Waterfowl Hunting

Waterfowl season opener is September 26, 2015

What you'll need

Stop the spread of aquatic invasive species
Stop the spread of aquatic invasive species

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03/01/15 - 04/30/15


Goose-Spring Light Goose conservation action

08/08/15 - 08/23/15

Intensive Harvest Zone

August Canada Goose Management Action

09/05/15 - 09/22/15


Early Canada Goose season



Youth Waterfowl Day



Waterfowl season opener

Hunting Seasons

DNR News

10/08/2015: Late season waterfowl hunters reminded that cold water kills Full story

10/05/2015: Duck season off to great start Full story

09/24/2015: Good waterfowl opener expected this weekend Full story

09/10/2015: Roseville artist wins 2016 duck stamp contest 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 »


Waterfowl information



General information

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