Deer hunting season information

Mandatory CWD testing

CWD sample submission is mandatory during the first two days of the statewide (A) and late southeast (3B) seasons in select deer permit areas.

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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Deer management

Visit the deer management page to learn about what the DNR does so Minnesotans can enjoy the benefits of a thriving and disease-free deer population.

2017 deer harvest report.

For more harvest reports, harvest maps, population modeling, winter severity indexes and surveys, visit the deer reports and statistics page.

Registration

Special hunts

Season information

Events Calendar

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


 


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