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07/20/19

Glacial Lakes State Park

Archery in the Park

07/24/19

McCarthy Beach State Park

Fur-bearing animals of McCarthy Beach

08/10/19

Lake Carlos State Park

Archery in the Park

08/16/19

Various state parks and Wildlife Management Areas

Deer - special youth deer hunt lottery application deadline

08/16/19

Statewide

Bear baiting start date

08/16/19

Camp Ripley

Deer - Camp Ripley archery hunt application deadline

08/16/19

Prairie chicken quota areas

Prairie chicken hunt lottery application deadline

09/01/19 - 09/15/19

Statewide

Early Canada goose season

09/01/19 - 10/13/19

Permit areas and no-quota area

Bear hunting

09/01/19 - 11/29/19

Statewide

Mourning dove hunting

09/01/19 - 10/31/19

Statewide

Crow hunting (third season)

09/05/19

Lottery deer permit areas and special hunts

Deer - antlerless deer and special hunt lottery deadline

09/07/19 - 09/08/19

Statewide

Youth Waterfowl Hunt

09/07/19 - 09/15/19

Kittson central and Kittson northeast zones

Elk hunt - A season

09/14/19 - 01/01/20

Statewide

Ruffed and spruce grouse, and Hungarian partridge hunting

09/14/19 - 02/29/20

Statewide

Rabbit and squirrel

09/14/19 - 12/31/19

Statewide

Deer hunting - archery

09/14/19 - 10/20/19

 

Sandhill crane hunting (northwest goose zone)

09/14/19 - 11/30/19

Northwest zone

Sharptailed grouse hunting

09/21/19 - 11/04/19

Statewide

Woodcock hunting

09/21/19 - 09/22/19

Statewide

Take a Kid Hunting Weekend

09/21/19 - 09/29/19

Kittson central zone

Elk hunt - B season

09/21/19 - 11/19/19

North duck zone

Duck season

09/21/19 - 09/29/19

Central duck zone

Duck season

09/21/19 - 09/29/19

South duck zone

Duck season

09/21/19 - 12/29/19

North duck zone

Canada goose season

09/21/19 - 09/29/19

Central duck zone

Canada goose season

09/21/19 - 09/29/19

South duck zone

Canada goose season

09/28/19 - 10/06/19

Prairie chicken quota areas

Prairie chicken hunting

09/28/19 - 10/27/19

Hunter selected permit area

Turkey hunting

10/05/19 - 10/13/19

Kittson central zone

Elk hunt - C season

10/05/19 - 11/24/19

Central duck zone

Duck season

10/05/19 - 12/26/19

Central duck zone

Canada goose season

10/12/19 - 01/01/20

Statewide

Pheasant hunting season

10/12/19 - 11/30/19

East-central zone

Sharptailed grouse hunting

10/12/19

Afton State Park

Women's Knot tying class

10/12/19 - 12/01/19

South duck zone

Duck season

10/12/19 - 01/02/20

South duck zone

Canada goose season

10/17/19 - 10/20/19

Specific permit areas in southeastern and northwestern Minnesota, including metro permit area 601

Deer hunting - youth

10/17/19 - 10/18/19

Camp Ripley

Deer - Camp Ripley archery hunt (first season)

10/19/19 - 10/20/19

Portions of southeastern Minnesota

Deer hunting - antlerless only

10/26/19 - 05/15/20

North furbearer zone

Beaver trapping

10/26/19 - 01/05/20

North zone

Otter trapping

10/26/19 - 10/27/19

Camp Ripley

Deer - Camp Ripley archery hunt (second season)

10/26/19 - 02/28/20

North furbearer zone

Mink and muskrat trapping

11/02/19 - 05/15/20

South furbearer zone

Beaver trapping

11/02/19 - 01/05/20

South furbearer zone

Otter trapping

11/02/19 - 02/28/20

South furbearer zone

Mink and muskrat trapping

11/09/19 - 11/17/19

200 and 300 series permit areas

Deer hunting - firearm (season A)

11/09/19 - 11/24/19

100 series permit areas

Deer hunting - firearm (season A)

11/23/19 - 12/01/19

300 series permit areas

Deer hunting - firearm (season B)

11/30/19 - 12/15/19

Statewide

Deer hunting - muzzleloader

11/30/19 - 01/05/20

North of I-94 and U.S. Highway 10

Bobcat hunting and trapping

11/30/19 - 12/05/19

North of I-94 and U.S. Highway 10

Fisher and pine marten trapping

12/07/19 - 12/15/19

Kittson central zone

Elk hunt - D season