Duck Hunting & Goose Hunting in Minnesota at The Pines Resort

For the avid duck hunter or goose hunter, the The Pines Resort in Minnesota’s Northwoods is one of the best duck hunting and goose hunting resorts in Minnesota. With 67,000 acres - most of which is uninhabited - Lake Winnibigoshish is a haven for migratory birds that come each year to nest and stay for the summer and fall. Canadian Geese and ducks are popular birds to hunt and waterfowl season begins the end of September.

Enjoy our comfortable cabin accommodations as well as expert local advice to put you on some of the best locations for waterfowl hunting in Minnesota and ensure a successful trip with ample selection of mallards, canvasbacks, wood ducks, pintails and coots. Our Minnesota duck hunting experience helps you to get to the best locations and enjoy a relaxing stay throughout your hunting trip.

The best time to visit The Pines Resort for waterfowl hunting is late September through mid-October. This is usually the best time for Mallard hunting as local birds begin to migrate and this leads to easy harvest points throughout the area. Minnesota has a daily duck bag limit of six ducks per day. The mallard bag limit is four per day, including two hen mallards. The daily bag limits are three for wood ducks and three for scaup. Minnesota also has a bag limit of three dark geese per day; these include Canada geese, white-fronted geese and brant.

Duck hunting in Minnesota.

Whether you want to get away for a waterfowl hunting weekend or you're interested in enjoying a full week of Minnesota duck hunting or goose hunting we’ll help you take care of every need. We can assist you with finding the best areas to resupply, layout maps with some of the best duck hunting spots in our surrounding area and provide copies of the Minnesota Waterfowl Hunting Regulations.

We strongly feel that we are sitting on top of the best duck hunting in Minnesota and we want to share our favorite spot with other like-minded hunters worldwide. Whether you're a local Minnesota resident or you are traveling in from a different state we welcome you to The PinesResort! Give us a call today to reserve your Minnesota Duck Hunting or Minnesota Goose Hunting Resort Trip – 1-800-342-1552 or 218-246-8546, or make your reservation online.

The best waterfowl hunting in Minnesota is found at The Pines Resort on Lake Winnibigoshish near Deer River, MN.

Deer Hunting in Minnesota at The Pines Resort

Whitetail deer hunting is of our most popular hunting packages at The Pines Resort. Many hunters come to Minnesota each year in the hopes of taking home a big trophy buck and with thousands of acres of Chippewa National Forest public hunting land just outside your cabin door, we can provide you with a very good shot at trophy whitetail deer and some of the biggest bucks in the state of Minnesota.

Whether you are interested in deer hunting with a rifle, with a bow or with a muzzleloader we can help you find the best locations to hunt as well as make recommendations for the success of your hunt. At the end of a long day of hunting you can relax in our comfortable cabins and get ready for the next day’s hunt.

Depending on the type of firearm you are using, deer hunting season usually begins in early November. Archery season for deer is much longer starting in mid-September and running through the end of the year. Click the link for the hunting regulations to the right of this article to see exact deer hunting season dates. We recommend booking your cabin stay early as our deer hunting season fills up quickly.

Contact The Pines Resort today at 1-800-342-1552 or 218-246-8546, or make your deer hunting reservation online.

Come to The Pines Resort for the best whitetail deer hunting in Minnesota.
Whitetail deer are plentiful in the Chippewa National Forest at The Pines Resort.

Grouse Hunting in Minnesota at The Pines Resort

Minnesota is well-known for having some of the best grouse hunting in the entire nation and The Pines Resort is proud to host ruffed grouse hunters from all across the country as they take advantage of the flush rates of grouse in the area. Hunter success rates near our resort in the Chippewa National Forest are very high with the average harvest around 4.3 birds each since 2011. Our great location, just north of Grand Rapids, MN, means your hunting party can look forward to a great ruffed grouse hunt year after year.

The ruffed grouse is a native woodland bird about the size of a small chicken. The bird is noted for its fan-shaped tail marked by a broad, dark band. Some ruffed grouse–called red-phased birds–have chestnut-colored tails, and the gray-phased birds have gray or slate-colored tails. The bird also has a concealed neck ruff that the male puffs out during courtship displays.

Male ruffed grouse make a well-known drumming noise that sounds similar to a distant lawnmower engine. He drums by beating his wings in the air, starting slowly as a series of thumps, and then, as beating speeds up, the sound resembles a drum or engine. The drumming occurs on logs, boulders, tree roots, or other elevated sites known as “drumming logs.”

There are nearly 300 miles of non-motorized trails in the Chippewa National Forest and many of these trails pass near the resort through some of the best grouse habitat. These areas move through small, well-distributed timber stands and openings to provide the different aged forest habitat that allow grouse to thrive.

Not counting a sturdy pair of boots, a blaze orange hat and vest and a shotgun, all you need to hunt grouse in Minnesota is a valid small game license. Hunters seeking woodcock must be HIP-certified (done when you purchase your Minnesota license) but do not need state or federal migratory bird stamps. Shotguns may not hold more than three shells unless a plug is used.

Give us a call today to reserve your Minnesota Grouse Hunting Trip – 1-800-342-1552 or 218-246-8546, or make your reservation online.

NOTE: Completion of a Hunter Education/Firearms Safety course is required to purchase a hunting license for anyone born on or after Dec. 31, 1979. Click here for the full story:

Ruffed Grouse hunting is a favorite sport in Minnesota's Northwoods.