Minnesota: applications for Lac Qui Parle controlled hunt accepted Aug. 22
Beginning, Monday, Aug. 22, goose hunters can apply to reserve a
date to hunt from a blind in the controlled zone at the Minnesota
Department of Natural Resources’ Lac qui Parle Wildlife Management
Applications postmarked between Monday, Aug. 22, and Wednesday,
Sept. 14, will be processed on a first-come, first-served
Reservations to hunt in the controlled zone only will be accepted
for hunting dates from Thursday, Oct. 20, to Wednesday, Nov.
To apply, hunters must submit a standard 3-1/2 inch by 5-1/2 inch
postcard with their full name and address. They also must list
their first and second choice of hunting dates. The limit is one
postcard per hunter. Send postcards to: Controlled Hunt, Lac qui
Parle Wildlife Management Area, 14047 20th St. NW, Watson, MN,
Successful applicants will receive notification by mail designating
the date of their hunt. Hunters may bring one or two guests. All
hunters in the Lac qui Parle controlled hunting zone who are 18 and
older will be charged a $3 fee on the day of their hunt, to
partially cover controlled hunt expenses.
The DNR will assign goose-hunting stations during a drawing on the
morning of the hunt.
The regular Canada goose season will be 85 days at Lac qui Parle
starting Saturday, Sept. 24, and follow the same split season
closures as the regular waterfowl season. Prior to Oct. 20, the Lac
qui Parle State Game Refuge will be closed to waterfowl hunting.
From Thursday, Dec. 1, until the end of the goose season, hunters
still can use designated hunting blinds but access will be on a
first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, call the Lac qui Parle headquarters at