Hunting and Fishing Season Openers

Hunting and fishing openers are a Minnesota sporting tradition and the Minnesota DNR wants you to be ready to go. Please refer to the hunting or fishing page for more specific information about seasons and openers.


Hunting & Fishing season dates and deadlines

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04/30/16 - 02/26/17

 

Bowfishing - 2016 season

04/30/16 - 02/19/17

 

Bullhead, Redhorse, other rough fish Spearing - 2016 season

04/30/16 - 02/26/17

 

Sucker Spearing - 2016 season

05/14/16 - 02/26/17

 

Walleye, sauger, northern pike - 2016 season

05/14/16 - 02/26/17

 

Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass - 2016 season -North and East of U.S. Hwy 53 from Duluth to International Falls and Pelican and Ash lakes in St. Louis County

05/28/16 - 02/26/17

 

Largemouth Bass - 2016 season -South and West of US Hwy 53 from Duluth to International Falls except Pelican and Ash Lakes in St. Louis County

09/12/16 - 02/26/17

 

Smallmouth Bass - 2016 Catch and Release season only (statewide)

09/17/16 - 12/31/16

 

Deer Hunt - Archery season

09/17/16 - 01/01/17

 

Ruffed and Spruce Grouse, Hungarian Partridge season

09/17/16 - 02/28/17

 

Small Game - Rabbits, Squirrels season

10/15/16 - 01/01/17

 

Pheasant season

10/15/16 - 03/15/17

 

Raccoon, Red Fox, Gray Fox, Badger, Opossum (North) Hunting & Trapping

10/22/16 - 03/15/17

 

Raccoon, Red Fox, Gray Fox, Badger, Opossum (South) Hunting & Trapping

10/29/16 - 05/15/17

 

Furbearer Trapping - Beaver - south zone

10/29/16 - 01/08/17

 

Furbearer Trapping - Otter - north zone

10/29/16 - 02/28/17

 

Furbearer Trapping - Mink and Muskrat - north zone

10/29/16 - 01/08/17

 

Furbearer Trapping - Otter - south zone

10/29/16 - 02/28/17

 

Furbearer Trapping - Mink and Muskrat-south zone

11/15/16 - 02/26/17

 

Dark House Spearing-2016 season

11/26/16 - 12/11/16

 

Deer Hunt - Muzzleloader season

11/26/16 - 01/08/17

 

Bobcat - Hunting & Trapping-north of I-94 and US Hwy 10 only

12/15/16 - 12/31/16

 

Crow Hunting (4th season)

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