Archery deer hunts

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Camp Ripley 1
  • Number: 970
  • Dates: 10/18-10/19
  • Fee: $14.00
  • Application Deadline: 8/17/2018
  • Permits: 2,000
  • Type: Either Sex
  • Bag Limit: 2
  • Special Regulations: ELS application, www.mndnr.gov, “The bag limit for the Camp Ripley archery hunt is two deer. Hunters may use bonus permits to take antlerless deer and may take a deer of either sex on their regular license. Only one legal buck may be taken during this hunt.
  • Contact: Dr. Bill Faber, Central Lakes College's Natural Resource Program, 218-855-8082 or (800) 933-0346 Ext. 8082, [email protected]
Camp Ripley 2
  • Number: 971
  • Dates: 10/27-10/28
  • Fee: $14.00
  • Application Deadline: 8/17/2018
  • Permits: 2,000
  • Type: Either Sex
  • Bag Limit: 2
  • Special Regulations: ELS application, www.mndnr.gov, “The bag limit for the Camp Ripley archery hunt is two deer. Hunters may use bonus permits to take antlerless deer and may take a deer of either sex on their regular license. Only one legal buck may be taken during this hunt.
  • Contact: Dr. Bill Faber, Central Lakes College's Natural Resource Program, 218-855-8082 or (800) 933-0346 Ext. 8082, [email protected]
Carleton Refuge and Arboretum
  • Number: 972
  • Dates: 11/22-12/31
  • Application Deadline: 10/17/2018
  • Permits: 40
  • Type: Earn-a-buck
  • Bag Limit: 2
  • Special Regulations: Hunters must obtain written permission from the landowner. https://apps.carleton.edu/campus/arb/visitor_information/archery_hunt/
  • Contact: Nancy Braker, Aboretum Director, 507-222-4543, [email protected]
City of Austin and Jay C. Hormel Nature Center
  • Number: 973
  • Dates: 10/22-12/20
  • Fee: $20
  • Application Deadline: 9/14/2018
  • Permits: 60
  • Type: Earn-a-buck
  • Bag Limit: 3
  • Special Regulations: Earn-a-buck regulation in place. Only select areas open to hunting. Contact city for more details or see www.ci.austin.mn.us. CWD sampling mandatory 11/3-11/4.
  • Contact: Kim Underwood, City of Austin, 507-433-1881, [email protected]
City of Bemidji (Northeast)
  • Number: 985
  • Dates: 9/15-12/31
  • Fee: $10
  • Application Deadline: 8/3/2018
  • Permits: 48
  • Type: Either Sex
  • Bag Limit: 5
  • Special Regulations: Link to "Archery Hunt" located in lower right corner of City of Bemidji website (www.ci.bemidji.mn.us/). Note: There are 3 City of Bemidji Hunts, each must be applied for separately.
  • Contact: City of Bemidji, 218-759-3562, [email protected]
City of Bemidji (Regional Airport)
  • Number: 986
  • Dates: 9/15-12/31
  • Fee: $10
  • Application Deadline: 8/3/2018
  • Permits: 20
  • Type: Either Sex
  • Bag Limit: 5
  • Special Regulations: Link to "Archery Hunt" located in lower right corner of City of Bemidji website (www.ci.bemidji.mn.us/). Note: There are 3 City of Bemidji Hunts, each must be applied for separately.
  • Contact: City of Bemidji, 218-759-3562, [email protected]
City of Bemidji (West)
  • Number: 985
  • Dates: 9/15-12/31
  • Fee: $10
  • Application Deadline: 8/3/2018
  • Permits: 40
  • Type: Either Sex
  • Bag Limit: 5
  • Special Regulations: Link to "Archery Hunt" located in lower right corner of City of Bemidji website (www.ci.bemidji.mn.us/). Note: There are 3 City of Bemidji Hunts, each must be applied for separately.
  • Contact: City of Bemidji, 218-759-3562, [email protected]
City of Canby
  • Number: 984
  • Dates: 9/15-12/31
  • Fee: $5
  • Application Deadline: 8/31/2018, Noon
  • Permits: 20
  • Type: Either Sex
  • Bag Limit: 2
  • Special Regulations: www.canby.govoffice.com
  • Contact: City of Canby, 507-223-7295, [email protected]
City of Cook
  • Number: 993
  • Dates: 9/15-12/31
  • Fee: $20
  • Application Deadline: 8/23/2018, Noon
  • Permits: 25
  • Type: Either Sex
  • Bag Limit: 5
  • Special Regulations: Orientation 6:30pm Wed. 9/5/18, Community Center, Cook, MN. www.cookmn.us
  • Contact: City of Cook, 218-666-2200, [email protected]
City of Duluth
  • Number: 980
  • Dates: 9/15-12/31
  • Fee: $25
  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2018 Information provided as a courtesy. Visit website during spring 2019 for future opportunities.
  • Permits: 400
  • Type: Earn-a-buck
  • Bag Limit: 3
  • Special Regulations: There is a proficiency testing requirement, deadline of June 27. Must have a Bowhunter's Education Certificate. See website for all application details (www.bowhuntersalliance.org). Mandatory orientation.
  • Contact: Arrowhead Bowhunter's Alliance, [email protected], Phillip Lockett, ABA President
City of Fergus Falls
  • Number: 979
  • Dates: 9/15-12/31
  • Fee: $20
  • Application Deadline: 8/20/2018
  • Permits: 20
  • Type: Either Sex
  • Bag Limit: 2
  • Special Regulations: Proficiency test required.
  • Contact: City of Fergus Falls Police Dept., 218-332-5555, [email protected]
City of Granite Falls
  • Number: 982
  • Dates: 9/15-12/31
  • Application Deadline: 9/1/2018
  • Permits: 10
  • Type: Antlerless Only
  • Bag Limit: 1
  • Special Regulations: www.granitefallspolice.com
  • Contact: Granite Fall Police Department, 320-564-2129, [email protected], Mitchell Brovold, Asst. Chief
City of Hallock
  • Number: 992
  • Dates: 9/15-12/31
  • Fee: $25 if selected
  • Application Deadline: 9/7/2018
  • Permits: 15
  • Type: Antlerless Only
  • Bag Limit: 2
  • Special Regulations: There will be 5 permits available for 3 separate hunts. Hunts will take place 9/15/18 - 10/14/18, 10/15/18 - 11/14/18, and 11/15/18 - 12/31/18. Hunters will need to pass a proficiency archery shooting test prior to being approved to hunt. Several hunting
  • Contact: Mike Docken, Police Chief, 218-843-3434, [email protected]
City of Hoyt Lakes
  • Number: 989
  • Dates: 9/15-12/31
  • Fee: $20
  • Application Deadline: 8/22/2018, 2 p.m.
  • Permits: 25
  • Type: Either Sex
  • Bag Limit: 5
  • Special Regulations: Orientation 6:30 pm Thur. 9/6, Hoyt Lakes Emergency Services Building with proficiency test from 4-6 pm that day. $15 Application then $5 for proficiency test. www.hoytlakes.com
  • Contact: City of Hoyt Lakes, 218-225-2344, [email protected], Rebecca Burich, City Clerk-Treasurer
City of Lake Benton
  • Number: 924
  • Dates: 9/15-12/31
  • Fee: $15 plus $5 if selected
  • Application Deadline: 9/1/2018
  • Permits: 40
  • Type: Earn-a-buck
  • Bag Limit: 3
  • Special Regulations: Profiency test required. www.lakebentonminnesota.com
  • Contact: Tony Sievert, 507-368-4641 ext. 1, [email protected]
City of Mankato
  • Number: 981
  • Dates: 9/15-12/31
  • Fee: $20
  • Application Deadline: 8/13/2018
  • Permits: 40
  • Type: Earn-a-buck
  • Bag Limit: 5
  • Special Regulations:
  • Contact: Ashley Steevens, 507-720-1381 or 507-387-8580, [email protected]
City of New Ulm
  • Number: 976
  • Dates: 10/13-12/31
  • Fee: $45
  • Application Deadline: 8/29/2018
  • Permits: 56
  • Type: Double earn-a-buck
  • Bag Limit: 3
  • Special Regulations: Double earn-a-buck regulations. $15 administration/application fee, $30 participation fee if chosen to participate as determined via proficiency test.
  • Contact: Jeff Hohensee, 507-233-6750, [email protected]
City of Ortonville
  • Number: 983
  • Dates: 9/15-12/31
  • Fee: $10
  • Application Deadline: 8/8/2018
  • Permits: 30
  • Type: Earn-a-buck
  • Bag Limit: 5
  • Special Regulations: Hunters must pass an Ortonville administered qualification shoot. www.ortonvillepd.com
  • Contact: Ortonville City Clerk, 320-839-3428, [email protected]
City of Owatonna
  • Number: 990
  • Dates: 11/3-11/24, 11/25-12/21
  • Fee: $12 non-refundable
  • Application Deadline: 9/14/2018
  • Permits: 30
  • Type: Earn-a-buck
  • Bag Limit: 5
  • Special Regulations: Hunters will be required to demonstrate proficiency. www.ci.owatonna.mn.us
  • Contact: Owatonna Parks & Recreation, 507-444-4321, [email protected]
City of Red Lake Falls
  • Number: 998
  • Dates: 9/15-12/31
  • Application Deadline: 9/1/2018
  • Permits: 10
  • Type: Antlerless Only
  • Bag Limit: 1
  • Special Regulations:
  • Contact: City of Red Lake Falls, 218-253-2996, [email protected]
City of Red Wing
  • Number: 977
  • Dates: 9/15-12/31
  • Fee: $20
  • Permits: Unlimited
  • Type: Earn-a-buck in some areas.
  • Bag Limit: 5
  • Special Regulations: Some areas where Earn-A-Buck (EAB) regulations apply. $10 to Red Wing Public Works, $10 for local qualification costs. www.red-wing.org/deerhuntprogram.html CWD sampling mandatory 11/3-11/4 and 11/17-11/18 only.
  • Contact: Red Wing Public Works, 651-385-3674 or 651-385-3626, or [email protected]
City of Redwood Falls
  • Number: 978
  • Dates: 9/15-12/31
  • Fee: $60
  • Application Deadline: 8/13/2018
  • Permits: 20
  • Type: Double earn-a-buck
  • Bag Limit: 3
  • Special Regulations: Double earn-a-buck regulations. $20 application fee along with $40 fee for the twenty participating hunters chosen via archery proficiency test
  • Contact: Paul Parsons, 507-401-0469, https://ci.redwood-falls.mn.us/permits-applications/
City of Tower
  • Number: 988
  • Dates: 11/24-12/31
  • Application Deadline: 8/24/2018, Noon
  • Permits: 10
  • Type: Either Sex
  • Bag Limit: 5
  • Special Regulations: Hunt includes a portion of Soudan Underground Mine and Lake Vermilion State Park
  • Contact: DNR Wildlife, 650 Hwy 169, Tower, MN Tom Rusch (DNR), 218-300-7861, [email protected]
City of Warroad
  • Number: 974
  • Dates: 9/15/-12/31
  • Application Deadline: 9/1/2018
  • Permits: 10
  • Type: Either Sex
  • Bag Limit: 5
  • Special Regulations: Profiency test. Hunt areas will be designated. www.warroad.org
  • Contact: Wade Steinbring, 218-386-2053, [email protected]
Community of Side Lake
  • Number: 996
  • Dates: 9/15-12/31
  • Fee: $20
  • Application Deadline: 8/23/2018, Noon
  • Permits: 30
  • Type: Either Sex
  • Bag Limit: 3
  • Special Regulations: Orientation 6:30 pm Tuesday Sept 4, Side Lake Recreation Site / French Town Hall, 7548 Hwy 5 Side Lake, MN 218-254-3297, Mandatory
  • Contact: Bill Schuster, 218-969-6799, [email protected]
East Minnesota River Refuge
  • Number: 991
  • Dates: 9/15-12/31
  • Application Deadline: None
  • Permits: Unlimited
  • Type: Either Sex
  • Bag Limit: 2
  • Special Regulations: Hunters must register for hunt by contacting the Nicollet Area Wildlife office.
  • Contact: Email [email protected] to request registration/application packet or call 507-225-3572.
Greenleaf Lake State Recreation Area
  • Number: 987
  • Dates: 9/15-12/31
  • Application Deadline: None
  • Permits: Unlimited
  • Type: Either Sex
  • Bag Limit: 1
  • Special Regulations: Open to archery hunting deer following general archery season regulations. No special permit required. No bonus permits allowed. CWD sampling mandatory 11/3 - 11/4.
  • Contact: Kristy Rice, 320-234-2550 ext. 225, [email protected]
Pin Oak Prairie SNA
  • Number: 926
  • Dates: 9/15-12/31
  • Application Deadline: 9/6/2018
  • Permits: 6
  • Type: Antlerless Only
  • Bag Limit: 2
  • Special Regulations: CWD sampling mandatory, DPA 603.
  • Contact: Don Ramsden (DNR), 507-796-3284, [email protected]
River Bend Nature Center
  • Number: 997
  • Dates: 11/3-11/11
  • Application Deadline: 9/17/2018
  • Permits: 30
  • Type: Earn-a-buck
  • Bag Limit: 2
  • Special Regulations: www.rbnc.org
  • Contact: Brittany Smith, 507-332-7151, [email protected]
Vermillion Highlands Research, Recreation and WMA
  • Number: 975
  • Dates: 9/15-10/26, 12/10-12/31
  • Application Deadline: 8/15/2018
  • Permits: 60
  • Type: Either Sex
  • Bag Limit: 2
  • Special Regulations: Must complete Hunter Orientation requirement before actual permit is issued. Contact Area Wildlife office for details.
  • Contact: Bob Fashingbauer (DNR), 651-322-4643, [email protected]