BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s Game and Fish Department has finalized the 2017 waterfowl season.

Opening day for North Dakota residents is Sept. 23 for ducks, geese, coots and mergansers. Nonresidents may begin hunting waterfowl in North Dakota on Sept. 30.

The season for swans opens Sept. 30 for both residents and nonresidents.

The hunting season for Canada geese in the Missouri River zone will close Dec. 29, with the rest of the state closing Dec. 21. The season for whitefronts closes Dec. 3, while the season for light geese is open through Dec. 31.

The early Canada goose season is Aug. 15 through Sept. 15, except in the Missouri River Zone, where it ends Sept. 7.

A special youth waterfowl hunting season is Sept. 16-17.