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Minnesota

Everything you need to plan your hunting trips, from maps to regulations and beyond.

Overview

Known For

One of the best states in the country for whitetail deer hunting

Terrain

Pine and hardwood forests, hills, valleys, croplands, and lakes spread all over the state

Hunting Seasons

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Season Start Date End Date
Bear
Bear – General
Permit and No-Quota Areas. Bear baiting start date: 8/12/2022
Sep 1, 2022 Oct 16, 2022
Coyote
Coyote
Open all year. No limit.
Jan 1, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Deer
Deer – Archery
Sep 17, 2022 Dec 31, 2022
Deer
Deer – Youth
Oct 20, 2022 Oct 23, 2022
Deer
Deer – Early Antlerless
Portions of southeastern Minnesota
Oct 20, 2022 Oct 23, 2022
Deer
Deer – Firearm 200A & 300A
200 & 300 Series permit areas
Nov 5, 2022 Nov 13, 2022
Deer
Deer – Firearm 100A
100 Series permit areas
Nov 5, 2022 Nov 20, 2022
Deer
Deer – Firearm 300B
300 Series permit areas
Nov 19, 2022 Nov 27, 2022
Deer
Deer – Muzzleloader
Nov 26, 2022 Dec 11, 2022
Duck
Duck – Teal
Blue-winged, Green-winged, and Cinnamon Teal. Statewide.
Sep 3, 2022 Sep 7, 2022
Duck
Duck – Youth Waterfowl
Statewide
Sep 10, 2022 Sep 11, 2022
Duck
Duck – Central & South Early
Central Zone, South Zone.
Sep 24, 2022 Oct 2, 2022
Duck
Duck – North
North Zone.
Sep 24, 2022 Nov 22, 2022
Duck
Duck – Central & South Late
Central and South Zones
Oct 8, 2022 Nov 27, 2022
Elk
Elk – Season A
By draw only. Either Sex. Zone 20.
Aug 27, 2022 Sep 4, 2022
Elk
Elk – Season E
By draw only. Antlerless. Zone 20.
Aug 27, 2022 Sep 4, 2022
Elk
Elk – Season B
By draw only. Either Sex. Zone 20.
Sep 10, 2022 Sep 18, 2022
Elk
Elk – Season F
By draw only. Antlerless. Zone 20.
Sep 10, 2022 Sep 18, 2022
Elk
Elk – Season I
By draw only. Bull Only. Zone 30.
Sep 10, 2022 Sep 18, 2022
Elk
Elk – Season C
By draw only. Either Sex. Zone 20.
Sep 24, 2022 Oct 2, 2022
Elk
Elk – Season G
By draw only. Antlerless Only. Zone 20.
Sep 24, 2022 Oct 2, 2022
Elk
Elk – Season H
By draw only. Antlerless Only. Zone 20.
Oct 8, 2022 Oct 16, 2022
Elk
Elk – Season D
By draw only. Either Sex. Zone 20.
Oct 8, 2022 Oct 16, 2022
Goose
Goose – Early September
Statewide.
Sep 3, 2022 Sep 18, 2022
Goose
Goose – Youth Waterfowl
Statewide.
Sep 10, 2022 Sep 11, 2022
Goose
Goose – North
North Zone. Canada, White-fronted, Brant, Snow, Blue, Ross Geese
Sep 24, 2022 Dec 23, 2022
Goose
Goose – Central & South Early
Central Zone, South Zone. Canada, White-fronted, Brant, Snow, Blue, Ross Geese.
Sep 24, 2022 Oct 2, 2022
Goose
Goose – Central & South Late
Central Zone, South Zone. Canada, White-fronted, Brant, Snow, Blue, Ross Geese.
Oct 8, 2022 Dec 28, 2022
Grouse
Grouse – Sharp-Tailed
Northwest Zone
Sep 17, 2022 Nov 30, 2022
Grouse
Grouse – Ruffed and Spruce
Sep 17, 2022 Jan 1, 2023
Grouse
Grouse – Prairie Chicken
Licenses allocated by lottery only. Residents only.
Sep 24, 2022 Oct 2, 2022
Mourning Dove
Mourning Dove
Sep 1, 2022 Nov 29, 2022
Pheasant
Pheasant – General
Oct 15, 2022 Jan 1, 2023
Rabbit
Rabbit – Cottontail & Snowshoe Hare
Bag limit: 10 combined
Sep 17, 2022 Feb 28, 2023
Rabbit
Rabbit – Jack rabbit
Bag limit: 1
Sep 17, 2022 Feb 28, 2023
Sandhill Crane Game Type
Sandhill Crane
Sep 17, 2022 Oct 24, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Fall
Oct 1, 2022 Oct 30, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Spring A
Season A
Apr 12, 2023 Apr 18, 2023
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Spring Archery
Apr 12, 2023 May 31, 2023
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Spring B
Season B
Apr 19, 2023 Apr 25, 2023
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Spring C
Season C
Apr 26, 2023 May 2, 2023
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Spring D
Season D
May 3, 2023 May 9, 2023
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Spring E
Season E
May 10, 2023 May 16, 2023
Turkey Game Type
Turkey – Spring F
Season F
May 17, 2023 May 31, 2023

Licenses, Permits and Regulations

Hunting licenses, permits and regulations can be purchased on the official web site of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Hunting GPS Maps

Minnesota Hunting Map Layers App Overview Increase success as you layer deer permit areas, wildlife management areas, private property and more over aerial imagery, and topographic basemaps, for the most accurate map on mobile device and desktop. See invisible property lines and seek permission with detailed private and government property boundaries and ownership names. View […]

Hunting Zones

Hunting Layers

MN Private Lands Preview

MN Private Lands

Over 2,200,000 parcels mapped by the onX team, this layer helps you know who the property owners are in Minnesota. Tap any parcel to learn more info about the owner and acreage.

MN Gov Lands Preview

MN Gov Lands

onX has the most accurate public lands maps with over 13,000,000 acres in Minnesota to help you plan your next adventure. Tap any public land parcel to learn more.

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MN Hunt Areas Thumbnail

MN Hunt Areas

Minnesota Bear, Deer, Furbearer, Bobcat/Fisher/Marten and Turkey Permit Areas. Includes hunting Farmland/Forest Zones. Please hunt responsibly and obey all signage.

Includes 6 Sublayers

  • Bear Permit Area
  • Deer Permit Area
  • Bobcat/Fisher/Marten Trapping Zones
  • Furbearer Trapping Zones
  • Turkey Permit Area
  • Farmland/Forest Snaring Zones
MN Possible Access Preview

MN Possible Access

onX has mapped 700,000 acres of possible access lands in Minnesota including timber companies and land conservation groups. Research rules on these private lands before recreating.

MN Walk-In Access Preview

MN Walk-In Access

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Walk-In Access. All hunters are expected to know the rules of the program. Please hunt responsibly and have a safe legal hunt.

Forest Disturbance Preview

Forest Disturbance


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