area. Many spotted near the Linger Longer Rest Area.
Meeting on Tuesday at Lee County Conservation Center at 6 p.m. Meeting on Tuesday at Lee County Conservation Center at 6 p.m.
MONTROSE, Ia. (WGEM) -

If you're a duck hunter in Lee County, there are some new rules that you need to know about.

In a press release, the county said they will phase out permanent duck blinds on river areas owned by the conservation board by 2019.

They said there were areas auctioned off last year but officials say there were a lot of issues; many hunters were not in the water on time, and it was not managed properly.

The new rules hope to benefit all hunters, not just some. 

"Just because someone has a permanent blind in one spot for a long time, that actually means anyone can go to that area as well," Lee County Conservation Director Nathan Unsworth said. "There will be some challenges that we will have to work through and we will have to try and figure it out and work with the public for the next few months."

The county is allowing hunters to voice their opinion at the board meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the office off Highway 61 in Montrose, Iowa. 

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