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Minnesota’s regular waterfowl season begins this weekend

Sep 19, 2023 08:43AM ● By Content Editor
Photo: Steve Smith 

From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - September 19, 2023

Minnesota’s regular waterfowl season opens a half-hour before sunrise on Saturday, Sept. 23, with the same regulations as last year. Minnesota has three waterfowl hunting zones — north, central and south — that share the Sept. 23 season opener but have varying end dates. The central and south zones also have a mid-season closure Oct. 2-6.

Hunters are advised that water levels might be low due to dry conditions across the state. Scouting ahead of the season can help identify any changes hunters need to make in accessing their preferred hunting locations. Hunters should check the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource’s waterfowl hunting page ( for complete information including season dates, regulations, a waterfowl identification guide and weekly waterfowl migration reports.

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