Hunting & trapping

Friends and family pheasant hunting in Minnesota

Buy your license

Unlike fishing, you can't just buy one license to hunt the majority of game species. If you know the license you need:

Need help? Review our list or buying guide.

Getting started

An hunter ed instructor shows a student how to properly carry a shotgun in the fieldSpending time with someone who already hunts is the easiest way to learn. If that's not an option, take a look at some information that can help you learn to hunt.

Where to go

Hunters walking along a hunting trailMinnesota is a hunting paradise thanks to millions of acres of public hunting land. Explore your options with our hunting lands listings.

Hone your skills

Whether you're new to hunting or are looking for some tips, check out helpful guides and videos on hunting ruffed grouse, pheasant, deer and other species.

Contact us

Regulations

Hunting regulations coverCheck the regulations page before leaving and download the complete digital version of the printed booklet:

News & notices

Youth hunting information

An hunter ed instructor shows a student how to properly carry a shotgun in the field

Connect with others

Discover other organizations that you can connect with and broaden your experiences in the outdoors.

Help others learn

Pass on your skills, knowledge and passion to help others learn and explore the outdoors.

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