Midwest Region


For Immediate Release
December 4, 2009

Harvey Nelson, 952-831-8333
Jane West, 612-713-5314                                            

Minnesota Waterfowl Symposium to be held during Minnesota Decoy Collectors Show February 2010

The twelfth annual Minnesota Waterfowl Symposium will be held in conjunction with the Minnesota Decoy Collectors Show from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., on Saturday, February 6, 2010 at the Ramada Mall of America. This year’s theme, “A Waterfowler’s Workshop,” will feature presentations by leading waterfowl and wetland experts from Minnesota, neighboring states and provinces, and members of the migratory bird hunting community

The symposium is free and open to the public; however, limited seating will be available.

The program will address the current status of waterfowl populations, hunting regulations, species management problems, decoys and calling, duck hunter’s views and the future of waterfowl hunting.  There will be special displays to support program topics.  The symposium is sponsored by the Minnesota Waterfowl Association, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and supported by Ducks Unlimited, Delta Waterfowl, and other organizations and individuals.

Refreshments will be served during morning and afternoon breaks.   

The Ramada is located at 2300 East American Blvd., in Bloomington, near Mall of America. Lodging is available at the hotel for a reduced rate of $89.00 / night + tax , single or double.  When making reservations refer to the Waterfowl Symposium.  Reservations should be made no later than Friday, January 15, 2010, to obtain special rates (Phone 952-854-3411 or 1-800-272-6232, or Fax: 952-548-3601).  There will be free parking in the adjacent hotel ramp.  Attendees are responsible for making travel and lodging arrangements.
For further information contact Harvey Nelson, symposium coordinator, at 952-831-8333 or Additional information may be obtained by calling Minnesota Waterfowl Association at 952-767-0320.

For more information about the Minnesota Waterfowl Association and symposium updates, visit

For more information about the Minnesota Decoy Collectors Show to be held February 5 - 6, at the Ramada Inn, visit


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