Minnesota’s Central Duck Zone will re-open Saturday, Oct. 6, and remain open through Sunday, Nov. 25, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced.

The DNR split the Central Duck Zone season into two parts to provide more opportunity later in the fall. The zone is bordered on the north by Minnesota Highway 210 and on the south by U.S. Highway 212.

Temporary closures translate into additional hunting opportunity later in fall when late season migrant ducks pass through the state.

The South Duck Zone, which includes all of Minnesota south of Highway 212, remains closed until Saturday, Oct. 13. The goose season also is closed in this zone when the duck season is closed.

A map of Minnesota’s three duck zones is available on page 22 of 2012 Waterfowl Regulations and online at www.mndnr.gov/regulations/hunting.

Logo courtesy Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

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