Waterfowl Hunting


2014 Regulations

The 2014 Minnesota Waterfowl Hunting handbook is available online, at license agents and many area DNR offices.

August Canada Goose Hunt

Mentored Youth Hunt

Migration and hunting reports

Future hunters are relying on you. Prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.

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What you'll need

Seasons:

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03/01/14 - 04/30/14

 

Goose - Spring Light Goose season

08/09/14 - 08/24/14

Intensive Harvest Zone

August Canada Goose Management Action

09/06/14 - 09/22/14

 

Early Canada Goose season

09/13/14

 

Youth Waterfowl Day

09/27/14

 

Waterfowl season opener

Hunting Seasons

DNR News

09/18/2014: Changes to Big, Little Rice lakes benefitting waterfowl Full story

09/15/2014: Freeport artist wins 2015 duck stamp contest Full story

09/12/2014: Youth Waterfowl Day is Saturday Full story

09/08/2014: Pheasant population up slightly; habitat loss still poses biggest threat Full story

Wetlands for wildlife
North Ottawa Flood Control Project

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Moist Soils & Shallow Lakes

The DNR intensively manages restored wetlands by keeping them dry during a portion of the summer growing season and flooding them during spring and fall. This creates shallow waters that ducks favor.

Learn about DNR's focus on wetland and waterfowl habitat »