Waterfowl Hunting Season opens this weekend; new regulations for 2021

Waterfowl Hunting Season opens this weekend; new regulations for 2021

September 22, 2021 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By Paul Vold kkin@rjbroadcasting.com (9/22/21)

(Minnesota) — The birds will be flying and so will the birdshot with the return of waterfowl hunting season throughout Minnesota.

The regular waterfowl season opens a half-hour before sunrise on Saturday, September 25th. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that new regulations do take effect for the 2021 season including:

Shooting hours end at sunset the entire season;.

The Canada goose daily bag limit is five per day the entire season with a possession limit of 25; 

In the south Zone, the split is five days instead of 12 days. The closure is Monday, October 4th through Friday, October 8th;

Motorized decoys may be used statewide throughout the entire waterfowl season, including in wildlife management areas. Remote controls for motorized decoys are legal.

Hunters should also plan ahead for access to areas they plan to hunt for this season due to the drought conditions. More information on the 2021 Waterfowl Hunting Regulations and season is available with this story.