Deer Hunting Season

Deer Hunting Lotteries

Deer Hunting Regulations

2016 Deer Permit Areas

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Seasons (see regulations for detailed information):

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09/17/16 - 12/31/16


Deer Hunt - Archery season

10/20/16 - 10/23/16


Deer Hunt - Special Youth Deer season

10/20/16 - 10/21/16


Deer Hunt - Camp Ripley Archery Hunt - 1st season

10/29/16 - 10/30/16


Deer Hunt - Camp Ripley Archery Hunt - 2nd season

11/05/16 - 11/20/16


Deer Hunt - Firearm season - 1A

11/05/16 - 11/13/16


Deer Hunt - Firearm season - 2A and 3A

11/19/16 - 11/27/16


Deer Hunt - Firearm season - 3B

11/26/16 - 12/11/16


Deer Hunt - Muzzleloader season

Hunting Seasons

Special hunts

Everyone who applied correctly for the Camp Ripley hunt will receive a permit because both hunts were undersubscribed.

Surplus permits on sale Sept. 16

Hunters who missed the lottery deadline for the Camp Ripley archery deer hunt can purchase surplus permits on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at noon on Friday, Sept. 16. Hunters who already received a permit will not be allowed to purchase a surplus permit.

A total of 997 permits remain for the first hunt which runs Thursday, Oct. 20, and Friday, Oct. 21, while 97 permits remain for the second hunt which runs Saturday, Oct. 29, and Sunday, Oct. 30. A person may only purchase a permit for one of the hunts.

Hunters can purchase a surplus permit at any Minnesota Department of Natural Resources license agent or online. Permits will remain on sale as long as they are available, or until Friday, Oct. 7. Permits cost $12.

(updated 9/26/16)

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