Waterfowl Hunting


2014 Regulations

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

Migration and hunting reports

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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 - 11/25/14

 

Waterfowl season - north zone

09/27/14 - 10/05/14

 

Waterfowl season - central zone

09/27/14 - 09/29/14

 

Waterfowl season - south zone

10/11/14 - 11/30/14

 

Waterfowl season - central zone

10/11/14 - 12/06/14

 

Waterfowl season - south zone

Hunting Seasons

DNR News

09/29/2014: Changes greet hunters at Lac qui Parle controlled goose hunt Full story

09/25/2014: Remember water safety during waterfowl season Full story

09/22/2014: Good waterfowl opener expected this weekend Full story

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