White-tailed deer



Fish & Wildlife

Deer Hunting Season

A doe and buck in the field.

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Deer zones and permit areas

Map showing boundaries of Minnesota's deer permit areas and the zones in which they are contained.
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Special hunts

Camp Ripley

All Camp Ripley applicants have been selected to participate in this year's hunt. Undersubscribed permits are available for purchase.


Seasons (see regulations for detailed information)

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09/16/17 - 12/31/17


Deer Hunt - Archery season

10/19/17 - 10/20/17


Deer Hunt - Camp Ripley Archery Hunt - 1st season

10/19/17 - 10/22/17


Deer Hunt - Special Youth Deer season

10/28/17 - 10/29/17


Deer Hunt - Camp Ripley Archery Hunt - 2nd season

11/04/17 - 11/19/17


Deer Hunt - Firearm season - 100A

11/04/17 - 11/12/17


Deer Hunt - Firearm season - 200A and 300A

11/18/17 - 11/26/17


Deer Hunt - Firearm season - 300B

11/25/17 - 12/10/17


Deer Hunt - Muzzleloader season

Hunting Seasons

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