Youth Waterfowl Day is Saturday, Sept. 9

Youth, ages 15 and younger, can go waterfowl hunting this Saturday, Sept. 9, on Youth Waterfowl Day, when accompanied by an adult who is not hunting. 

“This hunt is all about helping youth have positive experiences and hopefully developing an interest in waterfowl hunting,” said Mike Kurre, mentoring program coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

During Youth Waterfowl Day, hunters ages 15 and younger may take regular season bag limits of ducks, and five Canada geese statewide, when accompanied by an adult 18 or older who is not hunting. The accompanying adult does not need a license.

Hunters ages 13 to 15 must have a firearms safety certificate or apprentice hunter validation in their possession. Ducks, Canada geese, mergansers, coots and moorhens may be taken from a half-hour before sunrise to 4 p.m. Motorized decoys may not be used. All other migratory bird hunting regulations apply.

Visit mndnr.gov/hunting/waterfowl for more information on waterfowl hunting.

Two public input meetings on the proposed season already have taken place. To give input or find more information about the proposal, visit the DNR website at mndnr.gov/deer.