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Photo by Brian Hansel Mallards will be a prime target for hunters, beginning Sept. 22 when the 60-day Minnesota Waterfowl Hunting Season begins. The state is once again giving hunters a daily limit of six ducks. The limit on mallards is four, but no more than two can be hen mallards.

State waterfowl season to begin Sept. 22

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The Sept. 22 date set for Minnesota waterfowl opener will be the earliest in the last 45 years.

The DNR split the state into two hunting zones last year with different season dates as part of an effort to provide additional hunting opportunity as birds migrate from north to south. The addition of a third zone furthers that approach.


Wadena County falls into the North Zone where the season will run Sept. 22-Nov. 20.

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