Hunting and trapping seasons

Openers

2021
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09/23/21Take a Kid Hunting WeekendStatewide
09/25/21Waterfowl - TentativeStatewide
11/06/21Deer - FirearmsStatewide
2022
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09/24/22Waterfowl - TentativeStatewide
11/05/22Deer - FirearmsStatewide
2023
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2026
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Big game

Bear seasons
2021
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08/13/21Bear baiting start datePermit areas & no-quota area
09/01/21 - 10/17/21Bear seasonPermit areas & no-quota area
2022
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08/12/22Bear baiting start datePermit areas & no-quota area
09/01/22 - 10/16/22BearPermit areas & no-quota area
2023
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08/11/23Bear baiting start datePermit areas & no-quota area
09/01/23 - 10/15/23BearPermit areas & no-quota area
2024
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08/16/24Bear baiting start datePermit areas & no-quota area
09/01/24 - 10/13/24BearPermit areas & no-quota area
2025
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08/15/25Bear baiting start datePermit areas & no-quota area
09/01/25 - 10/19/25BearPermit areas & no-quota area
2026
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08/14/26Bear baiting start datePermit areas & no-quota area
09/01/26 - 10/18/26BearPermit areas & no-quota area
Deer seasons
2021
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09/18/21 - 12/31/21Deer - ArcheryStatewide
10/21/21 - 10/22/21Deer - Camp Ripley Archery (Hunt #1)Camp Ripley
10/21/21 - 10/24/21Deer - Early AntlerlessPortions of southeastern Minnesota
10/21/21 - 10/24/21Deer - YouthStatewide
10/30/21 - 10/31/21Deer - Camp Ripley Archery (Hunt #2)Camp Ripley
11/06/21 - 11/21/21Deer - Firearm (Season A) 100 Series permit areas
11/06/21 - 11/14/21Deer - Firearm (Season A) 200 & 300 Series permit areas
11/20/21 - 11/28/21Deer - Firearm (Season B) 300 Series permit areas
11/27/21 - 12/12/21Deer - MuzzleloaderStatewide
2022
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09/17/22 - 12/31/22Deer - ArcheryStatewide
11/05/22 - 11/20/22Deer - Firearm (Season A) 100 Series permit areas
11/26/22 - 12/11/22Deer - MuzzleloaderStatewide
2023
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09/16/23 - 12/31/23Deer - ArcheryStatewide
11/04/23 - 11/19/23Deer - Firearm (Season A) 100 Series permit areas
11/25/23 - 12/10/23Deer - MuzzleloaderStatewide
2024
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09/15/24 - 12/31/24Deer - ArcheryStatewide
11/09/24 - 11/24/24Deer - Firearm (Season A) 100 Series permit areas
11/30/24 - 12/15/24Deer - MuzzleloaderStatewide
2025
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09/13/25 - 12/31/25Deer - ArcheryStatewide
11/08/25 - 11/23/25Deer - Firearm (Season A) 100 Series permit areas
11/29/25 - 12/14/25Deer - MuzzleloaderStatewide
2026
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09/19/26 - 12/31/26Deer - ArcheryStatewide
11/07/26 - 11/22/26Deer - Firearm (Season A) 100 Series permit areas
11/28/26 - 12/13/26Deer - MuzzleloaderStatewide

Small game

Dove seasons
2021
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09/01/21 - 11/29/21Mourning doveStatewide
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2023
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2024
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2025
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2026
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Grouse seasons
2021
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09/16/21 - 11/30/21Sharp-tailed grouseNorthwest zone
09/18/21 - 01/02/22Ruffed & spruce grouseStatewide
10/14/21 - 11/30/21Sharp-tailed grouseEast-central zone
2022
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2023
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2024
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2026
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Partridge seasons
2021
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09/18/21 - 01/02/22Hungarian partridgeStatewide
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2023
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2024
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2025
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2026
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Pheasant seasons
2021
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10/16/21 - 01/02/22Ring-necked pheasantStatewide
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2024
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2026
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Rabbit seasons
2021
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09/18/21 - 02/28/22Cottontail rabbit & snowshoe hareStatewide
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2023
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2026
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Woodcock seasons
2021
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09/25/21 - 11/08/21WoodcockStatewide
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2023
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2026
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Other game

Crow seasons
2021
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03/01/21 - 03/31/21Crow - First seasonStatewide
09/01/21 - 10/31/21Crow - Second seasonStatewide
12/14/21 - 01/15/22Crow - Third seasonStatewide
2022
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2023
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2026
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Crane seasons
2021
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09/18/21 - 10/24/21Sandhill craneNorthwest goose zone
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2023
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2024
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2025
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2026
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Prairie chicken seasons
2021
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09/25/21 - 10/03/21Greater prairie chickenPrairie chicken quota areas
2022
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2023
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2024
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2026
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Turkey seasons
2021
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04/14/21 - 05/31/21Spring wild turkey - ArcheryStatewide
04/14/21 - 04/20/21Spring wild turkey - A seasonStatewide
04/14/21 - 05/31/21Spring wild turkey - YouthStatewide
04/21/21 - 04/27/21Spring wild turkey - B seasonStatewide
04/28/21 - 05/04/21Spring wild turkey - C seasonStatewide
05/05/21 - 05/11/21Spring wild turkey - D seasonStatewide
05/12/21 - 05/18/21Spring wild turkey - E seasonStatewide
05/19/21 - 05/31/21Spring wild turkey - F seasonStatewide
10/02/21 - 10/31/21Fall wild turkeyStatewide
2022
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2023
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2024
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2025
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2026
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Waterfowl

Spring light goose
2021
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03/01/21 - 04/30/21Spring light gooseStatewide
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2023
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2024
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2025
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2026
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September goose
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09/04/21 - 09/19/21September goose 
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2024
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2026
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Youth hunt
2021
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09/11/21 - 09/12/21Youth Waterfowl Hunt - TentativeStatewide
2022
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2023
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2024
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2025
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2026
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