Hunting and Trapping Seasons

Seasons, opening and closing dates, application deadlines

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10/27/18 - 05/15/19

North furbearer zone

Beaver trapping

10/27/18 - 05/15/19

South furbearer zone

Beaver trapping

02/18/19 - 04/30/19

Statewide

Goose - spring light goose conservation action

04/17/19 - 04/23/19

Hunter selected permit area by lottery or surplus permit

Turkey hunting - firearm A season

04/17/19 - 05/31/19

Any permit area

Turkey hunting - archery

04/24/19 - 04/30/19

Hunter selected permit area by lottery or surplus permit

Turkey hunting - firearm B season

05/01/19 - 05/07/19

Hunter selected permit area

Turkey hunting - firearm C season

05/03/19

Bear permit areas

Bear hunt lottery deadline

05/08/19 - 05/14/19

Hunter selected permit area

Turkey hunting - firearm D season

05/15/19 - 05/21/19

Hunter selected permit area

Turkey hunting - firearm E season

05/22/19 - 05/31/19

Hunter selected permit area with any unfilled license

Turkey hunting - firearm F season

06/14/19

Elk zones open to hunting

Elk hunting license application deadline

08/16/19

Various state parks and Wildlife Management Areas

Deer - special youth deer hunt lottery application deadline

08/16/19

Statewide

Bear baiting start date

08/16/19

Camp Ripley

Deer - Camp Ripley archery hunt application deadline

08/16/19

Prairie chicken quota areas

Prairie chicken hunt lottery application deadline

09/01/19 - 10/13/19

Permit areas and no-quota area

Bear hunting

09/01/19 - 11/29/19

Statewide

Mourning dove hunting

09/01/19 - 10/31/19

Statewide

Crow hunting (third season)

09/05/19

Lottery deer permit areas and special hunts

Deer - antlerless deer and special hunt lottery deadline

09/14/19 - 01/01/20

Statewide

Ruffed and spruce grouse, and Hungarian partridge hunting

09/14/19 - 02/29/20

Statewide

Rabbit and squirrel

09/14/19 - 12/31/19

Statewide

Deer hunting - archery

09/14/19 - 10/20/19

 

Sandhill crane hunting (northwest goose zone)

09/14/19 - 11/30/19

Northwest zone

Sharptailed grouse hunting

09/21/19 - 11/04/19

Statewide

Woodcock hunting

09/21/19 - 09/22/19

Statewide

Take a Kid Hunting Weekend

09/28/19 - 10/06/19

Prairie chicken quota areas

Prairie chicken hunting

09/28/19 - 10/27/19

Hunter selected permit area

Turkey hunting

10/12/19 - 01/01/20

Statewide

Pheasant hunting season

10/12/19 - 11/30/19

East-central zone

Sharptailed grouse hunting

10/17/19 - 10/20/19

Specific permit areas in southeastern and northwestern Minnesota, including metro permit area 601

Deer hunting - youth

10/17/19 - 10/18/19

Camp Ripley

Deer - Camp Ripley archery hunt (first season)

10/19/19 - 10/20/19

Portions of southeastern Minnesota

Deer hunting - antlerless only

10/26/19 - 05/15/19

North furbearer zone

Beaver trapping

10/26/19 - 01/05/20

North zone

Otter trapping

10/26/19 - 10/27/19

Camp Ripley

Deer - Camp Ripley archery hunt (second season)

10/26/19 - 02/29/20

North furbearer zone

Mink and muskrat trapping

11/02/19 - 05/15/19

South furbearer zone

Beaver trapping

11/02/19 - 01/05/19

South furbearer zone

Otter trapping

11/02/19 - 02/29/20

South furbearer zone

Mink and muskrat trapping

11/09/19 - 11/17/19

200 and 300 series permit areas

Deer hunting - firearm (season A)

11/09/19 - 11/24/19

100 series permit areas

Deer hunting - firearm (season A)

11/23/19 - 12/01/19

300 series permit areas

Deer hunting - firearm (season B)

11/30/19 - 12/15/19

Statewide

Deer hunting - muzzleloader

11/30/19 - 01/05/20

North of I-94 and U.S. Highway 10

Bobcat hunting and trapping

11/30/19 - 12/05/19

North of I-94 and U.S. Highway 10

Fisher and pine marten trapping