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Little change in federal waterfowl season frameworks

By MWA, 07/17/18, 11:30PM CDT


We neglected to post the final frameworks for migratory bird hunting regulations this fall when they came out last month, but there’s not much in the way of surprises.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service again is offering liberal season frameworks, which for Minnesota and the Mississippi Flyway means 60 days and a daily bag limit of six ducks. Limits for the various duck species largely remain the same, though the pintail limit increased from one bird to two. As in the past, some states in the flyway also will be offered a special September season for teal. Canada goose regulations also are largely unchanged.

It remains to be seen exactly what the Minnesota DNR decides to offer in terms of the waterfowl season, though it seems likely little will be different from last year. When we have more details about season dates and bag limits, we certainly will share them.

In the meantime, if you want to take a deep dive into the federal frameworks, here’s the Federal Register entry for them.