Minnesota & South Dakota’s early season goose hunting starts in September and features 5 bird daily limit in MN and an 8 bird per day limit in SD! The goal of the early season goose hunts September is to harvest the geese that breed in the state.
September early season goose hunts start the first weekend in September and run 21 days in MN and 30 days in SD.
These hunts are almost exclusively dry field hunts conducted from layout blinds or A-frame blinds which are essentially a mobile, above ground pit.
The strong breeding population of canada geese in MN & SD combined with an early push of Molt Migrant canada geese (these are one and two year old non breeding birds that push into the state in September on NW winds) combine to produce some of our biggest shoots of the year.
Because of the location of our lodge in western MN we are able to guide in both western MN and eastern SD. We do have our hunters purchase licenses for both states. Every day our scouts scour the country side in MN and SD to put you on your best shoot for the next day regardless of which state it’s in! Our hunt radius is quite large in the early season. We scout extensively and hunt fresh fields every day.
In addition to our scouting efforts, our farmer/land owner commission rate is one of the highest in the midwest, meaning we pay the most to get our customers in the best fields!
Our early season goose hunts are run in groups of 6-8 and a party of 7 is required to have a private hunt with just you and your guides.