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.

5 Day Guided Goose Hunts with 5 nights lodging

  • Adults – $1550/gun
  • Youth – $1275/gun (16 & Under)

3 Day Guided Goose Hunts with 3 nights lodging

  • Adults – $975/gun
  • Youth – $775/gun (15 & Under)

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

  • Adults – $600/gun
  • Youth – $525/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, 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), September early goose special permit and federal waterfowl stamp.  If hunting with us in September you will also need a SD non resident Sept license.
  • 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!

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.