Best time to book a western MN duck hunt:  Mid October through Thanksgiving weekend

Western MN is home the largest population migrating ducks in the state.  The area is littered with potholes which are surround by corn, beans and small grain.

In addition to phenomenal habitat in western MN we also have the two premiere waterfowl refuges in the state, Lac qui parle and Big Stone.  This area of the state is the perfect combination of water and food for local and migrating ducks in the fall.

Our hunts are conducted from a combination of our famous dry field hunts in corn or bean fields, along with naturally flooded corn, bean and wheat fields.

Our MN duck hunts start in late September and run through Thanksgiving weekend in November.  When our season opens in late September we are shooting mainly local ducks.  Our clients harvest mallards, teal and wood ducks.  We traditionally start seeing our first push of migrating ducks/mallards around the second week of October.  From that point through the end of our season we maintain a very significant population of mallards and a blend of other puddle ducks.

Western MN is one of the countries best kept secrets when it comes to duck hunting!  We typically hunt in parties of 6-8 and a group of 7 is required to book a private hunt with just you and your guides.

5 Day Guided Goose Hunts with 5 nights lodging

  • Adult – $1750/gun
  • Youth (15/under) – $1650

3 Day Guided Goose Hunts with 3 nights lodging

  •  Adults – $1050/gun
  • Youth – $950/gun

Weekend Hunt (Full Day Saturday/Half Day Sunday) & 2 nights lodging

  • Adults – $675/gun
  • Youth – $600/gun (16 & Under)

The Maxxed Out Lodge

  • Our newly renovated lodge is a great place to kick back and relax before and after your hunt.  We provide all the bedding, linens and towels and have screaming fast wifi, a Traeger & gas grill, large deck and fire pit, flat screen tv’s to catch the big game and more.  We have 7 rooms with two twin beds and 2 rooms with one queen.  Each room will sleep two guests.  You can get more information by clicking HERE.

Gun Rentals

  • If you don’t feel like traveling/flying with your gun you can rent them from us.  We have a fleet of Benelli & Franchi semi autos we rent to our clients for $50/day.

Videography Services

  • If you’d like to capture the memories of your hunt forever our videography services are a great add on to your hunt.  For more information on having your hunt recorded in HD, edited and put on a DVD click here

We don’t hold any dates until your deposit is in.  Deposits can be taken by a credit card over the phone, paypal, venmo or a check in the mail.  We recommend a card over the phone, venmo or paypal as they are the easiest and quickest way that dates can be reserved.  If you choose to send a check please know your dates can’t be reserved until your check has been received.

We provide everything needed to be successful in the field, blinds, calling, decoys, flags etc

Here’s what you need to make sure you bring for your hunt

  • Guns (unless your renting from us)
  • MN small game license, state waterfowl stamp, state pheasant stamp (if hunting pheasants) and federal waterfowl stamp.
  • All shotguns must have a plug in to hold no more than 3 total shells.
  • Weather appropriate hunting clothing
  • Ammo (3’s or 4’s for ducks and 2’s and BB or BBB for geese).  Steel shot only.
  • Snacks for blind but no coolers, please only bring the minimum into the field.  NO ALCOHOL
  • Please make sure everyone in your group brings a face mask or face paint!  This is very important!
Want more information on what a typical day of goose hunting looks like with us?  Click Here

Deposits and Refund policy –  We require a deposit of $300/person via card over the phone, paypal (Graham@maxxedoutguides) or venmo (@maxxedoutguides) to book a Minnesota Goose or Duck Hunt.

Deposits are 100% non refundable.  Last minute cancellations will forfeit their deposit.  If weather or birds require us to postpone your hunt, your deposit will simply be re-applied to a later date this season or next.  No exceptions.