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Youth Waterfowl Hunt is this weekend

Sep 09, 2021 09:23AM ● By Editor

From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - September 9, 2021

During the youth waterfowl hunt, youth hunters get their own two-day opportunity to learn how to hunt waterfowl this weekend with an adult who is not hunting.

On Saturday, Sept. 11, and Sunday, Sept. 12, waterfowl hunters age 17 and younger, when accompanied by a nonhunting adult age 18 and older, may take ducks, geese, mergansers, coots and moorhens from a half hour before sunrise to sunset. Bag limits are the same as the regular duck and September goose seasons.

Hunters ages 13 to 17 must have a firearms safety certificate or apprentice hunter validation in their possession. Youth hunters age 16 and 17 must have a Federal Duck Stamp and a youth small game license. All other migratory bird hunting regulations apply. The accompanying adult does not need a license. All hunters must carry proof of answering “yes” to the Harvest Information Program (HIP) survey question (link is external) of whether they intend to hunt migratory birds.

Information to help hunters properly identify waterfowl is available in an illustrated guide contained in the 2021 Minnesota Waterfowl Hunting Regulations (link is external). Complete regulations and the illustrated guide also are available in Hmong (link is external), Karen (link is external), Somali (link is external) and Spanish (link is external).

Access to complete information on Minnesota’s waterfowl hunting seasons is available from the DNR’s waterfowl hunting web portal (link is external).

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