The first August goose hunting season in Minnesota has been announced. It will run August 10-25 with a 10 bird per day limit and no possession limit. Hunters will be allowed to hunt a half an hour before and a half an hour after sunset. These hunts have been established in an attempt to help manage the geese that breed in the state of MN.
This has been met with a lot of criticism and limited optimism. Concerns have ranged from suggestions that birds wouldn’t be flying by then to hunting them in August will push them out of the state. Personally I feel blessed with three additional weeks to get out and geese in the early season. It’s been a long off season and myself and the rest of the guides are ready to get after it.
Hunts where our clients actually have the opportunity to take advantage of the 10 bird limit will be tough to come by but we’re sure to have a few. We’re excited to have the folks from Duck Dog Waterfowl out with us to film the first week of the August early season.
Openings remain for mid week guided goose hunts and the weekends of the 17/18 and 24/25.