Make your deer hunting plan

Sunrise in the woods with a rifle in the foregroundA successful deer hunt requires planning. This tool provides access to comprehensive hunting and chronic wasting disease information that must be considered before going afield:

  • Buying the correct license
  • Following CWD requirements for the DPAs in which you hunt
  • Knowing the regulations for the seasons and DPAs in which you hunt
  • Determining where, how and when your deer will be processed
  • Firearms, tree stand and hunting safety

Find your DPA using the display, search and sort tools for the table below. The listing for each permit area displays an information summary and links that take you directly to the information you need to know before heading off to deer camp.

Know your deer permit area

Map showing boundaries of Minnesota's deer permit areas and the zones in which they are contained.To buy a deer hunting license, you must declare the deer permit area in which you expect to hunt. If you don't know your DPA number, use the interactive deer map.

Find your DPA

Use the show entries, search and sort features to locate and list the DPAs in which you hunt. Click the view link to see testing requirements.

DPACWD requirementsPartial CWD zoneMapPlan
101NoneN/AViewView
104NoneN/AViewView
105NoneN/AViewView
107NoneN/AViewView
109NoneN/AViewView
110SurveillanceNoViewView
111NoneN/AViewView
114NoneN/AViewView
117NoneN/AViewView
118NoneN/AViewView
119NoneN/AViewView
126NoneN/AViewView
130NoneN/AViewView
131NoneN/AViewView
132NoneN/AViewView
133NoneN/AViewView
152NoneN/AViewView
155NoneN/AViewView
156NoneN/AViewView
157SurveillanceYes: East  of Highway 65ViewView
159SurveillanceNoViewView
169SurveillanceYes: West of Highway 6ViewView
171NoneN/AViewView
172NoneN/AViewView
173NoneN/AViewView
176NoneN/AViewView
177NoneN/AViewView
178NoneN/AViewView
179 (679)ManagementNoViewView
181NoneN/AViewView
182NoneN/AViewView
183NoneN/AViewView
184SurveillanceNoViewView
197SurveillanceNoViewView
199NoneN/AViewView
201NoneN/AViewView
203NoneN/AViewView
208NoneN/AViewView
209NoneN/AViewView
210NoneN/AViewView
213SurveillanceNoViewView
214NoneN/AViewView
215NoneN/AViewView
218NoneN/AViewView
219NoneN/AViewView
221NoneN/AViewView
222NoneN/AViewView
223NoneN/AViewView
224NoneN/AViewView
225SurveillanceYes: East of Highway 47ViewView
227NoneN/AViewView
229NoneN/AViewView
230NoneN/AViewView
232NoneN/AViewView
233NoneN/AViewView
234NoneN/AViewView
235NoneN/AViewView
236NoneN/AViewView
237NoneN/AViewView 
238NoneN/AViewView
239NoneN/AViewView
240NoneN/AViewView
241NoneN/AViewView
246NoneN/AViewView
248NoneN/AViewView
249NoneN/AViewView
250NoneN/AViewView
251NoneN/AViewView
252NoneN/AViewView
253NoneN/AViewView
254NoneN/AViewView
255ControlNoViewView
256SurveillanceNoViewView
257SurveillanceNoViewView
258NoneN/AViewView
259NoneN/AViewView
260NoneN/AViewView
261 (661)ManagementNoViewView
262SurveillanceNoViewView
263NoneN/AViewView
264NoneN/AViewView
265SurveillanceNoViewView
266NoneN/AViewView
267NoneN/AViewView
268NoneN/AViewView
269NoneN/AViewView
270NoneN/AViewView
271NoneN/AViewView
272NoneN/AViewView
273SurveillanceNoViewView
274NoneN/AViewView
275NoneN/AViewView
276NoneN/AViewView
277NoneN/AViewView
278NoneN/AViewView
279NoneN/AViewView
280NoneN/AViewView
281NoneN/AViewView
282NoneN/AViewView
283NoneN/AViewView
284NoneN/AViewView
285NoneN/AViewView
286NoneN/AViewView
287NoneN/AViewView
288NoneN/AViewView
289NoneN/AViewView
290NoneN/AViewView
291NoneN/AViewView
292NoneN/AViewView
293NoneN/AViewView
294NoneN/AViewView
295NoneN/AViewView
296NoneN/AViewView
297NoneN/AViewView
298NoneN/AViewView
299NoneN/AViewView
338NoneN/AViewView
341NoneN/AViewView
342NoneN/AViewView
343ControlNoViewView
344ControlNoViewView
604ManagementNoViewView
605ManagementNoViewView
643ManagementNoViewView
645ManagementNoViewView
646ManagementNoViewView
647ManagementNoViewView
648ManagementNoViewView
649ManagementNoViewView
655ManagementNoViewView
701NoneNoViewView