Deer hunting season information

CWD information

CWD testing continues in area 603

Mandatory CWD testing continues in southeast Minnesota's disease management zone through the end of December's archery and muzzleloader seasons as well as a late-season hunt that begins Saturday, Jan. 6.
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Test for CWD yourself

If you hunt in a deer permit area where there is no mandatory CWD testing but still would like to have your deer checked, you can collect a lymph node sample and pay for a private test.
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Was your deer tested?

You can view results from all areas tested for CWD. Results will be updated on weekdays as they become available. Note that outside of deer permit area 603, hunters will not be notified of their test result unless their deer tests presumptive positive for CWD.


Deer registration

Deer zones and permit areas

Map showing boundaries of Minnesota's deer permit areas and the zones in which they are contained.

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Lottery information

Seasons (see regulations for detailed information)

Events Calendar



Camp Ripley Archery Hunt Application Deadline



Youth Deer Hunt Application Deadline



Antlerless Deer and Special Hunt Lottery Deadline

09/15/18 - 12/31/18


Deer Hunt - Archery season

10/18/18 - 10/19/18


Deer Hunt - Camp Ripley Archery Hunt - 1st season

10/18/18 - 10/21/18


Deer Hunt - Special Youth Deer season

10/27/18 - 10/28/18


Deer Hunt - Camp Ripley Archery Hunt - 2nd season

11/03/18 - 11/18/18


Deer Hunt - Firearm season - 100A

11/03/18 - 11/11/18


Deer Hunt - Firearm season - 200A and 300A

11/17/18 - 11/25/18


Deer Hunt - Firearm season - 300B

11/24/18 - 12/09/18


Deer Hunt - Muzzleloader season

Special hunts

Camp Ripley

Details available in July.

Topical hunting information

Deer information

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