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Young mallards and common mergansers share a resting spot Thursday along the Mississippi River near Bemidji. Secluded areas will be coveted by the birds on Sept. 27 when the Minnesota waterfowl hunting seasons open. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

Hunting: Minnesota waterfowl seasons open Sept. 27

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ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s waterfowl seasons will open a half-hour before sunrise on Sept. 27, under a similar season structure to last year, with similar bag limits and with season dates that vary for north, central and southern zones.


The waterfowl seasons are based on a federal framework that applies to all states in the Mississippi Flyway.

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