Hunting & trapping


Hunting tips

Waterfowl hunting

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Stop the spread of aquatic invasive species

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


02/15/18 - 04/30/18


Goose-Spring Light Goose conservation action

09/01/18 - 09/16/18


Early Canada Goose season - Tentative



Youth Waterfowl Day



Waterfowl season opener

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Wetlands for wildlife

North Ottawa Flood Control Project

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.

Wetland and waterfowl habitat management »


Waterfowl information



General information

Reports and surveys »