About Hunting in Minnesota

Disclaimer: We’ve been notified that some of these dates are incorrect. We’re in the process of updating. In the meantime, please refer to the state website for the most up to date info: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/hunting/deer/index.html

Check out the special weekend hunt opportunities available at the end of the year. Every hunter needs a plan, refer to this page or the links at the bottom to help you navigate yourself out in Minnesota State!

Minnesota Hunting Season zones

Minnesota Deer Hunting Seasons 2021

SeasonOpening DateClosing Date
Deer – Archery9/18/2112/31/21
Deer – Firearm (A)
100 Series and 604
11/6/2111/21/21
Deer – Firearm (A)
200 Series
11/6/2111/14/21
Deer – Firearm (A)
300 Series and all 600 Series except 604
11/6/2111/14/21
Deer – Firearm (B)
300 Series and all 600 Series except 604
11/20/2111/28/21
Deer – Muzzleloader11/27/2112/12/21
Bear – Firearm and Archery8/1/2110/17/21
*Check the management designations and associated bag limits for your permit area on the 2021 Deer Season Area PDF and the Bear Permit Areas PDF

Minnesota Hunting License Info

Purchase a hunting license at : http://licenses.dnr.state.mn.us/
Bonus firearms permits may be required, and used for tag deer in special hunts where antlerless may be taken.

LicenseNonresidentResident
Deer Archery$185$34
Deer Firearm$185$34
Deer Muzzleloader$185$34
Bear $230$44

Minnesota Hunting News

The early antlerless season coincides with all different seasons there is a lead in venison, to consider non lead big campe communication featuring copper, brass or gilding metal bullets. These will also help reduce the poisoning going on with other animals affected by this. There are so many varieties offered in this snowy state!

Deer season kicks off the season on November 28th there are awesome ways to meet the wildlife that is out and about. Getting closer to nature means you understand that layout and where the best scenes around are available for your viewing up close and personal. There are many ways of hunting including muzzleloader or archery, choose your weapon and get out there.

Find a Hunting Guide

Hunting guides in Minnesota

Deer hunting guides

Bear hunting guides

Links to Official Sites

Buy a License in Minnesota
Minnesota State Regulation Site
Minnesota State PDF