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 regulations

Find out about the 2015 August Canada goose hunt This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.

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What you'll need

Seasons:

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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

09/12/15

 

Youth Waterfowl Day-Tentative

09/26/15

 

Waterfowl season opener-Tentative

Hunting Seasons

DNR News

07/27/2015: Hunters can harvest Canada geese in August Full story

07/27/2015: Designs due Aug. 28 for waterfowl stamp Full story

06/18/2015: After initial testing, DNR researchers still investigating avian flu in wildlife Full story

05/18/2015: Fish and wildlife stamp artists and buyers help conservation efforts 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 »