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Minnesota

Hunting

Waterfowl Hunting Seasons

Seasons

Early Teal

ZoneDates
StatewideSept. 4-8

Harvest of blue- and green-winged teal allowed. Shooting hours sunrise to sunset.

Ducks, coots, mergansers

ZoneDates
NorthSept. 25 - Nov. 23
CentralSept. 25 - Oct. 3; Oct. 9 - Nov. 28
SouthSept. 25 - Oct. 3; Oct. 9 - Nov. 28

Geese

ZoneDates
Early goose (statewide)Sept. 4-19
NorthSept. 25-Dec. 24
CentralSept. 25-Oct. 3; Oct. 9-Dec. 29
SouthSept. 25-Oct. 3; Oct. 9-Dec. 29

Regular goose season

North zone
SpeciesDatesLimit
Canada, White-fronted, BrantSept. 25-Dec. 245 combined
Snow, Blue snow, Ross'sSept. 25-Dec. 2420
Central zone
SpeciesDatesLimit
Canada, White-fronted, BrantSept. 25-Oct. 3; Oct. 9-Dec. 295 combined
Snow, Blue snow, Ross'sSept. 25-Oct. 3; Oct. 9-Dec. 2920
South zone
SpeciesDatesLimit
Canada, White-fronted, BrantSept. 25-Oct. 3; Oct. 9-Dec. 295 combined
Snow, Blue snow, Ross'sSept. 25-Oct. 3; Oct. 9-Dec. 2920

Shooting hours

½ hour before sunrise to sunset except early teal season, when shooting cannot begin until sunrise.

Waterfowl Hunting Zones

Waterfowl Hunting Zones