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Dove season starts Sept. 1 in Minnesota

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Minnesota's dove hunting season begins Wednesday, Sept. 1, and runs through Saturday, Oct. 30.

A small game license and Harvest Information Program certification are required for hunters 16 and older. Hunters younger than 16 must obtain a free small game hunting license and the HIP certification.


The daily bag limit is 15 doves, with 30 in possession. Mourning doves are not a migratory bird, so nontoxic shot is not required; however, it is recommended.

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