Bear hunting

New regulations coming

2020 bear hunting regulations will be available by April 1. Baiting can begin on Friday, Aug. 14. The hunting season is from Tuesday, Sept. 1, to Sunday, Oct. 18.

See a bear, report a bear

Map showing the black bear's range in MinnesotaMinnesota's black bear range has been slowly expanding southward and westward. If you see a bear outside of the animal's normal range, report it to the DNR.

Hunting information

Bait Registration:

Bear registration stations:

Hunting licenses - find license agents, get applications or purchase licenses by phone or the Internet.

Sunrise and sunset data


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09/01/20 - 10/18/20BearPermit areas and no-quota area

Black bear management

Reports and surveys

Maps and statistics