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Apply for deer lottery by Sept. 5
Firearms and muzzleloader hunters who want to harvest antlerless deer in a lottery permit area must purchase their license by Thursday, Sept. 5.
Youth Waterfowl Hunt: two days
Youth 17 and younger can waterfowl hunt Saturday, September 7, to Sunday, September 8, during the Youth Waterfowl Hunt, with an adult who is not hunting.
Find hunting season dates online
On Sunday, Sept. 1, hunting begins for mourning doves, crows, snipe, sora, Virginia rail, crows, Canada geese and bears. But that's only the beginning of the 2019 hunting season.
Walk-In Access lands open Sept. 1
Beginning Sunday, Sept. 1, hunters can access nearly 30,000 acres of private land across 47 counties throughout western and south central Minnesota.
Give input on plan for Mille Lacs WMA
The DNR is seeking public input before Monday, September 16, as it revises plans for the Mille Lacs Wildlife Management Area (WMA), a popular destination for hunters.
Surplus permits for Ripley hunts
Hunters who missed the lottery deadline for the Camp Ripley archery hunt can purchase surplus permits on a first-come first-served basis beginning noon on Friday, August 30.
Please pass on tagged, collared bears
Bear hunting begins Sunday, Sept. 1, and the DNR asks that hunters avoid shooting research bears that are marked with distinctively large, colorful ear tags and have radio collars.
DNR outlines CWD management
Minnesota's three-pronged approach to managing chronic wasting disease aims to limit potential disease spread and keep Minnesota's wild deer population healthy.
Feeding and attractant bans expand
Prohibition of deer feeding and using deer attractants expanded September 1 in central and southeasern Minnesota where chronic wasting disease was detected.
Dumpsters to help stop CWD spread
To help hunters comply with carcass movement restrictions in southeastern and north central Minnesota, the DNR will provide dumpsters for proper disposal of remains.
Grouse hunters can collect samples
The DNR is asking ruffed grouse hunters in northern Minnesota to voluntarily submit samples for a West Nile virus research project.
How DNR manages wild rice lakes
Wild rice harvesters are preparing to scout and harvest rice this year, and wildlife managers around the state are seeing highly variable rice conditions.
New Pelican Lake access to open
A new Pelican Lake public water access is expected to be open in time for hunting season in the Pelican Lake Wildlife Management Area.
Southeast deer hunter survey results
A survey of southeast Minnesota deer hunters helped inform the DNR before setting this year's regulations.