Goose Hunting Station Application Period

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Hunters wanting to reserve a date to go goose hunting in the controlled hunting zone at Lac qui Parle Wildlife Management Area are reminded to submit their application postmarked between Aug. 22 and Sept. 14. Applications postmarked prior to Aug. 22 will be rejected. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will accept applications on a first-come, first-served basis.

Proposed regular goose season dates at Lac qui Parle will be Thursday, Oct. 20, through Monday, Nov. 28. The proposed season is 40 days in length.

Hunters must apply on a standard 3 ? inch by 5 ? inch postcard bearing the applicant's full name and address, and listing first, second and third choice of hunting dates. Only one postcard per hunter may be submitted. Hunters submitting more than one application will have all of their applications rejected.

Applications should be sent to: Controlled Hunt, Lac qui Parle Wildlife Management Area, 14047 20th Street NW, Watson, MN 56295.

Successful applicants will receive reservations by mail designating the date of their hunt. Only successful applicants will be notified. Goose hunting stations will be assigned through a drawing held on the morning of the hunt. Reservation holders may be accompanied by one or two guests.

All hunters using hunting stations in the Lac qui Parle controlled hunt zone who are 18 years of age or older will be charged a $3 fee on the day of their hunt. The reservation system will be in effect for the entire goose season.