Early Canada goose season
The early Canada goose season runs Saturday, Sept. 1, through Friday, Sept. 21. Bag limits for Canada geese are five per day statewide. A $4 permit is required to hunt Canada geese in the early season. Permits are available wherever hunting licenses are sold.
The restriction prohibiting hunting within 100 yards of surface water remains in effect in the northwest goose zone. Early season goose hunters should consult the 2012 Waterfowl Supplement for zone maps and additional details.
Regular goose season
Minnesota's regular goose season will open in conjunction with the duck season statewide on Saturday, Sept. 22, with a bag limit of three Canada geese per day the entire season.
Additional details on the duck, goose, sandhill crane and other migratory bird hunting seasons are available in the 2012 Minnesota Waterfowl Hunting Regulations or online at www.mndnr.gov/regulations/hunting.