Anchor Inn Resort
55960 County Road 4
Spring Lake, MN 56680
Toll Free: 1-888-798-2718
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Legendary Duck Hunting
From Anchor Inn
Anchor Inn Resort's history is "anchored" in catering to the
sportsman. Located just upriver from Rice Lake - Anchor
Inn provides guests with easy access to some of the best duck
hunting habitat that you can find in Minnesota.
is a shallow body of water thickly covered by wild rice.
It is a natural refuge for waterfowl and makes Anchor Inn an
outstanding lodging choice for duck hunters! Call today at
1-888-798-2718 for reservations or information.
Minnesota's duck population can be divided into two groups:
Puddle ducks live in shallow marshes (puddles) and rivers and
feed by dabbling. You can often see their bottoms tipped
up as they feed in the shallows. These ducks also feed
often in grain fields. Puddle ducks are able to lift off from
water or land immediately. Minnesota puddle ducks are the
mallard, green-winged teal, blue-winged teal, cinnamon teal,
pintail, gadwall, wigeon, shoveler, wood duck, and black duck.
Diving ducks spend their time in large, deep lakes and rivers.
They feed on fish, shellfish, mollusks, and aquatic plants by
diving, often to deep depths. They can swim long distances
underwater by kicking their large paddle feet. Diving
ducks can't launch from water straight into the air like puddle
ducks can. Instead, they patter along the water surface
for several yards before becoming airborne. Minnesota
diving ducks are the canvasback, redhead, ringneck (also called
ringbill), scaup (also called bluebill), goldeneye, bufflehead,
and ruddy duck.
Three generations of
Kitterman hunters have hunted the area around Anchor Inn Resort.
Read on for some of their
duck hunting tips...
Lake to the north of Anchor Inn is a designated resting area for
waterfowl beginning with the opening of duck season.
Although boat motors are not allowed, it is not restricted from
duck hunters using non-motorized boats. This shallow lake
has lots of cover for the ducks and has been a duck hunting
favorite for many years. Just a short ride from Anchor Inn
down the river (which flows to the north) will bring you to Rice
Lake. Canada geese and many varieties of duck including
mallards, blue bills, wood ducks, and teal can be found there.
Anchor Inn's history as a hunting lodge is directly tied to
our proximity to this great waterfowl hunting area.
Completion of a Hunter Education/Firearms Safety course is now
required to purchase a hunting license for anyone born on or
after Dec. 31, 1979. Click here for the full story:
Helpful Duck Hunting Links:
Duck Identification Guide
Minnesota Hunting and Trapping Regulations