Bear hunting

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.

Bear lottery results

Hunting information

Bear Outfitter / Guides:

DNR provides names and contact information for current year licensed bear outfitters. This is not an endorsement of any individual on the list. We do not provide referrals or other types of information, and licensure by the state does not mean that the outfitter has been certified as to competence, quality of hunt, success, etc.

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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08/13/21Bear baiting start datePermit areas & no-quota area
09/01/21 - 10/17/21Bear seasonPermit areas & no-quota area

Black bear management

Reports and surveys

Maps and statistics