DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

June 5, 2020

Deadline to apply for elk hunting licenses is June 12

Hunters can apply for elk hunting licenses through Friday, June 12. This year’s elk seasons are structured so that hunters will have more opportunities to harvest antlerless elk. In addition to selecting zone and season, hunters also must select the type of elk license for which they are applying: bull-only (two licenses available), either-sex (18 licenses available) or antlerless only (24 licenses available). Details about seasons and how to apply are available on the DNR’s elk hunting page.

Muskie season opens Saturday, June 6

Anglers may begin fishing for muskellunge on Saturday, June 6, in Minnesota. Muskie can be found in many Minnesota lakes—in fact, Minnesota is known as a muskie fishing destination. To find lakes that have muskie, log onto the DNR’s LakeFinder. For more information about muskie fishing regulations, go to the DNR’s fishing webpage. Fish safely by following the DNR’s outdoor recreation guidelines.