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.