Waterfowl hunting

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Waterfowl hunting zones

ZoneHunting Dates
NorthSept. 22 - Nov. 20
CentralSept. 22 - Sept. 30; Oct. 6 - Nov. 25
SouthSept. 22 - Sept. 30; Oct. 13 - Dec. 2
Map showing waterfowl hunting zones in Minnesota

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



Youth Waterfowl Day



Waterfowl season opener

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 »