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07/24/19

Fur-bearing animals of McCarthy Beach

McCarthy Beach State Park

08/02/19

Straight and True

Forestville Mystery Cave State Park

08/10/19

Archery in the Park

Lake Carlos State Park

08/16/19

Deer - special youth deer hunt lottery application deadline

Various state parks and Wildlife Management Areas

08/16/19

Bear baiting start date

Statewide

08/16/19

Deer - Camp Ripley archery hunt application deadline

Camp Ripley

08/16/19

Prairie chicken hunt lottery application deadline

Prairie chicken quota areas

09/01/19 - 09/15/19

Early Canada goose season

Statewide

09/01/19 - 10/13/19

Bear hunting

Permit areas and no-quota area

09/01/19 - 11/29/19

Mourning dove hunting

Statewide

09/01/19 - 10/31/19

Crow hunting (third season)

Statewide

09/05/19

Deer - antlerless deer and special hunt lottery deadline

Lottery deer permit areas and special hunts

09/07/19 - 09/08/19

Youth Waterfowl Hunt

Statewide

09/07/19 - 09/15/19

Elk hunt - A season

Kittson central and Kittson northeast zones

09/14/19 - 01/01/20

Ruffed and spruce grouse, and Hungarian partridge hunting

Statewide

09/14/19 - 02/29/20

Rabbit and squirrel

Statewide

09/14/19 - 12/31/19

Deer hunting - archery

Statewide

09/14/19 - 10/20/19

Sandhill crane hunting (northwest goose zone)

 

09/14/19 - 11/30/19

Sharptailed grouse hunting

Northwest zone

09/21/19 - 11/04/19

Woodcock hunting

Statewide

09/21/19 - 09/22/19

Take a Kid Hunting Weekend

Statewide

09/21/19 - 09/29/19

Elk hunt - B season

Kittson central zone

09/21/19 - 11/19/19

Duck season

North duck zone

09/21/19 - 09/29/19

Duck season

Central duck zone

09/21/19 - 09/29/19

Duck season

South duck zone

09/21/19 - 12/29/19

Canada goose season

North duck zone

09/21/19 - 09/29/19

Canada goose season

Central duck zone

09/21/19 - 09/29/19

Canada goose season

South duck zone

09/28/19 - 10/06/19

Prairie chicken hunting

Prairie chicken quota areas

09/28/19 - 10/27/19

Turkey hunting

Hunter selected permit area

10/05/19 - 10/13/19

Elk hunt - C season

Kittson central zone

10/05/19 - 11/24/19

Duck season

Central duck zone

10/05/19 - 12/26/19

Canada goose season

Central duck zone

10/12/19 - 01/01/20

Pheasant hunting season

Statewide

10/12/19 - 11/30/19

Sharptailed grouse hunting

East-central zone

10/12/19

Women's Knot tying class

Afton State Park

10/12/19 - 12/01/19

Duck season

South duck zone

10/12/19 - 01/02/20

Canada goose season

South duck zone

10/17/19 - 10/20/19

Deer hunting - youth

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

10/17/19 - 10/18/19

Deer - Camp Ripley archery hunt (first season)

Camp Ripley

10/19/19 - 10/20/19

Deer hunting - antlerless only

Portions of southeastern Minnesota

10/26/19 - 05/15/20

Beaver trapping

North furbearer zone

10/26/19 - 01/05/20

Otter trapping

North zone

10/26/19 - 10/27/19

Deer - Camp Ripley archery hunt (second season)

Camp Ripley

10/26/19 - 02/28/20

Mink and muskrat trapping

North furbearer zone

11/02/19 - 05/15/20

Beaver trapping

South furbearer zone

11/02/19 - 01/05/20

Otter trapping

South furbearer zone

11/02/19 - 02/28/20

Mink and muskrat trapping

South furbearer zone

11/09/19 - 11/17/19

Deer hunting - firearm (season A)

200 and 300 series permit areas

11/09/19 - 11/24/19

Deer hunting - firearm (season A)

100 series permit areas

11/23/19 - 12/01/19

Deer hunting - firearm (season B)

300 series permit areas

11/30/19 - 12/15/19

Deer hunting - muzzleloader

Statewide

11/30/19 - 01/05/20

Bobcat hunting and trapping

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

11/30/19 - 12/05/19

Fisher and pine marten trapping

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

12/07/19 - 12/15/19

Elk hunt - D season

Kittson central zone