Deer hunting season information


View the preliminary harvest totals for the 2019 season. Totals are updated every one or two business days.

Check the lottery

Results are in. Check the antlerless and special hunt or muzzleloader lottery.

Special hunt information

Special hunts are scheduled in specific deer permit areas in the southeast CWD management zone in late December.

Find answers to common questions

Check out the deer season FAQ to get answers to the most-asked deer hunting questions questions.

It's wet out there

If you're headed out to hunt, check ahead to ensure your destination isn't flooded.

Mandatory CWD testing

CWD sample submission is mandatory in select deer permit areas where CWD has been found, including the southeast management zone, the north central management zone, the southeast control zone and the central surveillance area.

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.

2018 deer harvest report.

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


Youth deer hunting

Looking for youth deer hunting information? You can find the information in the Minnesota Hunting and Trapping Regulations booklet.

Special hunts

Season information

Season dates

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09/14/19 - 12/31/19

Deer - archery


11/30/19 - 12/15/19

Deer - muzzleloader



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