Waterfowl and Other Bird Hunting Opportunities are Abundant
Detroit Lakes, MN — Detroit Lakes Area Wildlife Supervisor Rob Baden reminds hunters that there are lots of opportunities out there for bird and waterfowl hunters. Perhaps one of the most underrated opportunities is hunting for Mourning Dove. The Mourning Dove season started September 1st and runs through November 29th. Baden notes that while they are a smaller bird, they are tasty, abundant, and relatively easy to find, especially during the harvest season.
Hunters can bring home a daily limit of 15 doves and a possession limit of 45.
Ruffed Grouse season opens up on September 17th and their populations remain healthy. Baden says havening a dog certainly makes hunting them easier, but if you stick to the trails, you can have some success.
And for waterfowl hunters, early teal season continues through September 7th and early Goose season runs through September 18th. While there have been some anecdotal reports of good duck and goose numbers outside our immediate area, data from the spring and summer may indicate waterfowl hunters may struggle this year.
The regular waterfowl season opens up September 24th.