Waterfowl for Warriors

Organizers / Sponsors

The Waterfowl for Warriors hunting program is organized by volunteers from local law enforcement agencies, American Legion, Fire Department, and hunting enthusiasts. The program is provided by the City of Anoka and sponsored by many great local businesses and organizations as a thank you to local Veterans and active Military members. 

We cannot thank our Nation’s military men and women enough. Without their sacrifices we would not have the ability to truly understand what freedom is.

General Information

Hunters are required to provide their own shotgun and to purchase all applicable licenses/stamps according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and federal regulations. Volunteers provide everything else needed to create the memories of a quality hunt, including:

  • Ammunition
  • Blinds and Decoys
  • Dogs for Retrieving
  • Field Lunch

2020 Hunting Dates

  • Sunday, October 11, 2020           
  • Wednesday, October 21, 2020    
  • Thursday, October 29, 2020     
  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020     (FULL)
  • Sunday, November 29, 2020      (FULL)


All rosters are currently full. If you are interested in being placed on a waiting list please email Lisa LaCasse

Youth - Waterfowl Hunting Program

The Youth Waterfowl for Warriors hunting program is for the sons, daughters and grandchildren of active Military Service Members or Veterans. Youth ages 10 to 17 are eligible to participate. Firearm safety certification is required for youth age 13 to 15 years. A non-hunting adult chaperone must accompany the youth during the hunt.

Participants will experience a guided hunt with mentoring as needed in both a field and shoreline location within the Anoka Nature Preserve. 

MN DNR Youth Waterfowl Hunting Weekend is September 12 and 13, 2020.  The Youth Waterfowl for Warriors Hunting activity will take place on Saturday September 12 and 13, 2020 at the Anoka Nature Preserve.  Saturday Sept 12 is full.  Accepting registrations for Sunday Sept 13.  Registration is required.  To register, download and submit your registration form. 

COVID-19 Response/Plan

We have added additional Adult and Youth hunts for 2020 in an effort to serve the same number of hunters with fewer hunters  allowed to register per date.  Applicable MN Governor Executive Orders will be enforced such as social distancing and the wearing of masks. Hunters will be expected to wear masks when social distancing is not possible. By participating in this activity you are acknowledging and accepting responsibility for health risks associated with COVID-19 and your personal health. If you don’t feel well on the morning of your hunt please stay home. 

Thank You Program Partners

Vista Outdoor / Federal Premium Ammunition
The Weaver Brothers Companies
Beavertail / DOA Decoys
MN DNR No Child Left Inside Grant Program
Big Dog Duck Calls
Anoka American Legion -Edward P. Cutter Post 102
Mike Haste, LLC Seamless Gutters

Support the Waterfowl for Warrior Program

Merchandise is available for purchase at each hunt, at Anoka City Hall, and through emailing an order form. Proceeds from merchandise sales go toward the Waterfowl for Warriors program.  

Updated designs/colors for sweatshirts and t-shirts! Sizes M - 3XL in most designs!

  • Crewneck Sweatshirt (kaki): $30
  • Hoodie (chocolate brown):  $40
  • Short sleeve T-shirt: $10Hoodie 2020
    • heathered red
    • heathered royal blue
    • heathered olive green
    • heathered brown
    • wow pink (not pictured)
  • Long sleeve T-shirt: $20
    • heathered charcoal grey
    • heathered navy blue (not pictured)

FLASH Sale on 2019 items

Prices are as follows (while supplies last/limited sizes available):

  • Can Koozie (Assorted colors):
    Sale price: $1 each or 3 for $2flash sale
  • Short Sleeved T-Shirt:
    Sale price: $9 each
  • Camo Baseball Cap:
    Sale price: $10 each
  • Grey Baseball Cap:
    Sale price: $10 each
  • Black Performance Long Sleeve Shirt (sizes Small -
    2XL).  These shirts are great for layering, moisture wicking fabric. Sale price: $15 each
  • Hoodie Sweatshirt (Green or Grey) limited quantities and sizes available. Oversized, heavy weight hockey style lace hoodie. Small and Mediums make great Christmas gifts for young hunters  (and spouses...so they don't steal yours!)  (Quantities available as of 10/29)
    $30 Grey size Small & Medium (3 small, 4 medium available)
    $30 Green size Small & Medium (4 small, 5 medium available)
    $35 Grey size XL (2 available)
    $35 Green size 2XL (1 available)
    $40 Grey size 3XL (1 available)

Contact Public Services Dept to purchase 763-576-2980

Shipping costs are extra and based on the items being shipped. Average shipping cost is $14.95 OR save on shipping and order your items and pick up in person at City Hall or at one of the hunting events.