Minnesota Department of Natural Resource

Minnesota’s Regular Waterfowl Season

(Minnesota) September 19th, 2022 — Minnesota’s regular waterfowl season opens a half-hour before sunrise on Saturday, Sept. 24, with the same regulations as last year. Minnesota has three waterfowl hunting zones — north, central and south — that share the Sept. 24 season opener but have varying end dates. The central and south zones also have a mid-season closure Oct. 3-7. Hunters should check the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource’s waterfowl