Minnesota’s annual youth waterfowl hunt is set for Saturday, Sept. 7 and Sunday, Sept. 8. As part of the youth hunt, hunters age 17 and younger can hunt waterfowl when accompanied by an adult who is not hunting. New this year, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources expanded the hunting opportunity from one to two days.

Youth hunters can take ducks, geese, mergansers, coots and moorhens from a half hour before sunrise to sunset. Bag limits are the same as the regular duck and September goose seasons.

Hunters ages 13 to 17 must have a firearms safety certificate or apprentice hunter validation in their possession. Youth hunters age 16 and 17 must have a Federal Duck Stamp and a youth small game license. All other migratory bird hunting regulations apply. The accompanying adult does not need a license.

More information on waterfowl hunting can be found on the DNR waterfowl hunting page.

-- Herald staff report