Muzzleloader Deer Hunt Lottery - Application available with deer license purchase in early August. Deadline for lottery first Thursday after Labor Day.
If you are a winner in the muzzleloader deer lottery and have not received your permit in the mail by Monday, 10/15/2018, please call or email the DNR Information Center. Phone: 651-297-1230 or 877-348-0498. Email: [email protected]. In your email, please include your full name, current address, driver's license number, and, if you have one, a fax number.
For all other questions, please email [email protected].
Preference levels: Each year that you apply for an antlerless permit and don't get drawn for one, you earn a preference point until you are drawn. If you are a first-year applicant or a previous-year winner, you are a preference level 1. The higher your preference level, the better chance of getting a permit. For example, a preference level 2 has a better chance of getting an antlerless permit than a preference level 1. Group preference works the same way. You can apply as a group for some of our lottery drawings. Your group's preference would be the same as the preference level of the newest (lowest level) member of your group.