Elk hunting

Hunting information:

Interested in hunting elk in Minnesota? Apply by June 15 at any DNR license agent, the DNR license center at 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155, online, or by phone at 888-665-4236. Hunters may apply individually or in parties of two. There is a non-refundable application fee of $4 per hunter and applicants should use Code 625. Hunters will have to select a zone and season when applying. License cost is $287.

Learn more about the 2018 elk season.


09/08/18 - 09/16/18


Elk hunt A season

09/22/18 - 09/30/18


Elk hunt B season

10/06/18 - 10/14/18


Elk hunt C season

Regulations: Minnesota Hunting and Trapping Regulations

Legal big game cartridges

Hunting licenses - find license agents, get applications or purchase licenses by phone or the Internet.

Sunrise and sunset data

Management plan

Bull elk during winter in northwestern Minnesota

Learn about Minnesota's elk and plans to manage them on the elk management page.

Status & statistics

Find information about elk harvest and populations on the Status & Statistics tab of the elk management page.