Waterfowl hunting

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Waterfowl hunting zones

Map showing waterfowl hunting zones in Minnesota

Ducks, coots, mergansers

ZoneHunting dates
NorthSept. 21 - Nov. 19
CentralSept. 21 - Sept. 29; Oct. 5 - Nov. 24
SouthSept. 21 - Sept. 29; Oct. 12 - Dec. 1

Geese

ZoneHunting dates
Early goose (statewide)Sept. 1-15
NorthSept. 21-Dec. 21
CentralSept. 21-29; Oct. 5-Dec. 26
SouthSept. 21-29; Oct. 12-Jan. 2, 2020

Information

Stop the spread of aquatic invasive species

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Seasons

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02/18/19 - 04/30/19

Goose - spring light goose conservation action

Statewide

09/01/19 - 09/15/19

Canada geese - Early season

Statewide

09/07/19 - 09/08/19

Youth Waterfowl Hunt

Statewide

09/21/19 - 11/19/19

Ducks - Season 1

North duck zone

09/21/19 - 09/29/19

Ducks - Season 1

Central duck zone

09/21/19 - 09/29/19

Ducks - Season 1

South duck zone

09/21/19 - 12/21/19

Canada geese - Season 1

North duck zone

09/21/19 - 09/29/19

Canada geese - Season 1

Central duck zone

09/21/19 - 09/29/19

Canada geese - Season 1

South duck zone

10/05/19 - 11/24/19

Ducks - Season 2

Central duck zone

10/05/19 - 12/26/19

Canada geese - Season 2

Central duck zone

10/12/19 - 12/01/19

Ducks - Season 2

South duck zone

10/12/19 - 01/02/20

Canada geese - Season 2

South duck zone

 

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

Ducks

Geese

General information

Reports and surveys »