Minnesota Guide

Guide created on 2017-11-06


State Exceptions

Muskrat

Dates:
All year
License:
Small Game License and Trapping License
Method:
Trapping Prohibitions
Special:
(Method) During the muskrat trapping season, no flag, stake or other device may be placed in or on a muskrat house for the purpose of marking or pre-empting a trap site unless an operational trap is set at the site at the time it is first staked or marked. No person may disturb, injure, or destroy any muskrat house or den, except that traps may be set at natural entrances to muskrat burrows and openings may be made in muskrat houses for trapping if all material removed is wetted and used to plug the opening. muskrats may not be taken by digging or with the aid of dogs.

Unprotected mammals

Dates:
All year
License:
No license needed
Method:
Any except artificial lights or motor vehicles. Poison only when the safety of humans and animals is ensured and in accordance with state and federal restrictions
Special:
(Species) Unprotected mammals include: coyotes, gophers, porcupines, striped skunks. Mammals for which there are no closed seasons or other protection are also unprotected.

Method:
Communication Restrictions
Dates:
All year
Special:
(Method) A person may use radio equipment without a permit to take unprotected wild animals.

Dates:
September 1 through the last day of February
Special:
[Species], [Date] Unprotected animals: Unprotected wild animals may be taken from September 1 through the last day of February, or by any person legally hunting a protected species, unless the area is specifically closed.

Dates:
September 1 through the last day of February
Special:
[Species], [Date] Unprotected animals: Unprotected wild animals may be taken from September 1 through the last day of February, or by any person legally hunting a protected species, unless the area is specifically closed.

Dates:
September 1 through the last day of February
Special:
[Species], [Date] Unprotected animals: Unprotected wild animals may be taken from September 1 through the last day of February, or by any person legally hunting a protected species, unless the area is specifically closed.

Dates:
Closed except during trapping seasons for protected species
Method:
Trapping
Special:
[Place] Closed to trapping unprotected mammals except during trapping seasons for protected species. Firearms must be unloaded and cased, except in designated hunting areas during the small game season when shotguns with No. 4 or smaller shot only are permitted. Archery equipment is limited to designated hunting areas during established seasons.

Dates:
Closed except during trapping seasons for protected species
Method:
Trapping
Special:
[Place] Closed to trapping unprotected mammals except during trapping seasons for protected species. Firearms must be unloaded and cased, except in designated hunting areas during the small game season when shotguns with No. 4 or smaller shot only are permitted. Archery equipment is limited to designated hunting areas during established seasons.

Dates:
Closed except during trapping seasons for protected species
Method:
Trapping
Special:
[Place] Closed to trapping unprotected mammals except during trapping seasons for protected species. Firearms must be unloaded and cased, except in designated hunting areas during the small game season when shotguns with No. 4 or smaller shot only are permitted. Archery equipment is limited to designated hunting areas during established seasons.

Dates:
Closed except during trapping seasons for protected species
Method:
Trapping
Special:
[Place] Closed to trapping unprotected mammals except during trapping seasons for protected species. Firearms must be unloaded and cased, except in designated hunting areas during the small game season when shotguns with No. 4 or smaller shot only are permitted. Archery equipment is limited to designated hunting areas during established seasons.

Dates:
Closed except during trapping seasons for protected species
Method:
Trapping
Special:
[Place] Closed to trapping unprotected mammals except during trapping seasons for protected species. Firearms must be unloaded and cased, except in designated hunting areas during the small game season when shotguns with No. 4 or smaller shot only are permitted. Archery equipment is limited to designated hunting areas during established seasons.

Dates:
Closed except during trapping seasons for protected species
Method:
Trapping
Special:
[Place] Closed to trapping unprotected mammals except during trapping seasons for protected species. Firearms must be unloaded and cased, except in designated hunting areas during the small game season when shotguns with No. 4 or smaller shot only are permitted. Archery equipment is limited to designated hunting areas during established seasons.

Dates:
Closed except during trapping seasons for protected species
Method:
Trapping
Special:
[Place] Closed to trapping unprotected mammals except during trapping seasons for protected species. Firearms must be unloaded and cased, except in designated hunting areas during the small game season when shotguns with No. 4 or smaller shot only are permitted. Archery equipment is limited to designated hunting areas during established seasons.

Dates:
Closed except during trapping seasons for protected species
Method:
Trapping
Special:
[Place] Closed to trapping unprotected mammals except during trapping seasons for protected species. Firearms must be unloaded and cased, except in designated hunting areas during the small game season when shotguns with No. 4 or smaller shot only are permitted. Archery equipment is limited to designated hunting areas during established seasons.

Crappie

Dates:
All year in Inland Waters
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
10 (Combined white or black and their hybrids)
Possession Limit:
10 (Combined white or black and their hybrids)
Special:
10 (Combined white or black and their hybrids)

Heron

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
(Date) Most bird species, including bobwhite quail, swans, hawks, owls, eagles, herons, bitterns, cormorants, loons and grebes may not be taken.

Hybrid crappie

Dates:
All year in Inland Waters
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
10 (Combined white or black and their hybrids)
Possession Limit:
10 (Combined white or black and their hybrids)
Special:
10 (Combined white or black and their hybrids)

Porcupine

Dates:
All year
License:
No license needed
Method:
Any except artificial lights or motor vehicles. Poison only when the safety of humans and animals is ensured and in accordance with state and federal restrictions
Special:
(Species) Unprotected mammals include: coyotes, gophers, porcupines, striped skunks. Mammals for which there are no closed seasons or other protection are also unprotected.

Rail

Dates:
All year
Special:
(License) Minnesotans who hunt migratory birds—not just ducks and geese, but woodcock, snipe, rails and mourning doves too—must become HIP‑certified when they purchase a small game or sports license. It’s free and takes a very short time. HIP stands for Harvest Information Program, that helps biologists manage migratory game birds. To comply, hunters must identify themselves as migratory bird hunters and answer several questions about their hunting during last year’s season. Please make sure you are signed up for HIP when purchasing a small game or sports license. The license will have the words: HIP Certification.
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification

Dates:
All year
License:
HIP Certification and Small Game License
Method:
Shotguns must not be capable of holding more than three shells
Special:
(License) State or federal migratory waterfowl stamps are not required to hunt woodcock, rails, snipe, sandhill cranes, or mourning doves. Compliance with the migratory bird harvest information program is required

Gar

Dates:
All year Definition
Special:
Rough fish – Carp, buffalo, sucker, sheepshead, bowfin, burbot, cisco (tullibee), gar, goldeye, and bullhead. Border waters regulations may vary.

Dates:
All year Definition
Special:
Under-utilized fish – Carp, buffalo, sucker, sheepshead, bowfin, burbot, cisco, gar, goldeye, and redhorse.

Dates:
All year in Inland Waters
License:
Fishing Licence
Bag Limit:
No limit
Possession Limit:
No limit
Special:
Under-utilized fish – Carp, buffalo, sucker, sheepshead, bowfin, burbot, cisco, gar, goldeye, and redhorse.

Fisher

Dates:
All year
Special:
(License) validation coupons for fisher, pine marten and river otter must be obtained prior to trapping and are available for free upon request at license vendors. Trappers will receive one site validation coupon for each animal they could potentially harvest. For example, a trapper who intended to target fisher, pine marten and river otter would receive a total of six coupons (two fisher/marten and four river otter). Each person age 5 or older who takes a river otter, fisher, or pine marten must validate their site validation coupon at the site of the kill by cutting out the appropriate notches with a sharp knife or similar sharp object. The notches indicate the month, date, time (am/pm) and species (fisher/marten). Site validation coupons do not need to be attached to the animal, but trappers must have their coupons in possession while taking or transporting fisher, pine marten or river otter. Fisher, river otter, bobcat or pine marten taken by a resident under age 5 must be included in the limit of the accompanying parent or guardian. Fisher, pine marten and river otter must be validated on one of the parent or guardian’s site validation coupons. Fisher, pine marten and river otter must not be removed from the kill site without the trapper’s validated site coupon in possession. Authorized agents (An authorized agent is an individual that a trapper has authorized in writing and who possesses all necessary licenses to tend traps set by the trapper, including resetting the trap at the same set.) may remove fisher, pine marten, and otter from the trap and the agent must validate their own site validation coupon at and prior to removing the animal from the site of the kill. Site validation coupons are not transferrable. Trappers may acquire site validation coupons at any time before or during the trapping season. Replacements for site validation coupons that are lost or destroyed are available upon request from any license vendor. Replacement site validation coupons are clearly marked as replacements. Trappers must present completed site validation coupons for each fisher, pine marten and river otter when they present the pelts for furbearer registration.
License:
Site Validation Coupon, Small Game License and Trapping License

Snipe

Dates:
All year
Special:
(License) Minnesotans who hunt migratory birds—not just ducks and geese, but woodcock, snipe, rails and mourning doves too—must become HIP‑certified when they purchase a small game or sports license. It’s free and takes a very short time. HIP stands for Harvest Information Program, that helps biologists manage migratory game birds. To comply, hunters must identify themselves as migratory bird hunters and answer several questions about their hunting during last year’s season. Please make sure you are signed up for HIP when purchasing a small game or sports license. The license will have the words: HIP Certification.
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification

Dates:
All year
License:
HIP Certification and Small Game License
Method:
Shotguns must not be capable of holding more than three shells
Special:
(License) State or federal migratory waterfowl stamps are not required to hunt woodcock, rails, snipe, sandhill cranes, or mourning doves. Compliance with the migratory bird harvest information program is required

Longear sunfish

Dates:
All year in Inland Waters
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
20 in any combination
Possession Limit:
20 in any combination
Special:
Includes bluegill, pumpkinseed, green, orangespotted, longear, warmouth, and their hybrids.

Gray wolf

Method:
Identification
Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
(Method) Gray wolf (Canis lupus) AKA—Timber wolf Height: 30 inches average. Length: 5½ feet. Weight: 50-110 lbs. Color: shades of gray or tan, sometimes black, rarely white. Wolf and coyote identification Wolves have been mistakenly shot outside Minnesota’s primary wolf range because hunters thought they were coyotes. Wolves were once restricted to the northern part of Minnesota, but they have expanded their range and could show up in any part of the state. Do not assume that because you are outside Minnesota’s primary wolf range that the animal in your sights is a coyote. Wolves and coyotes are closely related, but are well distinguished by their difference in size and physical characteristics. Shooting a wolf because you think it is a coyote is illegal and punishable by Minnesota game and fish laws.

Method:
Identification
Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
(Method) Gray wolf (Canis lupus) AKA—Timber wolf Height: 30 inches average. Length: 5½ feet. Weight: 50-110 lbs. Color: shades of gray or tan, sometimes black, rarely white. Wolf and coyote identification Wolves have been mistakenly shot outside Minnesota’s primary wolf range because hunters thought they were coyotes. Wolves were once restricted to the northern part of Minnesota, but they have expanded their range and could show up in any part of the state. Do not assume that because you are outside Minnesota’s primary wolf range that the animal in your sights is a coyote. Wolves and coyotes are closely related, but are well distinguished by their difference in size and physical characteristics. Shooting a wolf because you think it is a coyote is illegal and punishable by Minnesota game and fish laws.

Grebes

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
(Date) Most bird species, including bobwhite quail, swans, hawks, owls, eagles, herons, bitterns, cormorants, loons and grebes may not be taken.

White bass

Dates:
All year in Inland Waters
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
30
Possession Limit:
30

Muskellunge

Dates:
All year in Inland Waters
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1 combined
Possession Limit:
1 Combined
Special:
Muskellunge/hybrid muskellunge
Size:
Minimum 54 inches

Whitefish

Dates:
All year in Inland Waters
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
No limit
Possession Limit:
No limit

Dates:
All year in Inland Waters
License:
Fishing Licence
Bag Limit:
25
Possession Limit:
25

Wolf

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
(Method) There is no open season on caribou, antelope, lynx, wolverine, cougar, wolf, moose or spotted skunk (“civet cat”).

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
(Method) There is no open season on caribou, antelope, lynx, wolverine, cougar, wolf, moose or spotted skunk (“civet cat”).

Pumpkinseed sunfish

Dates:
All year in Inland Waters
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
20 in any combination
Possession Limit:
20 in any combination
Special:
Includes bluegill, pumpkinseed, green, orangespotted, longear, warmouth, and their hybrids.

Merganser

Dates:
Lead Shot Prohibited
Special:
(Method) No person may take ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, sandhill cranes or gallinules with lead shot or while having lead shot in possession. Lead shot may be used statewide for hunting other small game in accordance with firearms restrictions in this booklet, except in federal Wildlife Refuges and Waterfowl Production Areas.
License:
Small Game License

Smallmouth bass

Dates:
Inland Waters excluding northeast
License:
Fishing Licence
Method:
Catch and Release only

Dates:
Inland Waters
License:
Fishing Licence
Bag Limit:
6 combined
Possession Limit:
6 combined
Special:
largemouth and smallmouth bass

Striped skunk

Dates:
All year
License:
No license needed
Method:
Any except artificial lights or motor vehicles. Poison only when the safety of humans and animals is ensured and in accordance with state and federal restrictions
Special:
(Species) Unprotected mammals include: coyotes, gophers, porcupines, striped skunks. Mammals for which there are no closed seasons or other protection are also unprotected.

Mourning dove

Method:
Artificial decoys are permitted.
Dates:
All year
Special:
(Method) Motorized decoys controlled by remote may be used for taking migratory waterfowl or mourning doves where allowed.

Dates:
All year
Special:
(License) Minnesotans who hunt migratory birds—not just ducks and geese, but woodcock, snipe, rails and mourning doves too—must become HIP‑certified when they purchase a small game or sports license. It’s free and takes a very short time. HIP stands for Harvest Information Program, that helps biologists manage migratory game birds. To comply, hunters must identify themselves as migratory bird hunters and answer several questions about their hunting during last year’s season. Please make sure you are signed up for HIP when purchasing a small game or sports license. The license will have the words: HIP Certification.
License:
Small Game License and HIP Certification

Dates:
All year
License:
HIP Certification and Small Game License
Method:
Shotguns must not be capable of holding more than three shells
Special:
(License) State or federal migratory waterfowl stamps are not required to hunt woodcock, rails, snipe, sandhill cranes, or mourning doves. Compliance with the migratory bird harvest information program is required

Dates:
Open September 1 through November 29
License:
Small Game License and HIP Certification
Bag Limit:
15
When Hour:
½ hour before sunrise to sunset
Possession Limit:
45
Method:
Only shotguns not capable of holding more than three shells may be used to take; Motorized decoys allowed
Special:
(Activity) Dove Hunting This information is provided to help you avoid common mistakes. Pre-season scouting is best in the morning and late afternoon, when doves are most active. Doves are most abundant in agricultural areas of western and southern Minnesota. Hunt in areas between food, water, grit and roosting locations. Doves often feed in wheat, oat and sunflower fields. Landowner permission is required to hunt private agricultural fields. Doves fly 30 to 40 mph and can reach 60 mph. Practice estimating extra wingshooting lead distance. Downed doves blend well with vegetation. Mark and retrieve birds immediately. Dogs can be very useful in retrieving doves. Hunters who disrupt or damage utility lines taking resting doves could face legal action. Motorized decoys controlled by remote may be used to take doves.

Dates:
Prohibited
License:
Small Game License and HIP Certification
Bag Limit:
15
When Hour:
½ hour before sunrise to sunset
Possession Limit:
45
Method:
Party Hunting
Special:
(Method) Party Hunting Party hunting for mourning doves is prohibited. Individual hunters may not shoot migratory game birds for other hunters.

Dates:
Open
License:
Small Game License and HIP Certification
Bag Limit:
15
When Hour:
½ hour before sunrise to sunset
Possession Limit:
45
Method:
Baiting Restrictions
Special:
(Method) Agricultural Lands and Baiting Bait, seeds, or grain may not be placed or brought into a field. Doves may be hunted on, over or from: Lands or areas where seeds or grains have been scattered solely as the result of normal agricultural operations, which include normal agricultural harvestings, normal agricultural post-harvest manipulations, or normal agricultural practices. Lands planted by top-sowing or aerial seeding where seeds have been scattered solely as the result of a normal agricultural planting, a planting for agricultural soil erosion control, or a planting for post‑mining land reclamation. Standing crops, and standing or manipulated natural vegetation. Lands planted as wildlife food plots, provided the seed is planted in a manner consistent with Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service recommendations for the planting of wildlife food plots. Lands planted as pasture improvements or for the purpose of grazing livestock. A blind or other place of concealment camouflaged with natural vegetation. Lands or areas where grain or feed has been distributed or scattered solely by manipulation of an agricultural crop or other feed on the land where grown. Manipulation means the alteration of natural vegetation or agricultural crops by activities such as mowing, shredding, discing, rolling, chopping, trampling, flattening, burning, or herbicide treatments. Manipulation does not include the distributing or scattering of seeds, grains, or other feed after removal from or storage on the field where grown. Although doves may be hunted over manipulated agricultural crops, waterfowl may not, except after the field has been subject to a normal harvest and at least 10 days has elapsed since the complete removal of all manipulated grain.

Dates:
All year
License:
Small Game License and HIP Certification
Method:
Artificial decoys are permitted.
Special:
[Method] Motorized decoys controlled by remote may be used for taking migratory waterfowl or mourning doves where allowed.

Dates:
All year
Special:
(License) Minnesotans who hunt migratory birds—not just ducks and geese, but woodcock, snipe, rails and mourning doves too—must become HIP‑certified when they purchase a small game or sports license. It’s free and takes a very short time. HIP stands for Harvest Information Program, that helps biologists manage migratory game birds. To comply, hunters must identify themselves as migratory bird hunters and answer several questions about their hunting during last year’s season. Please make sure you are signed up for HIP when purchasing a small game or sports license. The license will have the words: HIP Certification.
License:
Small Game License and HIP Certification

Dates:
All year
License:
HIP Certification and Small Game License
Method:
Shotguns must not be capable of holding more than three shells
Special:
(License) State or federal migratory waterfowl stamps are not required to hunt woodcock, rails, snipe, sandhill cranes, or mourning doves. Compliance with the migratory bird harvest information program is required

Dates:
Open September 1 through November 29
License:
Small Game License and HIP Certification
Bag Limit:
15
When Hour:
½ hour before sunrise to sunset
Possession Limit:
45
Method:
Only shotguns not capable of holding more than three shells may be used to take; Motorized decoys allowed
Special:
(Activity) Dove Hunting This information is provided to help you avoid common mistakes. Pre-season scouting is best in the morning and late afternoon, when doves are most active. Doves are most abundant in agricultural areas of western and southern Minnesota. Hunt in areas between food, water, grit and roosting locations. Doves often feed in wheat, oat and sunflower fields. Landowner permission is required to hunt private agricultural fields. Doves fly 30 to 40 mph and can reach 60 mph. Practice estimating extra wingshooting lead distance. Downed doves blend well with vegetation. Mark and retrieve birds immediately. Dogs can be very useful in retrieving doves. Hunters who disrupt or damage utility lines taking resting doves could face legal action. Motorized decoys controlled by remote may be used to take doves.

Dates:
Prohibited
License:
Small Game License and HIP Certification
Bag Limit:
15
When Hour:
½ hour before sunrise to sunset
Possession Limit:
45
Method:
Party Hunting
Special:
(Method) Party Hunting Party hunting for mourning doves is prohibited. Individual hunters may not shoot migratory game birds for other hunters.

Dates:
Open
License:
Small Game License and HIP Certification
Bag Limit:
15
When Hour:
½ hour before sunrise to sunset
Possession Limit:
45
Method:
Baiting Restrictions
Special:
(Method) Agricultural Lands and Baiting Bait, seeds, or grain may not be placed or brought into a field. Doves may be hunted on, over or from: Lands or areas where seeds or grains have been scattered solely as the result of normal agricultural operations, which include normal agricultural harvestings, normal agricultural post-harvest manipulations, or normal agricultural practices. Lands planted by top-sowing or aerial seeding where seeds have been scattered solely as the result of a normal agricultural planting, a planting for agricultural soil erosion control, or a planting for post‑mining land reclamation. Standing crops, and standing or manipulated natural vegetation. Lands planted as wildlife food plots, provided the seed is planted in a manner consistent with Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service recommendations for the planting of wildlife food plots. Lands planted as pasture improvements or for the purpose of grazing livestock. A blind or other place of concealment camouflaged with natural vegetation. Lands or areas where grain or feed has been distributed or scattered solely by manipulation of an agricultural crop or other feed on the land where grown. Manipulation means the alteration of natural vegetation or agricultural crops by activities such as mowing, shredding, discing, rolling, chopping, trampling, flattening, burning, or herbicide treatments. Manipulation does not include the distributing or scattering of seeds, grains, or other feed after removal from or storage on the field where grown. Although doves may be hunted over manipulated agricultural crops, waterfowl may not, except after the field has been subject to a normal harvest and at least 10 days has elapsed since the complete removal of all manipulated grain.

Goose

Dates:
All year
Special:
(License) Minnesotans who hunt migratory birds—not just ducks and geese, but woodcock, snipe, rails and mourning doves too—must become HIP‑certified when they purchase a small game or sports license. It’s free and takes a very short time. HIP stands for Harvest Information Program, that helps biologists manage migratory game birds. To comply, hunters must identify themselves as migratory bird hunters and answer several questions about their hunting during last year’s season. Please make sure you are signed up for HIP when purchasing a small game or sports license. The license will have the words: HIP Certification.
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification

Dates:
Lead Shot Prohibited
Special:
(Method) No person may take ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, sandhill cranes or gallinules with lead shot or while having lead shot in possession. Lead shot may be used statewide for hunting other small game in accordance with firearms restrictions in this booklet, except in federal Wildlife Refuges and Waterfowl Production Areas.
License:
Small Game License

Pheasant

Dates:
All year
License:
Pheasant Stamp
Method:
Stamp not Required
Special:
(Method) Those who do not need pheasant or state waterfowl stamps include: Residents with a super sports license (state stamp validations included in the license). Residents and nonresidents hunting with a 72-hour license (state stamps not needed). Residents on military leave. Resident 100% service disabled veterans with disability veteran hunting licenses. Residents and nonresidents hunting on commercial shooting preserves. Residents and nonresidents that are exempt from small game license requirements. Residents hunting pheasants on the land where they live. Residents and nonresidents hunting waterfowl on their own property. Stamps are not required for hunters age 15 and under.

Dates:
All year
Special:
(License) All residents and nonresidents, 16 and older, must have a valid small game license in possession to take small game. Residents may hunt small game without a license on land they occupy as their principal residence. Stamps are required to take ducks, geese and pheasants.
License:
Small Game License and Pheasant Stamp

Dates:
All year
License:
Small Game License and Pheasant Stamp
Method:
Weapon Restrictions
Special:
(Method) A person may not shoot pheasants or Hungarian partridge with a rifle or handgun other than a .22 caliber rimfire using short, long, or long rifle ammunition. Shotguns used for upland birds may hold more than three shells.

Dates:
All year
License:
Small Game License and Pheasant Stamp
Method:
Possession and Transportation Requirements
Special:
(Method) Game birds possessed in the field must be transported as follows: Except as noted, all game birds must have a fully-feathered wing attached. Turkey, pheasant, and Hungarian partridge may have one leg or a fully-feathered wing attached. Doves may be transported fully dressed.

Quail

Dates:
All year
License:
No license needed
Method:
Any except artificial lights or motor vehicles. Poison only when the safety of humans and animals is ensured and in accordance with state and federal restrictions
Special:
(Species) Unprotected birds include: house sparrows, starlings, common pigeons, Eurasian collared dove, chukar partridge, quail, other than northern bobwhite, and monk parakeets may be taken at any time

Hungarian partridge

Dates:
All year
License:
Small Game License
Method:
Possession and Transportation Requirements
Special:
(Method) Game birds possessed in the field must be transported as follows: Except as noted, all game birds must have a fully-feathered wing attached. Turkey, pheasant, and Hungarian partridge may have one leg or a fully-feathered wing attached. Doves may be transported fully dressed.

Hybrid sunfish

Dates:
All year in Inland Waters
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
20 in any combination
Possession Limit:
20 in any combination
Special:
Includes bluegill, pumpkinseed, green, orangespotted, longear, warmouth, and their hybrids.

Walleye

Dates:
All year in Inland Waters
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
6 in aggregate, not more than 1 walleye over 20"
Possession Limit:
6 in aggregate, not more than 1 walleye over 20"
Special:
Walleye and Sauger, either or combined

Wolverine

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
(Method) There is no open season on caribou, antelope, lynx, wolverine, cougar, wolf, moose or spotted skunk (“civet cat”).

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
(Method) There is no open season on caribou, antelope, lynx, wolverine, cougar, wolf, moose or spotted skunk (“civet cat”).

Orangespotted sunfish

Dates:
All year in Inland Waters
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
20 in any combination
Possession Limit:
20 in any combination
Special:
Includes bluegill, pumpkinseed, green, orangespotted, longear, warmouth, and their hybrids.

River otter

Dates:
All year
Special:
(License) validation coupons for fisher, pine marten and river otter must be obtained prior to trapping and are available for free upon request at license vendors. Trappers will receive one site validation coupon for each animal they could potentially harvest. For example, a trapper who intended to target fisher, pine marten and river otter would receive a total of six coupons (two fisher/marten and four river otter). Each person age 5 or older who takes a river otter, fisher, or pine marten must validate their site validation coupon at the site of the kill by cutting out the appropriate notches with a sharp knife or similar sharp object. The notches indicate the month, date, time (am/pm) and species (fisher/marten). Site validation coupons do not need to be attached to the animal, but trappers must have their coupons in possession while taking or transporting fisher, pine marten or river otter. Fisher, river otter, bobcat or pine marten taken by a resident under age 5 must be included in the limit of the accompanying parent or guardian. Fisher, pine marten and river otter must be validated on one of the parent or guardian’s site validation coupons. Fisher, pine marten and river otter must not be removed from the kill site without the trapper’s validated site coupon in possession. Authorized agents (An authorized agent is an individual that a trapper has authorized in writing and who possesses all necessary licenses to tend traps set by the trapper, including resetting the trap at the same set.) may remove fisher, pine marten, and otter from the trap and the agent must validate their own site validation coupon at and prior to removing the animal from the site of the kill. Site validation coupons are not transferrable. Trappers may acquire site validation coupons at any time before or during the trapping season. Replacements for site validation coupons that are lost or destroyed are available upon request from any license vendor. Replacement site validation coupons are clearly marked as replacements. Trappers must present completed site validation coupons for each fisher, pine marten and river otter when they present the pelts for furbearer registration.
License:
Site Validation Coupon, Small Game License and Trapping License

Largemouth bass

Dates:
Inland Waters excluding northeast
License:
Fishing Licence
Bag Limit:
6 combined
Possession Limit:
6 combined
Special:
largemouth and smallmouth bass

Dates:
Inland Waters
License:
Fishing Licence
Bag Limit:
6 combined
Possession Limit:
6 combined
Special:
largemouth and smallmouth bass

Buffalofish

Dates:
All year Definition
Special:
Rough fish – Carp, buffalo, sucker, sheepshead, bowfin, burbot, cisco (tullibee), gar, goldeye, and bullhead. Border waters regulations may vary.

Dates:
All year Definition
Special:
Under-utilized fish – Carp, buffalo, sucker, sheepshead, bowfin, burbot, cisco, gar, goldeye, and redhorse.

Dates:
All year in Inland Waters
License:
Fishing Licence
Bag Limit:
No limit
Possession Limit:
No limit
Special:
Under-utilized fish – Carp, buffalo, sucker, sheepshead, bowfin, burbot, cisco, gar, goldeye, and redhorse.

Coot

Dates:
Lead Shot Prohibited
Special:
(Method) No person may take ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, sandhill cranes or gallinules with lead shot or while having lead shot in possession. Lead shot may be used statewide for hunting other small game in accordance with firearms restrictions in this booklet, except in federal Wildlife Refuges and Waterfowl Production Areas.
License:
Small Game License

House sparrow

Dates:
All year
License:
No license needed
Method:
Any except artificial lights or motor vehicles. Poison only when the safety of humans and animals is ensured and in accordance with state and federal restrictions
Special:
(Species) Unprotected birds include: house sparrows, starlings, common pigeons, Eurasian collared dove, chukar partridge, quail, other than northern bobwhite, and monk parakeets may be taken at any time

Black crappie

Dates:
All year in Inland Waters
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
10 (Combined white or black and their hybrids)
Possession Limit:
10 (Combined white or black and their hybrids)
Special:
10 (Combined white or black and their hybrids)

Loon

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
(Date) Most bird species, including bobwhite quail, swans, hawks, owls, eagles, herons, bitterns, cormorants, loons and grebes may not be taken.

Eurasian collared dove

Dates:
All year
License:
No license needed
Method:
Any except artificial lights or motor vehicles. Poison only when the safety of humans and animals is ensured and in accordance with state and federal restrictions
Special:
(Species) Unprotected birds include: house sparrows, starlings, common pigeons, Eurasian collared dove, chukar partridge, quail, other than northern bobwhite, and monk parakeets may be taken at any time

Waterfowl

Dates:
Open during established seasons
Special:
[Species] Waterfowl Only

Dates:
Open during established seasons

Dates:
Open for Youth Waterfowl Day Only
Special:
[Place] 21212 210th Street, Audubon, MN 56511, 218-847-4431. Waterfowl: The refuge is open for Youth Waterfowl Day. Contact the Detroit Lakes WMD 218-847-4431 for information. Deer hunting is only allowed during the state muzzleloader season.

Raccoon

Dates:
All year
Special:
(License) A nonresident must have a nonresident furbearer hunting license and a nonresident small game license to take raccoon and bobcat. A nonresident furbearer hunting license is not required to take fox and coyote. However, a small game license is still required to take fox and other small game
License:
Nonresident Furbearer License and Nonresident Small Game License

Dates:
All year
License:
Small Game License
When Hour:
½ hour after sunset and ½ hour before sunrise
Method:
Night Hunting Rules and Weapons Restrictions
Special:
(Method) A person may take raccoons between ½ hour after sunset and ½ hour before sunrise only in accordance with the following regulations: Hunters must be on foot. Artificial lights may be used to locate, attempt to locate, or shoot a raccoon only if the raccoon has been treed or put at bay by dogs. Rifles and handguns used must be .17 or .22 caliber rimfire (including .22 magnum). Shotgun shells may not contain shot larger than No. 4 bird shot Other restrictions A person may pursue and tree raccoons with dogs, during the closed season and without a license. A person may not take a raccoon in a den or hollow tree, or by cutting down a tree occupied by a raccoon.

Caribou

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
(Method) There is no open season on caribou, antelope, lynx, wolverine, cougar, wolf, moose or spotted skunk (“civet cat”).

Warmouth sunfish

Dates:
All year in Inland Waters
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
20 in any combination
Possession Limit:
20 in any combination
Special:
Includes bluegill, pumpkinseed, green, orangespotted, longear, warmouth, and their hybrids.

Perch

Dates:
All year in Inland Waters
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
20
Possession Limit:
40

Bobwhite quail

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
(Date) Most bird species, including bobwhite quail, swans, hawks, owls, eagles, herons, bitterns, cormorants, loons and grebes may not be taken.

Goldeneye

Dates:
All year Definition
Special:
Rough fish – Carp, buffalo, sucker, sheepshead, bowfin, burbot, cisco (tullibee), gar, goldeye, and bullhead. Border waters regulations may vary.

Dates:
All year Definition
Special:
Under-utilized fish – Carp, buffalo, sucker, sheepshead, bowfin, burbot, cisco, gar, goldeye, and redhorse.

Dates:
All year in Inland Waters
License:
Fishing Licence
Bag Limit:
No limit
Possession Limit:
No limit
Special:
Under-utilized fish – Carp, buffalo, sucker, sheepshead, bowfin, burbot, cisco, gar, goldeye, and redhorse.

Beaver

Dates:
All year
License:
Small Game License and Trapping License
Method:
Trapping Prohibitions
Special:
(Method) No person may disturb, injure, or destroy any beaver house, dam, burrow, or den. No person may set a trap inside any beaver house or upon the outside of any beaver house above the waterline.

Dates:
All year
License:
Permit, Small Game License and Trapping License
Method:
Trapping Prohibitions
Special:
(Method)(License) No person may disturb, injure, or destroy any beaver house, dam, burrow, or den. No person may set a trap inside any beaver house or upon the outside of any beaver house above the waterline. No person may trap beaver or otter on a state Wildlife Management Area without a permit from the wildlife manager.

Dates:
All year
License:
Permit Required
Special:
[Species] Beaver and otter: Beavers and otters may only be taken by permit issued by the wildlife manager.

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting License and Permit
Method:
Firearm Restrictions
Special:
[Region] A state game refuge is closed to the hunting and trapping of wild animals unless listed below or in the table (pages 105-107). Even though a refuge may be open, it could contain privately owned land on which the landowner may prohibit access. [License] A person may not trap beaver or otter within any state-owned game refuge without first obtaining a permit from the appropriate wildlife manager [Method] Firearms must be cased and unloaded unless lawfully hunting in a refuge.

Chukar

Dates:
All year
License:
No license needed
Method:
Any except artificial lights or motor vehicles. Poison only when the safety of humans and animals is ensured and in accordance with state and federal restrictions
Special:
(Species) Unprotected birds include: house sparrows, starlings, common pigeons, Eurasian collared dove, chukar partridge, quail, other than northern bobwhite, and monk parakeets may be taken at any time

Turkey

Dates:
All year
License:
Small Game License
Method:
Possession and Transportation Requirements
Special:
(Method) Game birds possessed in the field must be transported as follows: Except as noted, all game birds must have a fully-feathered wing attached. Turkey, pheasant, and Hungarian partridge may have one leg or a fully-feathered wing attached. Doves may be transported fully dressed.

Dates:
All year
License:
Small Game License
Method:
Possession and Transportation Requirements
Special:
(Method) Game birds possessed in the field must be transported as follows: Except as noted, all game birds must have a fully-feathered wing attached. Turkey, pheasant, and Hungarian partridge may have one leg or a fully-feathered wing attached. Doves may be transported fully dressed.

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting License and Turkey Permit
Method:
Application Dates
Special:
(Method) Spring season applications available December 2017. Spring season applications due January 26, 2018. (A and B seasons only). Licenses for early-season spring wild turkey hunts are awarded in a preference drawing. Application materials and full regulations are available online at www.mndnr.gov/hunting/turkey. Spring turkey permits that are valid for the remaining seasons may be purchased over-the-counter, without participating in the lottery or drawing. Firearms hunters who purchase an over-the-counter permit must select and hunt in one permit area. Archery hunters may hunt throughout the combined time periods and in any permit area.

Tullibee

Dates:
All year Definition
Special:
Rough fish – Carp, buffalo, sucker, sheepshead, bowfin, burbot, cisco (tullibee), gar, goldeye, and bullhead. Border waters regulations may vary.

Dates:
All year in Inland Waters
License:
Fishing Licence
Bag Limit:
50
Possession Limit:
50

Sauger

Dates:
All year in Inland Waters
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
6 in aggregate, not more than 1 walleye over 20"
Possession Limit:
6 in aggregate, not more than 1 walleye over 20"
Special:
Walleye and Sauger, either or combined

Pigeon

Dates:
All year
License:
No license needed
Method:
Any except artificial lights or motor vehicles. Poison only when the safety of humans and animals is ensured and in accordance with state and federal restrictions
Special:
(Species) Unprotected birds include: house sparrows, starlings, common pigeons, Eurasian collared dove, chukar partridge, quail, other than northern bobwhite, and monk parakeets may be taken at any time

Shovelnose sturgeon

Dates:
Inland Waters
License:
Fishing Licence
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
(Including Lake Superior and the St. Louis River) no tag needed

Smelt

Dates:
All year in Inland Waters
License:
Fishing Licence
Bag Limit:
No limit
Possession Limit:
No limit

Burbot

Dates:
All year Definition
Special:
Rough fish – Carp, buffalo, sucker, sheepshead, bowfin, burbot, cisco (tullibee), gar, goldeye, and bullhead. Border waters regulations may vary.

Dates:
All year Definition
Special:
Under-utilized fish – Carp, buffalo, sucker, sheepshead, bowfin, burbot, cisco, gar, goldeye, and redhorse.

Dates:
All year in Inland Waters
License:
Fishing Licence
Bag Limit:
No limit
Possession Limit:
No limit
Special:
Under-utilized fish – Carp, buffalo, sucker, sheepshead, bowfin, burbot, cisco, gar, goldeye, and redhorse.

Bittern

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
(Date) Most bird species, including bobwhite quail, swans, hawks, owls, eagles, herons, bitterns, cormorants, loons and grebes may not be taken.

Carp

Dates:
All year Definition
Special:
Rough fish – Carp, buffalo, sucker, sheepshead, bowfin, burbot, cisco (tullibee), gar, goldeye, and bullhead. Border waters regulations may vary.

Dates:
All year Definition
Special:
Under-utilized fish – Carp, buffalo, sucker, sheepshead, bowfin, burbot, cisco, gar, goldeye, and redhorse.

Dates:
All year in Inland Waters
License:
Fishing Licence
Bag Limit:
No limit
Possession Limit:
No limit
Special:
Under-utilized fish – Carp, buffalo, sucker, sheepshead, bowfin, burbot, cisco, gar, goldeye, and redhorse.

Spotted skunk

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
(Method) There is no open season on caribou, antelope, lynx, wolverine, cougar, wolf, moose or spotted skunk (“civet cat”).

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
(Method) There is no open season on caribou, antelope, lynx, wolverine, cougar, wolf, moose or spotted skunk (“civet cat”).

Partridge

Dates:
All year
License:
No license needed
Method:
Any except artificial lights or motor vehicles. Poison only when the safety of humans and animals is ensured and in accordance with state and federal restrictions
Special:
(Species) Unprotected birds include: house sparrows, starlings, common pigeons, Eurasian collared dove, chukar partridge, quail, other than northern bobwhite, and monk parakeets may be taken at any time

Dates:
All year
License:
Small Game License
Method:
Weapon Restrictions
Special:
(Method) A person may not shoot pheasants or Hungarian partridge with a rifle or handgun other than a .22 caliber rimfire using short, long, or long rifle ammunition. Shotguns used for upland birds may hold more than three shells.

Hawk

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
(Date) Most bird species, including bobwhite quail, swans, hawks, owls, eagles, herons, bitterns, cormorants, loons and grebes may not be taken.

Dove

Dates:
All year
License:
Small Game License
Method:
Possession and Transportation Requirements
Special:
(Method) Game birds possessed in the field must be transported as follows: Except as noted, all game birds must have a fully-feathered wing attached. Turkey, pheasant, and Hungarian partridge may have one leg or a fully-feathered wing attached. Doves may be transported fully dressed.

Otter

Dates:
All year
License:
Permit Required
Special:
[Species] Beaver and otter: Beavers and otters may only be taken by permit issued by the wildlife manager.

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting License and Permit
Method:
Firearm Restrictions
Special:
[Region] A state game refuge is closed to the hunting and trapping of wild animals unless listed below or in the table (pages 105-107). Even though a refuge may be open, it could contain privately owned land on which the landowner may prohibit access. [License] A person may not trap beaver or otter within any state-owned game refuge without first obtaining a permit from the appropriate wildlife manager [Method] Firearms must be cased and unloaded unless lawfully hunting in a refuge.

Channel catfish

Dates:
All year in Inland Waters
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
5 total in combination. No more than 2 can be flathead catfish. Only 1 fish over 24"
Possession Limit:
5 total in combination. No more than 2 can be flathead catfish. Only 1 fish over 24"

Redhorse

Dates:
All year Definition
Special:
Under-utilized fish – Carp, buffalo, sucker, sheepshead, bowfin, burbot, cisco, gar, goldeye, and redhorse.

Dates:
All year in Inland Waters
License:
Fishing Licence
Bag Limit:
No limit
Possession Limit:
No limit
Special:
Under-utilized fish – Carp, buffalo, sucker, sheepshead, bowfin, burbot, cisco, gar, goldeye, and redhorse.

Muskellunge/hybrid muskellunge

Dates:
All year in Inland Waters
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1 combined
Possession Limit:
1 Combined
Special:
Muskellunge/hybrid muskellunge
Size:
Minimum 54 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1 combined
Possession Limit:
1 Combined
Special:
Muskellunge/hybrid muskellunge
Size:
Minimum 40 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1 combined
Possession Limit:
1 Combined
Special:
Muskellunge/hybrid muskellunge
Size:
Minimum 40 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1 combined
Possession Limit:
1 Combined
Special:
Muskellunge/hybrid muskellunge
Size:
Minimum 40 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1 combined
Possession Limit:
1 Combined
Special:
Muskellunge/hybrid muskellunge
Size:
Minimum 40 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1 combined
Possession Limit:
1 Combined
Special:
Muskellunge/hybrid muskellunge
Size:
Minimum 40 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1 combined
Possession Limit:
1 Combined
Special:
Muskellunge/hybrid muskellunge
Size:
Minimum 40 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1 combined
Possession Limit:
1 Combined
Special:
Muskellunge/hybrid muskellunge
Size:
Minimum 40 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1 combined
Possession Limit:
1 Combined
Special:
Muskellunge/hybrid muskellunge
Size:
Minimum 40 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1 combined
Possession Limit:
1 Combined
Special:
Muskellunge/hybrid muskellunge
Size:
Minimum 40 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1 combined
Possession Limit:
1 Combined
Special:
Muskellunge/hybrid muskellunge
Size:
Minimum 40 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1 combined
Possession Limit:
1 Combined
Special:
Muskellunge/hybrid muskellunge
Size:
Minimum 40 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1 combined
Possession Limit:
1 Combined
Special:
Muskellunge/hybrid muskellunge
Size:
Minimum 40 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1 combined
Possession Limit:
1 Combined
Special:
Muskellunge/hybrid muskellunge
Size:
Minimum 40 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1 combined
Possession Limit:
1 Combined
Special:
Muskellunge/hybrid muskellunge
Size:
Minimum 40 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1 combined
Possession Limit:
1 Combined
Special:
Muskellunge/hybrid muskellunge
Size:
Minimum 40 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1 combined
Possession Limit:
1 Combined
Special:
Muskellunge/hybrid muskellunge
Size:
Minimum 40 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1 combined
Possession Limit:
1 Combined
Special:
Muskellunge/hybrid muskellunge
Size:
Minimum 40 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1 combined
Possession Limit:
1 Combined
Special:
Muskellunge/hybrid muskellunge
Size:
Minimum 40 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1 combined
Possession Limit:
1 Combined
Special:
Muskellunge/hybrid muskellunge
Size:
Minimum 40 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1 combined
Possession Limit:
1 Combined
Special:
Muskellunge/hybrid muskellunge
Size:
Minimum 40 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
1 combined
Possession Limit:
1 Combined
Special:
Muskellunge/hybrid muskellunge
Size:
Minimum 40 inches

Bowfin

Dates:
All year Definition
Special:
Rough fish – Carp, buffalo, sucker, sheepshead, bowfin, burbot, cisco (tullibee), gar, goldeye, and bullhead. Border waters regulations may vary.

Dates:
All year Definition
Special:
Under-utilized fish – Carp, buffalo, sucker, sheepshead, bowfin, burbot, cisco, gar, goldeye, and redhorse.

Dates:
All year in Inland Waters
License:
Fishing Licence
Bag Limit:
No limit
Possession Limit:
No limit
Special:
Under-utilized fish – Carp, buffalo, sucker, sheepshead, bowfin, burbot, cisco, gar, goldeye, and redhorse.

Civet cat

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
(Method) There is no open season on caribou, antelope, lynx, wolverine, cougar, wolf, moose or spotted skunk (“civet cat”).

Antelope

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
(Method) There is no open season on caribou, antelope, lynx, wolverine, cougar, wolf, moose or spotted skunk (“civet cat”).

Green sunfish

Dates:
All year in Inland Waters
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
20 in any combination
Possession Limit:
20 in any combination
Special:
Includes bluegill, pumpkinseed, green, orangespotted, longear, warmouth, and their hybrids.

Minnow

Dates:
All year Definition
Special:
Minnows – Members of the minnow family, except carp and goldfish; bullheads, cisco (tullibee), lake whitefish, goldeyes, and mooneyes (not over 7 inches long); suckers (not over 12 inches long); mud minnows, leeches, tadpole madtoms and stonecats. Border water regulations may vary.

Gopher

Dates:
All year
License:
No license needed
Method:
Any except artificial lights or motor vehicles. Poison only when the safety of humans and animals is ensured and in accordance with state and federal restrictions
Special:
(Species) Unprotected mammals include: coyotes, gophers, porcupines, striped skunks. Mammals for which there are no closed seasons or other protection are also unprotected.

Crow

Dates:
All year
License:
No license needed
Method:
Electronic calls or sounds, legal firearms (shotgun not larger than 10 gauge, rifle, or handgun), bow and arrow, or by falconry may be used for taking
Special:
(License)(Method) Crows may be taken without a license in season or at any time when they are doing or are about to do damage. Electronic calls or sounds may be used for crow hunting. Crows may be taken with a legal firearm (shotgun not larger than 10 gauge, rifle, or handgun), bow and arrow, or by falconry.

Method:
A remote controlled animal noise caller can be used
Dates:
All year
Special:
(Method) A remote controlled animal noise caller can be used for crows, furbearing animals and unprotected animals.

Dates:
All year
Special:
Crows may be taken during established seasons, unless the area is specifically closed.

Dates:
All year
Special:
Crows may be taken during established seasons, unless the area is specifically closed.

Starling

Dates:
All year
License:
No license needed
Method:
Any except artificial lights or motor vehicles. Poison only when the safety of humans and animals is ensured and in accordance with state and federal restrictions
Special:
(Species) Unprotected birds include: house sparrows, starlings, common pigeons, Eurasian collared dove, chukar partridge, quail, other than northern bobwhite, and monk parakeets may be taken at any time

Duck

Dates:
All year
License:
State Waterfowl Stamp
Method:
Stamp not Required
Special:
(Method) Those who do not need pheasant or state waterfowl stamps include: Residents with a super sports license (state stamp validations included in the license). Residents and nonresidents hunting with a 72-hour license (state stamps not needed). Residents on military leave. Resident 100% service disabled veterans with disability veteran hunting licenses. Residents and nonresidents hunting on commercial shooting preserves. Residents and nonresidents that are exempt from small game license requirements. Residents hunting pheasants on the land where they live. Residents and nonresidents hunting waterfowl on their own property. Stamps are not required for hunters age 15 and under.

Dates:
All year
Special:
(License) Minnesotans who hunt migratory birds—not just ducks and geese, but woodcock, snipe, rails and mourning doves too—must become HIP‑certified when they purchase a small game or sports license. It’s free and takes a very short time. HIP stands for Harvest Information Program, that helps biologists manage migratory game birds. To comply, hunters must identify themselves as migratory bird hunters and answer several questions about their hunting during last year’s season. Please make sure you are signed up for HIP when purchasing a small game or sports license. The license will have the words: HIP Certification.
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification

Dates:
Lead Shot Prohibited
Special:
(Method) No person may take ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, sandhill cranes or gallinules with lead shot or while having lead shot in possession. Lead shot may be used statewide for hunting other small game in accordance with firearms restrictions in this booklet, except in federal Wildlife Refuges and Waterfowl Production Areas.
License:
Small Game License

Bobcat

Dates:
All year
Special:
(License) A nonresident must have a nonresident furbearer hunting license and a nonresident small game license to take raccoon and bobcat. A nonresident furbearer hunting license is not required to take fox and coyote. However, a small game license is still required to take fox and other small game
License:
Nonresident Furbearer License and Nonresident Small Game License

Pine marten

Dates:
All year
Special:
(License) validation coupons for fisher, pine marten and river otter must be obtained prior to trapping and are available for free upon request at license vendors. Trappers will receive one site validation coupon for each animal they could potentially harvest. For example, a trapper who intended to target fisher, pine marten and river otter would receive a total of six coupons (two fisher/marten and four river otter). Each person age 5 or older who takes a river otter, fisher, or pine marten must validate their site validation coupon at the site of the kill by cutting out the appropriate notches with a sharp knife or similar sharp object. The notches indicate the month, date, time (am/pm) and species (fisher/marten). Site validation coupons do not need to be attached to the animal, but trappers must have their coupons in possession while taking or transporting fisher, pine marten or river otter. Fisher, river otter, bobcat or pine marten taken by a resident under age 5 must be included in the limit of the accompanying parent or guardian. Fisher, pine marten and river otter must be validated on one of the parent or guardian’s site validation coupons. Fisher, pine marten and river otter must not be removed from the kill site without the trapper’s validated site coupon in possession. Authorized agents (An authorized agent is an individual that a trapper has authorized in writing and who possesses all necessary licenses to tend traps set by the trapper, including resetting the trap at the same set.) may remove fisher, pine marten, and otter from the trap and the agent must validate their own site validation coupon at and prior to removing the animal from the site of the kill. Site validation coupons are not transferrable. Trappers may acquire site validation coupons at any time before or during the trapping season. Replacements for site validation coupons that are lost or destroyed are available upon request from any license vendor. Replacement site validation coupons are clearly marked as replacements. Trappers must present completed site validation coupons for each fisher, pine marten and river otter when they present the pelts for furbearer registration.
License:
Site Validation Coupon, Small Game License and Trapping License

Swan

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
(Date) Most bird species, including bobwhite quail, swans, hawks, owls, eagles, herons, bitterns, cormorants, loons and grebes may not be taken.

Gallinule

Dates:
All year
License:
Small Game License
Method:
Lead Shot Prohibited
Special:
(Method) No person may take ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, sandhill cranes or gallinules with lead shot or while having lead shot in possession. Lead shot may be used statewide for hunting other small game in accordance with firearms restrictions in this booklet, except in federal Wildlife Refuges and Waterfowl Production Areas.

Rock bass

Dates:
All year in Inland Waters
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
30
Possession Limit:
30

Cougar

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
(Method) There is no open season on caribou, antelope, lynx, wolverine, cougar, wolf, moose or spotted skunk (“civet cat”).

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
(Method) There is no open season on caribou, antelope, lynx, wolverine, cougar, wolf, moose or spotted skunk (“civet cat”).

Bluegill

Dates:
All year in Inland Waters
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
20 in any combination
Possession Limit:
20 in any combination
Special:
Includes bluegill, pumpkinseed, green, orangespotted, longear, warmouth, and their hybrids.

Monk parakeet

Dates:
All year
License:
No license needed
Method:
Any except artificial lights or motor vehicles. Poison only when the safety of humans and animals is ensured and in accordance with state and federal restrictions
Special:
(Species) Unprotected birds include: house sparrows, starlings, common pigeons, Eurasian collared dove, chukar partridge, quail, other than northern bobwhite, and monk parakeets may be taken at any time

Flathead catfish

Dates:
All year in Inland Waters
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
5 total in combination. No more than 2 can be flathead catfish. Only 1 fish over 24"
Possession Limit:
5 total in combination. No more than 2 can be flathead catfish. Only 1 fish over 24"

Eagle

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
(Date) Most bird species, including bobwhite quail, swans, hawks, owls, eagles, herons, bitterns, cormorants, loons and grebes may not be taken.

Moose

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
(Method) There is no open season on caribou, antelope, lynx, wolverine, cougar, wolf, moose or spotted skunk (“civet cat”).

White crappie

Dates:
All year in Inland Waters
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
10 (Combined white or black and their hybrids)
Possession Limit:
10 (Combined white or black and their hybrids)
Special:
10 (Combined white or black and their hybrids)

Sucker

Dates:
All year Definition
Special:
Rough fish – Carp, buffalo, sucker, sheepshead, bowfin, burbot, cisco (tullibee), gar, goldeye, and bullhead. Border waters regulations may vary.

Dates:
All year Definition
Special:
Under-utilized fish – Carp, buffalo, sucker, sheepshead, bowfin, burbot, cisco, gar, goldeye, and redhorse.

Dates:
All year in Inland Waters
License:
Fishing Licence
Bag Limit:
No limit
Possession Limit:
No limit
Special:
Under-utilized fish – Carp, buffalo, sucker, sheepshead, bowfin, burbot, cisco, gar, goldeye, and redhorse.

Bear

Dates:
All year
License:
Small Game License and Trapping License
Method:
Snaring Prohibited
Special:
(Method) Bears cannot be taken with snares.

Dates:
All year
Method:
Closed to firearms
Special:
[Method] Closed to firearms hunting for deer and bear hunting but open to hunting of all other species by legal means during designated seasons.

Dates:
Open All Year during Regular Seasons
Method:
Archery only

Dates:
Open All Year during Regular Seasons
Method:
Firearms

Dates:
Open All Year during Regular Seasons
Method:
Archery

Dates:
Closed
Method:
Firearms

Dates:
Closed
Method:
Firearms

Unprotected birds

Dates:
All year
Special:
(Species) Unprotected birds include: house sparrows, starlings, common pigeons, Eurasian collared dove, chukar partridge, quail, other than northern bobwhite, and monk parakeets may be taken at any time
License:
No license needed

Method:
Communication Restrictions
Dates:
All year
Special:
(Method) A person may use radio equipment without a permit to take unprotected wild animals.

Method:
A remote controlled animal noise caller can be used
Dates:
All year
Special:
(Method) A remote controlled animal noise caller can be used for crows, furbearing animals and unprotected animals.

Dates:
September 1 through the last day of February
Special:
[Species], [Date] Unprotected animals: Unprotected wild animals may be taken from September 1 through the last day of February, or by any person legally hunting a protected species, unless the area is specifically closed.

Dates:
September 1 through the last day of February
Special:
[Species], [Date] Unprotected animals: Unprotected wild animals may be taken from September 1 through the last day of February, or by any person legally hunting a protected species, unless the area is specifically closed.

Dates:
September 1 through the last day of February
Special:
[Species], [Date] Unprotected animals: Unprotected wild animals may be taken from September 1 through the last day of February, or by any person legally hunting a protected species, unless the area is specifically closed.

Sheepshead

Dates:
All year Definition
Special:
Rough fish – Carp, buffalo, sucker, sheepshead, bowfin, burbot, cisco (tullibee), gar, goldeye, and bullhead. Border waters regulations may vary.

Dates:
All year Definition
Special:
Under-utilized fish – Carp, buffalo, sucker, sheepshead, bowfin, burbot, cisco, gar, goldeye, and redhorse.

Dates:
All year in Inland Waters
License:
Fishing Licence
Bag Limit:
No limit
Possession Limit:
No limit
Special:
Under-utilized fish – Carp, buffalo, sucker, sheepshead, bowfin, burbot, cisco, gar, goldeye, and redhorse.

Coyote

Dates:
All year
License:
No license needed
Method:
Any except artificial lights or motor vehicles. Poison only when the safety of humans and animals is ensured and in accordance with state and federal restrictions
Special:
(Species) Unprotected mammals include: coyotes, gophers, porcupines, striped skunks. Mammals for which there are no closed seasons or other protection are also unprotected.

Dates:
All year
License:
Small Game License
Method:
Identification
Special:
(Method) Coyote (Canis latrans) AKA—Brush wolf. Height: 18 inches maximum. Length: 3 feet. Weight: 25-35 lbs. Color: all shades of gray, tan, buff, rarely black or white. Wolves have been mistakenly shot outside Minnesota’s primary wolf range because hunters thought they were coyotes. Wolves were once restricted to the northern part of Minnesota, but they have expanded their range and could show up in any part of the state. Do not assume that because you are outside Minnesota’s primary wolf range that the animal in your sights is a coyote. Wolves and coyotes are closely related, but are well distinguished by their difference in size and physical characteristics. Shooting a wolf because you think it is a coyote is illegal and punishable by Minnesota game and fish laws.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] 44843 County Road 19, Odessa, MN 56276, 320-273-2191. Small Game and deer hunting are open as posted with “Public Hunting Area” signs or shown on maps available at parking areas and at the Refuge Headquarters. The refuge is closed to migratory bird and coyote hunting.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] 44843 County Road 19, Odessa, MN 56276, 320-273-2191. Small Game and deer hunting are open as posted with “Public Hunting Area” signs or shown on maps available at parking areas and at the Refuge Headquarters. The refuge is closed to migratory bird and coyote hunting.

Cormorant

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
(Date) Most bird species, including bobwhite quail, swans, hawks, owls, eagles, herons, bitterns, cormorants, loons and grebes may not be taken.

Lynx

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
(Method) There is no open season on caribou, antelope, lynx, wolverine, cougar, wolf, moose or spotted skunk (“civet cat”).

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
(Method) There is no open season on caribou, antelope, lynx, wolverine, cougar, wolf, moose or spotted skunk (“civet cat”).

Sandhill crane

Dates:
Lead Shot Prohibited
Special:
(Method) No person may take ducks, geese, mergansers, coots, sandhill cranes or gallinules with lead shot or while having lead shot in possession. Lead shot may be used statewide for hunting other small game in accordance with firearms restrictions in this booklet, except in federal Wildlife Refuges and Waterfowl Production Areas.
License:
Small Game License

Dates:
All year
License:
HIP Certification and Small Game License
Method:
Shotguns must not be capable of holding more than three shells
Special:
(License) State or federal migratory waterfowl stamps are not required to hunt woodcock, rails, snipe, sandhill cranes, or mourning doves. Compliance with the migratory bird harvest information program is required

Owl

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
(Date) Most bird species, including bobwhite quail, swans, hawks, owls, eagles, herons, bitterns, cormorants, loons and grebes may not be taken.

Mink

Dates:
All year
License:
Small Game License and Trapping License
Method:
Trapping Prohibitions
Special:
(Method) Mink may not be taken by digging or with the aid of dogs.

Bullhead

Dates:
All year Definition
Special:
Rough fish – Carp, buffalo, sucker, sheepshead, bowfin, burbot, cisco (tullibee), gar, goldeye, and bullhead. Border waters regulations may vary.

Dates:
All year in Inland Waters
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
100
Possession Limit:
100

Lake trout

Dates:
All year in Inland Waters
License:
Fishing Licence
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2

Deer

Dates:
Open during Archery Season
Method:
Archery
Special:
[Place] Closed to firearms hunting and trapping but open to archery deer hunting

Dates:
Open during Archery Season
Method:
Archery
Special:
[Place] Closed to firearms hunting and trapping but open to archery deer hunting

Dates:
Open during established seasons
Method:
Archery
Special:
[Place] Portions are posted archery only for deer. All other game restricted to shotguns with BBB shot or smaller.

Dates:
Closed All Year
Method:
Shotgun
Special:
[Place] Portions are posted archery only for deer. All other game restricted to shotguns with BBB shot or smaller.

Dates:
Open during established seasons
Method:
Archery
Special:
[Place] Portions are posted archery only for deer. All other game restricted to shotguns with BBB shot or smaller.

Dates:
Open during established seasons
Method:
Archery
Special:
[Place] Portions are posted archery only for deer. All other game restricted to shotguns with BBB shot or smaller.

Dates:
Closed All Year
Method:
Shotgun
Special:
[Place] Portions are posted archery only for deer. All other game restricted to shotguns with BBB shot or smaller.

Dates:
Closed All Year
Method:
Shotgun
Special:
[Place] Portions are posted archery only for deer. All other game restricted to shotguns with BBB shot or smaller.

Dates:
All year
Method:
Closed to firearms
Special:
[Place] This area is closed to firearms deer hunting.

Dates:
All year
Method:
Closed to firearms
Special:
[Method] Closed to firearms hunting for deer and bear hunting but open to hunting of all other species by legal means during designated seasons.

Dates:
During regular seasons
Method:
Open for Archery

Dates:
During regular seasons
Method:
Open to Falconry

Dates:
All year
Method:
Closed to all Hunting

Dates:
All year
Method:
Closed to all Hunting

Dates:
Open All Year during Regular Seasons
Method:
Archery Only, Landowner Permission Required

Dates:
Open All Year during Regular Seasons
Method:
Archery Only, Landowner Permission Required

Dates:
Open All Year during Regular Seasons
Method:
Archery only

Dates:
Open All Year during Regular Seasons
Method:
Firearms

Dates:
Open All Year during Regular Seasons
Method:
Archery

Dates:
Open All Year during Special Season
Method:
Archery

Dates:
Open All Year during Special Season
Method:
Archery

Dates:
Closed
Method:
Firearms

Dates:
Closed
Method:
Firearms

Dates:
in conjunction with Jay Cooke State Park Season
License:
Permit Required

Dates:
Open during established seasons

Dates:
Open during established seasons

Dates:
Open during established seasons

Dates:
Open during established seasons
Method:
Open for Firearms
Special:
[Method] Including muzzleloader season

Dates:
Open during established seasons
Special:
[Place] only deer hunting in Scherer Conservation Unit

Dates:
Open during established seasons
Method:
Special Closures
Special:
[Method] no hunting in posted sanctuary on the southeast portion of the SNA. See SNA website for map.

Dates:
Open during established seasons
Method:
Archery only

Dates:
Open during established seasons
Method:
Special Closures
Special:
[Method] Portions open to deer hunting. See SNA website for map.

Dates:
Open during established seasons
Method:
Archery only

Dates:
Open during established seasons
Method:
Archery only

Dates:
Open during established seasons
Method:
Archery only

Dates:
Special deer hunt in conjunction with Great River Bluffs State Park

Dates:
Open All year in designated areas
Special:
[Place] Contact Rydell NWR, 17788 349th Street SE, Erskine, MN 56535 218-687-2229 or 800-841-0172. Deer: Maps showing open areas for hunting are available in parking lots throughout the refuge and at refuge Headquarters. Upland and Migratory Bird: Open areas are also posted with migratory bird hunting area signs. No turkey hunting allowed.

Dates:
Open during established Muzzleloader season
Method:
Muzzleloader Only
Special:
[Place] 21212 210th Street, Audubon, MN 56511, 218-847-4431. Waterfowl: The refuge is open for Youth Waterfowl Day. Contact the Detroit Lakes WMD 218-847-4431 for information. Deer hunting is only allowed during the state muzzleloader season.

Dates:
Open
Method:
Specific Closures see special
Special:
[Place] 17788 349th Street SE, Erskine, MN 56535 218-687-2229 or 800-841-0172. Small Game: Small game hunting is closed on the refuge. Deer: Information about special hunts for persons with disabilities is available at 800-726-3692. Portions of the refuge are opened annually for antlerless deer hunting during the regular firearms season. Contact the Refuge headquarters for information.

Lake sturgeon

Dates:
Inland Waters
License:
Fishing Licence
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
(Including Lake Superior and the St. Louis River) no tag needed

Cisco

Dates:
All year Definition
Special:
Rough fish – Carp, buffalo, sucker, sheepshead, bowfin, burbot, cisco (tullibee), gar, goldeye, and bullhead. Border waters regulations may vary.

Dates:
All year Definition
Special:
Under-utilized fish – Carp, buffalo, sucker, sheepshead, bowfin, burbot, cisco, gar, goldeye, and redhorse.

Dates:
All year in Inland Waters
License:
Fishing Licence
Bag Limit:
No limit
Possession Limit:
No limit
Special:
Under-utilized fish – Carp, buffalo, sucker, sheepshead, bowfin, burbot, cisco, gar, goldeye, and redhorse.

Dates:
All year in Inland Waters
License:
Fishing Licence
Bag Limit:
50
Possession Limit:
50

Sunfish

Dates:
All year in Inland Waters
License:
Angling License
Bag Limit:
20 in any combination
Possession Limit:
20 in any combination
Special:
Includes bluegill, pumpkinseed, green, orangespotted, longear, warmouth, and their hybrids.

Paddlefish

Dates:
All year in Inland Waters
Method:
Closed

Woodcock

Dates:
All year
Special:
(License) Minnesotans who hunt migratory birds—not just ducks and geese, but woodcock, snipe, rails and mourning doves too—must become HIP‑certified when they purchase a small game or sports license. It’s free and takes a very short time. HIP stands for Harvest Information Program, that helps biologists manage migratory game birds. To comply, hunters must identify themselves as migratory bird hunters and answer several questions about their hunting during last year’s season. Please make sure you are signed up for HIP when purchasing a small game or sports license. The license will have the words: HIP Certification.
License:
Hunting license, HIP Certification

Dates:
All year
License:
HIP Certification and Small Game License
Method:
Shotguns must not be capable of holding more than three shells
Special:
(License) State or federal migratory waterfowl stamps are not required to hunt woodcock, rails, snipe, sandhill cranes, or mourning doves. Compliance with the migratory bird harvest information program is required

Lake whitefish

Dates:
All year Definition
Species:
Minnow
Special:
Minnows – Members of the minnow family, except carp and goldfish; bullheads, cisco (tullibee), lake whitefish, goldeyes, and mooneyes (not over 7 inches long); suckers (not over 12 inches long); mud minnows, leeches, tadpole madtoms and stonecats. Border water regulations may vary.
Size:
not over 7 inches long

Cisco

Dates:
All year Definition
Species:
Minnow
Special:
Minnows – Members of the minnow family, except carp and goldfish; bullheads, cisco (tullibee), lake whitefish, goldeyes, and mooneyes (not over 7 inches long); suckers (not over 12 inches long); mud minnows, leeches, tadpole madtoms and stonecats. Border water regulations may vary.
Size:
not over 7 inches long

Bullhead

Dates:
All year Definition
Species:
Minnow
Special:
Minnows – Members of the minnow family, except carp and goldfish; bullheads, cisco (tullibee), lake whitefish, goldeyes, and mooneyes (not over 7 inches long); suckers (not over 12 inches long); mud minnows, leeches, tadpole madtoms and stonecats. Border water regulations may vary.
Size:
not over 7 inches long

Tullibee

Dates:
All year Definition
Species:
Minnow
Special:
Minnows – Members of the minnow family, except carp and goldfish; bullheads, cisco (tullibee), lake whitefish, goldeyes, and mooneyes (not over 7 inches long); suckers (not over 12 inches long); mud minnows, leeches, tadpole madtoms and stonecats. Border water regulations may vary.
Size:
not over 7 inches long

Sucker

Dates:
All year Definition
Species:
Minnow
Special:
Minnows – Members of the minnow family, except carp and goldfish; bullheads, cisco (tullibee), lake whitefish, goldeyes, and mooneyes (not over 7 inches long); suckers (not over 12 inches long); mud minnows, leeches, tadpole madtoms and stonecats. Border water regulations may vary.
Size:
not over 12 inches long

Madtom

Dates:
All year Definition
Species:
Minnow
Special:
Minnows – Members of the minnow family, except carp and goldfish; bullheads, cisco (tullibee), lake whitefish, goldeyes, and mooneyes (not over 7 inches long); suckers (not over 12 inches long); mud minnows, leeches, tadpole madtoms and stonecats. Border water regulations may vary.

Tadpole

Dates:
All year Definition
Species:
Minnow
Special:
Minnows – Members of the minnow family, except carp and goldfish; bullheads, cisco (tullibee), lake whitefish, goldeyes, and mooneyes (not over 7 inches long); suckers (not over 12 inches long); mud minnows, leeches, tadpole madtoms and stonecats. Border water regulations may vary.

Antlerless

Dates:
Open during established seasons
Species:
Deer
Special:
[Species] Antlerless deer only

Dates:
Open during established seasons
License:
Permit Required
Species:
Deer

Dates:
Open
Method:
Specific Closures see special
Species:
Deer
Special:
[Place] 17788 349th Street SE, Erskine, MN 56535 218-687-2229 or 800-841-0172. Small Game: Small game hunting is closed on the refuge. Deer: Information about special hunts for persons with disabilities is available at 800-726-3692. Portions of the refuge are opened annually for antlerless deer hunting during the regular firearms season. Contact the Refuge headquarters for information.

Stonecat

Dates:
All year Definition
Species:
Minnow
Special:
Minnows – Members of the minnow family, except carp and goldfish; bullheads, cisco (tullibee), lake whitefish, goldeyes, and mooneyes (not over 7 inches long); suckers (not over 12 inches long); mud minnows, leeches, tadpole madtoms and stonecats. Border water regulations may vary.

Goldeneye

Dates:
All year Definition
Species:
Minnow
Special:
Minnows – Members of the minnow family, except carp and goldfish; bullheads, cisco (tullibee), lake whitefish, goldeyes, and mooneyes (not over 7 inches long); suckers (not over 12 inches long); mud minnows, leeches, tadpole madtoms and stonecats. Border water regulations may vary.
Size:
not over 7 inches long

Mud minnow

Dates:
All year Definition
Species:
Minnow
Special:
Minnows – Members of the minnow family, except carp and goldfish; bullheads, cisco (tullibee), lake whitefish, goldeyes, and mooneyes (not over 7 inches long); suckers (not over 12 inches long); mud minnows, leeches, tadpole madtoms and stonecats. Border water regulations may vary.

Mooneye

Dates:
All year Definition
Species:
Minnow
Special:
Minnows – Members of the minnow family, except carp and goldfish; bullheads, cisco (tullibee), lake whitefish, goldeyes, and mooneyes (not over 7 inches long); suckers (not over 12 inches long); mud minnows, leeches, tadpole madtoms and stonecats. Border water regulations may vary.
Size:
not over 7 inches long

Leech

Dates:
All year Definition
Species:
Minnow
Special:
Minnows – Members of the minnow family, except carp and goldfish; bullheads, cisco (tullibee), lake whitefish, goldeyes, and mooneyes (not over 7 inches long); suckers (not over 12 inches long); mud minnows, leeches, tadpole madtoms and stonecats. Border water regulations may vary.

Winter

Dates:
Inland Waters Outside or partly outside the BWCA
License:
Fishing Licence
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Species:
Lake Trout

Dates:
Inland Waters Lakes entirely within the BWCA
License:
Fishing Licence
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Species:
Lake Trout

Catch and release

Dates:
All year Definition
Special:
Immediately released or returned to the water – Fish must not be retained longer than is needed at the site of capture to unhook, identify, measure, and photograph. Placing the fish in any type of container or on a stringer is not immediately released. Any fish not immediately released is considered to be “reduced to possession.”

Motor vehicles prohibited

Dates:
All year

Dates:
All year

Dates:
All year

Dates:
All year

Dates:
All year

Domestic animals prohibited

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] domestic animals (excluding dogs): Livestock, horses, and other domestic animals, are not permitted on WMAs except under cooperative agreement or permit approved by the wildlife manager.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] domestic animals (excluding dogs): Livestock, horses, and other domestic animals, are not permitted on WMAs except under cooperative agreement or permit approved by the wildlife manager.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] domestic animals (excluding dogs): Livestock, horses, and other domestic animals, are not permitted on WMAs except under cooperative agreement or permit approved by the wildlife manager.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] domestic animals (excluding dogs): Livestock, horses, and other domestic animals, are not permitted on WMAs except under cooperative agreement or permit approved by the wildlife manager.

A remote controlled animal noise caller can be used

Dates:
All year
Special:
(Method) A remote controlled animal noise caller can be used for crows, furbearing animals and unprotected animals.

Motor vehicle restrictions

Dates:
All year
Special:
(Method) A person may not intentionally operate an off-highway vehicle (OHV): in most wildlife management areas, a state park, or a scientific and natural area, except as authorized in this booklet; in unfrozen public waters (lakes, rivers, streams and certain wetlands), or in calcareous fens; on a trail on public land that is designated or signed for non-motorized use only; on areas within public lands that are posted or where gates or other clearly visible structures are placed to prevent unauthorized motorized vehicle access; or shoot at a wild animal from an OHV.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] The following regulations apply to motor vehicle and aircraft use on WMAs other than on federal, state, county, or township roads: No person may use aircraft (including drones) over a WMA in a manner that chases, herds, scares, or otherwise disturbs wildlife, except in emergencies or by authorization of the wildlife manager. Vehicles are prohibited on all other WMAs. The exception is that vehicles may be operated at speeds of 20 mph or less, on travel routes designated with signs for travel purposes. No vehicle may be parked in front of any gate or where it obstructs travel. No person may operate an all-terrain vehicle (ATV), all-terrain cycle (ATC), hang glider, air boat, personal watercraft (jet-ski), or hovercraft in a WMA unless specifically authorized. On Wildlife Management Areas north and west of the line described below, a snowmobile or an ATV may be used by a licensed firearms deer hunter who does not possess a firearm (cased or uncased) to retrieve and transport a deer that is known to be dead from the close of shooting hours to two hours after the close of shooting hours during the regular firearms deer season and for one day after the season: beginning at State Highway 1 from the west boundary of the state to State Highway 89, then north along State Highway 89 to Fourtown, then north on County State Aid Highway 44 to County Road 704, Beltrami County, then north on County Road 704 to Dick’s Parkway State Forest Road, then north on Dick’s Parkway to County State Aid Highway 5, then north on County State Aid Highway 5 to Warroad, then north on State Highway 11 to State Highway 313, then north on State Highway 313 to the north boundary of the state. On wildlife management areas within the area described as follows, a licensed deer hunter may operate an all-terrain vehicle during the firearms deer season before and after shooting hours and from 11 a.m. to 2 pm: from State Highway 1 and the west boundary of the Red Lake Indian Reservation; then west to State Highway 219; then north on State Highway 219 to State Highway 89; then north to State Highway 89 to County Highway 6; then east on County Highway 6 to County Highway 54 and County Highway 1 (Beltrami/Marshall county line); then north along the Beltrami/Marshall county line to the Roseau county line; east on the Beltrami/Roseau county line to Dick’s Parkway, then south on Dick’s Parkway to County Road 704, Beltrami county; then south to County State-aid Highway 44 to Fourtown; then south on State Highway 89 to the north boundary of the Red Lake Indian Reservation, then west and south following the boundary of the Red Lake Indian Reservation to the beginning. Without written permission from the DNR, no person may operate a snowmobile in a WMA south of a line described as follows: U.S. Highway 2 from Grand Forks east to Bemidji, then south along U.S. Highway 71 to Wadena, then east along U.S. Highway 10 to Staples and U.S. Highway 210 to the eastern boundary of the state.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] The following regulations apply to motor vehicle and aircraft use on WMAs other than on federal, state, county, or township roads: No person may use aircraft (including drones) over a WMA in a manner that chases, herds, scares, or otherwise disturbs wildlife, except in emergencies or by authorization of the wildlife manager. Vehicles are prohibited on all other WMAs. The exception is that vehicles may be operated at speeds of 20 mph or less, on travel routes designated with signs for travel purposes. No vehicle may be parked in front of any gate or where it obstructs travel. No person may operate an all-terrain vehicle (ATV), all-terrain cycle (ATC), hang glider, air boat, personal watercraft (jet-ski), or hovercraft in a WMA unless specifically authorized. On Wildlife Management Areas north and west of the line described below, a snowmobile or an ATV may be used by a licensed firearms deer hunter who does not possess a firearm (cased or uncased) to retrieve and transport a deer that is known to be dead from the close of shooting hours to two hours after the close of shooting hours during the regular firearms deer season and for one day after the season: beginning at State Highway 1 from the west boundary of the state to State Highway 89, then north along State Highway 89 to Fourtown, then north on County State Aid Highway 44 to County Road 704, Beltrami County, then north on County Road 704 to Dick’s Parkway State Forest Road, then north on Dick’s Parkway to County State Aid Highway 5, then north on County State Aid Highway 5 to Warroad, then north on State Highway 11 to State Highway 313, then north on State Highway 313 to the north boundary of the state. On wildlife management areas within the area described as follows, a licensed deer hunter may operate an all-terrain vehicle during the firearms deer season before and after shooting hours and from 11 a.m. to 2 pm: from State Highway 1 and the west boundary of the Red Lake Indian Reservation; then west to State Highway 219; then north on State Highway 219 to State Highway 89; then north to State Highway 89 to County Highway 6; then east on County Highway 6 to County Highway 54 and County Highway 1 (Beltrami/Marshall county line); then north along the Beltrami/Marshall county line to the Roseau county line; east on the Beltrami/Roseau county line to Dick’s Parkway, then south on Dick’s Parkway to County Road 704, Beltrami county; then south to County State-aid Highway 44 to Fourtown; then south on State Highway 89 to the north boundary of the Red Lake Indian Reservation, then west and south following the boundary of the Red Lake Indian Reservation to the beginning. Without written permission from the DNR, no person may operate a snowmobile in a WMA south of a line described as follows: U.S. Highway 2 from Grand Forks east to Bemidji, then south along U.S. Highway 71 to Wadena, then east along U.S. Highway 10 to Staples and U.S. Highway 210 to the eastern boundary of the state.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] The following regulations apply to motor vehicle and aircraft use on WMAs other than on federal, state, county, or township roads: No person may use aircraft (including drones) over a WMA in a manner that chases, herds, scares, or otherwise disturbs wildlife, except in emergencies or by authorization of the wildlife manager. Vehicles are prohibited on all other WMAs. The exception is that vehicles may be operated at speeds of 20 mph or less, on travel routes designated with signs for travel purposes. No vehicle may be parked in front of any gate or where it obstructs travel. No person may operate an all-terrain vehicle (ATV), all-terrain cycle (ATC), hang glider, air boat, personal watercraft (jet-ski), or hovercraft in a WMA unless specifically authorized. On Wildlife Management Areas north and west of the line described below, a snowmobile or an ATV may be used by a licensed firearms deer hunter who does not possess a firearm (cased or uncased) to retrieve and transport a deer that is known to be dead from the close of shooting hours to two hours after the close of shooting hours during the regular firearms deer season and for one day after the season: beginning at State Highway 1 from the west boundary of the state to State Highway 89, then north along State Highway 89 to Fourtown, then north on County State Aid Highway 44 to County Road 704, Beltrami County, then north on County Road 704 to Dick’s Parkway State Forest Road, then north on Dick’s Parkway to County State Aid Highway 5, then north on County State Aid Highway 5 to Warroad, then north on State Highway 11 to State Highway 313, then north on State Highway 313 to the north boundary of the state. On wildlife management areas within the area described as follows, a licensed deer hunter may operate an all-terrain vehicle during the firearms deer season before and after shooting hours and from 11 a.m. to 2 pm: from State Highway 1 and the west boundary of the Red Lake Indian Reservation; then west to State Highway 219; then north on State Highway 219 to State Highway 89; then north to State Highway 89 to County Highway 6; then east on County Highway 6 to County Highway 54 and County Highway 1 (Beltrami/Marshall county line); then north along the Beltrami/Marshall county line to the Roseau county line; east on the Beltrami/Roseau county line to Dick’s Parkway, then south on Dick’s Parkway to County Road 704, Beltrami county; then south to County State-aid Highway 44 to Fourtown; then south on State Highway 89 to the north boundary of the Red Lake Indian Reservation, then west and south following the boundary of the Red Lake Indian Reservation to the beginning. Without written permission from the DNR, no person may operate a snowmobile in a WMA south of a line described as follows: U.S. Highway 2 from Grand Forks east to Bemidji, then south along U.S. Highway 71 to Wadena, then east along U.S. Highway 10 to Staples and U.S. Highway 210 to the eastern boundary of the state.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] The following regulations apply to motor vehicle and aircraft use on WMAs other than on federal, state, county, or township roads: No person may use aircraft (including drones) over a WMA in a manner that chases, herds, scares, or otherwise disturbs wildlife, except in emergencies or by authorization of the wildlife manager. Vehicles are prohibited on all other WMAs. The exception is that vehicles may be operated at speeds of 20 mph or less, on travel routes designated with signs for travel purposes. No vehicle may be parked in front of any gate or where it obstructs travel. No person may operate an all-terrain vehicle (ATV), all-terrain cycle (ATC), hang glider, air boat, personal watercraft (jet-ski), or hovercraft in a WMA unless specifically authorized. On Wildlife Management Areas north and west of the line described below, a snowmobile or an ATV may be used by a licensed firearms deer hunter who does not possess a firearm (cased or uncased) to retrieve and transport a deer that is known to be dead from the close of shooting hours to two hours after the close of shooting hours during the regular firearms deer season and for one day after the season: beginning at State Highway 1 from the west boundary of the state to State Highway 89, then north along State Highway 89 to Fourtown, then north on County State Aid Highway 44 to County Road 704, Beltrami County, then north on County Road 704 to Dick’s Parkway State Forest Road, then north on Dick’s Parkway to County State Aid Highway 5, then north on County State Aid Highway 5 to Warroad, then north on State Highway 11 to State Highway 313, then north on State Highway 313 to the north boundary of the state. On wildlife management areas within the area described as follows, a licensed deer hunter may operate an all-terrain vehicle during the firearms deer season before and after shooting hours and from 11 a.m. to 2 pm: from State Highway 1 and the west boundary of the Red Lake Indian Reservation; then west to State Highway 219; then north on State Highway 219 to State Highway 89; then north to State Highway 89 to County Highway 6; then east on County Highway 6 to County Highway 54 and County Highway 1 (Beltrami/Marshall county line); then north along the Beltrami/Marshall county line to the Roseau county line; east on the Beltrami/Roseau county line to Dick’s Parkway, then south on Dick’s Parkway to County Road 704, Beltrami county; then south to County State-aid Highway 44 to Fourtown; then south on State Highway 89 to the north boundary of the Red Lake Indian Reservation, then west and south following the boundary of the Red Lake Indian Reservation to the beginning. Without written permission from the DNR, no person may operate a snowmobile in a WMA south of a line described as follows: U.S. Highway 2 from Grand Forks east to Bemidji, then south along U.S. Highway 71 to Wadena, then east along U.S. Highway 10 to Staples and U.S. Highway 210 to the eastern boundary of the state.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] The following regulations apply to motor vehicle and aircraft use on WMAs other than on federal, state, county, or township roads: No person may use aircraft (including drones) over a WMA in a manner that chases, herds, scares, or otherwise disturbs wildlife, except in emergencies or by authorization of the wildlife manager. Vehicles are prohibited on all other WMAs. The exception is that vehicles may be operated at speeds of 20 mph or less, on travel routes designated with signs for travel purposes. No vehicle may be parked in front of any gate or where it obstructs travel. No person may operate an all-terrain vehicle (ATV), all-terrain cycle (ATC), hang glider, air boat, personal watercraft (jet-ski), or hovercraft in a WMA unless specifically authorized. On Wildlife Management Areas north and west of the line described below, a snowmobile or an ATV may be used by a licensed firearms deer hunter who does not possess a firearm (cased or uncased) to retrieve and transport a deer that is known to be dead from the close of shooting hours to two hours after the close of shooting hours during the regular firearms deer season and for one day after the season: beginning at State Highway 1 from the west boundary of the state to State Highway 89, then north along State Highway 89 to Fourtown, then north on County State Aid Highway 44 to County Road 704, Beltrami County, then north on County Road 704 to Dick’s Parkway State Forest Road, then north on Dick’s Parkway to County State Aid Highway 5, then north on County State Aid Highway 5 to Warroad, then north on State Highway 11 to State Highway 313, then north on State Highway 313 to the north boundary of the state. On wildlife management areas within the area described as follows, a licensed deer hunter may operate an all-terrain vehicle during the firearms deer season before and after shooting hours and from 11 a.m. to 2 pm: from State Highway 1 and the west boundary of the Red Lake Indian Reservation; then west to State Highway 219; then north on State Highway 219 to State Highway 89; then north to State Highway 89 to County Highway 6; then east on County Highway 6 to County Highway 54 and County Highway 1 (Beltrami/Marshall county line); then north along the Beltrami/Marshall county line to the Roseau county line; east on the Beltrami/Roseau county line to Dick’s Parkway, then south on Dick’s Parkway to County Road 704, Beltrami county; then south to County State-aid Highway 44 to Fourtown; then south on State Highway 89 to the north boundary of the Red Lake Indian Reservation, then west and south following the boundary of the Red Lake Indian Reservation to the beginning. Without written permission from the DNR, no person may operate a snowmobile in a WMA south of a line described as follows: U.S. Highway 2 from Grand Forks east to Bemidji, then south along U.S. Highway 71 to Wadena, then east along U.S. Highway 10 to Staples and U.S. Highway 210 to the eastern boundary of the state.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner. [Place] for the purposes of ice fishing

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner. [Place] for the purposes of ice fishing

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner. [Place] for the purposes of ice fishing

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner. [Place] for the purposes of ice fishing

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner. [Place] for the purposes of ice fishing

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner. [Place] for the purposes of ice fishing

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor vehicles licensed for use on a public highway may be operated on established roads on the following WMAs, but not at speeds over 20 mph. unless posted otherwise. No vehicles may be driven beyond a sign prohibiting vehicular use, beyond any constructed vehicle barrier, or in a reckless or careless manner.

Dates:
Open except where prohibited
Special:
[Method] Motorized vehicles are prohibited on all NWRs and WPAs except on designated parking areas, access roads, and public roads. Permits to operate vehicles on other roads may be available for hunters with disabilities.

Dates:
Open except where prohibited
Special:
[Method] Motorized vehicles are prohibited on all NWRs and WPAs except on designated parking areas, access roads, and public roads. Permits to operate vehicles on other roads may be available for hunters with disabilities.

Dates:
Open except where prohibited
Special:
[Method] Motorized vehicles are prohibited on all NWRs and WPAs except on designated parking areas, access roads, and public roads. Permits to operate vehicles on other roads may be available for hunters with disabilities.

Dates:
Open except where prohibited
Special:
[Method] Motorized vehicles are prohibited on all NWRs and WPAs except on designated parking areas, access roads, and public roads. Permits to operate vehicles on other roads may be available for hunters with disabilities.

Dates:
Open except where prohibited
Special:
[Method] Motorized vehicles are prohibited on all NWRs and WPAs except on designated parking areas, access roads, and public roads. Permits to operate vehicles on other roads may be available for hunters with disabilities.

Hunting prohibited

Dates:
Closed

Dates:
Closed

Dates:
Closed

Dates:
Closed

Dates:
Closed

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] 17788 349th Street SE, Erskine, MN 56535 218-687-2229 or 800-841-0172. Small Game: Small game hunting is closed on the refuge. Deer: Information about special hunts for persons with disabilities is available at 800-726-3692. Portions of the refuge are opened annually for antlerless deer hunting during the regular firearms season. Contact the Refuge headquarters for information.

Closed to all hunting

Dates:
All year

Dates:
All year

Dates:
All year

Dates:
All year

Dates:
All year

Dates:
All year

Firearm restrictions

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Region] A state game refuge is closed to the hunting and trapping of wild animals unless listed below or in the table (pages 105-107). Even though a refuge may be open, it could contain privately owned land on which the landowner may prohibit access. [Activity] Unprotected wild animals may be taken when there is an open season for any protected species, but only during the hours and by methods allowed for the protected species. [Method] Firearms must be cased and unloaded unless lawfully hunting in a refuge.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Region] A state game refuge is closed to the hunting and trapping of wild animals unless listed below or in the table (pages 105-107). Even though a refuge may be open, it could contain privately owned land on which the landowner may prohibit access. [Activity] Unprotected wild animals may be taken when there is an open season for any protected species, but only during the hours and by methods allowed for the protected species. [Method] Firearms must be cased and unloaded unless lawfully hunting in a refuge.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Region] A state game refuge is closed to the hunting and trapping of wild animals unless listed below or in the table (pages 105-107). Even though a refuge may be open, it could contain privately owned land on which the landowner may prohibit access. [Activity] Unprotected wild animals may be taken when there is an open season for any protected species, but only during the hours and by methods allowed for the protected species. [Method] Firearms must be cased and unloaded unless lawfully hunting in a refuge.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Region] A state game refuge is closed to the hunting and trapping of wild animals unless listed below or in the table (pages 105-107). Even though a refuge may be open, it could contain privately owned land on which the landowner may prohibit access. [Activity] Unprotected wild animals may be taken when there is an open season for any protected species, but only during the hours and by methods allowed for the protected species. [Method] Firearms must be cased and unloaded unless lawfully hunting in a refuge.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Region] A state game refuge is closed to the hunting and trapping of wild animals unless listed below or in the table (pages 105-107). Even though a refuge may be open, it could contain privately owned land on which the landowner may prohibit access. [Activity] Unprotected wild animals may be taken when there is an open season for any protected species, but only during the hours and by methods allowed for the protected species. [Method] Firearms must be cased and unloaded unless lawfully hunting in a refuge.

Trapping

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
[Place] Closed to firearms hunting and trapping but open to archery deer hunting

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
[Place] Closed to firearms hunting and trapping but open to archery deer hunting

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
[Place] Closed to firearms hunting and trapping but open to archery deer hunting

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
[Place] Closed to firearms hunting and trapping but open to archery deer hunting

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
[Place] Closed to firearms hunting and trapping but open to archery deer hunting

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
[Place] Closed to firearms hunting and trapping but open to archery deer hunting

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
[Place] Closed to firearms hunting and trapping but open to archery deer hunting

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
[Place] Closed to firearms hunting and trapping but open to archery deer hunting

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
[Place] Closed to firearms hunting and trapping but open to archery deer hunting

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
[Place] Closed to firearms hunting and trapping but open to archery deer hunting

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license and Trapping Permit
Special:
[License] All trappers must, regardless of furbearers taken, obtain a permit from the area manager

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Much of Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area is open to public hunting, but closed to trapping.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Much of Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area is open to public hunting, but closed to trapping.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Much of Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area is open to public hunting, but closed to trapping.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Much of Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area is open to public hunting, but closed to trapping.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Much of Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area is open to public hunting, but closed to trapping.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Approximately 50 acres in the far northern part of the park is open to public hunting but closed to trapping. See map for location.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Approximately 50 acres in the far northern part of the park is open to public hunting but closed to trapping. See map for location.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Approximately 50 acres in the far northern part of the park is open to public hunting but closed to trapping. See map for location.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Approximately 50 acres in the far northern part of the park is open to public hunting but closed to trapping. See map for location.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Approximately 50 acres in the far northern part of the park is open to public hunting but closed to trapping. See map for location.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Approximately 430 acres of the park is open to public hunting but closed to trapping.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Approximately 430 acres of the park is open to public hunting but closed to trapping.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Approximately 430 acres of the park is open to public hunting but closed to trapping.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Approximately 430 acres of the park is open to public hunting but closed to trapping.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Approximately 430 acres of the park is open to public hunting but closed to trapping.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Approximately 600 acres of Temperance River State Park is open to public hunting but closed to trapping. The area is located north of Minnesota Highway 61 and adjacent to the Cross River on both sides.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Approximately 600 acres of Temperance River State Park is open to public hunting but closed to trapping. The area is located north of Minnesota Highway 61 and adjacent to the Cross River on both sides.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Approximately 600 acres of Temperance River State Park is open to public hunting but closed to trapping. The area is located north of Minnesota Highway 61 and adjacent to the Cross River on both sides.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Approximately 600 acres of Temperance River State Park is open to public hunting but closed to trapping. The area is located north of Minnesota Highway 61 and adjacent to the Cross River on both sides.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Approximately 600 acres of Temperance River State Park is open to public hunting but closed to trapping. The area is located north of Minnesota Highway 61 and adjacent to the Cross River on both sides.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Much of Garden Island State Recreation Area is open to public hunting but closed to trapping.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Much of Garden Island State Recreation Area is open to public hunting but closed to trapping.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Much of Garden Island State Recreation Area is open to public hunting but closed to trapping.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Much of Garden Island State Recreation Area is open to public hunting but closed to trapping.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Much of Garden Island State Recreation Area is open to public hunting but closed to trapping.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] The portion of the park which is east of the Manitou River and north of Minnesota Highway 61 (approximately 3,000 acres) is open to public hunting but closed to trapping.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] The portion of the park which is east of the Manitou River and north of Minnesota Highway 61 (approximately 3,000 acres) is open to public hunting but closed to trapping.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] The portion of the park which is east of the Manitou River and north of Minnesota Highway 61 (approximately 3,000 acres) is open to public hunting but closed to trapping.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] The portion of the park which is east of the Manitou River and north of Minnesota Highway 61 (approximately 3,000 acres) is open to public hunting but closed to trapping.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] The portion of the park which is east of the Manitou River and north of Minnesota Highway 61 (approximately 3,000 acres) is open to public hunting but closed to trapping.

Dates:
Open except where prohibited
Special:
[Method] Trapping A person may not trap in a National Wildlife Refuge without a permit from the refuge manager. Waterfowl Production Areas (WPAs) are open to trapping per state regulations unless specifically prohibited.

Dates:
Open except where prohibited
Special:
[Method] Trapping A person may not trap in a National Wildlife Refuge without a permit from the refuge manager. Waterfowl Production Areas (WPAs) are open to trapping per state regulations unless specifically prohibited.

Dates:
Open except where prohibited
Special:
[Method] Trapping A person may not trap in a National Wildlife Refuge without a permit from the refuge manager. Waterfowl Production Areas (WPAs) are open to trapping per state regulations unless specifically prohibited.

Dates:
Open except where prohibited
Special:
[Method] Trapping A person may not trap in a National Wildlife Refuge without a permit from the refuge manager. Waterfowl Production Areas (WPAs) are open to trapping per state regulations unless specifically prohibited.

Dates:
Open except where prohibited
Special:
[Method] Trapping A person may not trap in a National Wildlife Refuge without a permit from the refuge manager. Waterfowl Production Areas (WPAs) are open to trapping per state regulations unless specifically prohibited.

Firearms

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
[Place] Closed to firearms hunting and trapping but open to archery deer hunting

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
[Place] Closed to firearms hunting and trapping but open to archery deer hunting

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
[Place] Closed to firearms hunting and trapping but open to archery deer hunting

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
[Place] Closed to firearms hunting and trapping but open to archery deer hunting

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
[Place] Closed to firearms hunting and trapping but open to archery deer hunting

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
[Place] Closed to firearms hunting and trapping but open to archery deer hunting

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
[Place] Closed to firearms hunting and trapping but open to archery deer hunting

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
[Place] Closed to firearms hunting and trapping but open to archery deer hunting

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
[Place] Closed to firearms hunting and trapping but open to archery deer hunting

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
[Place] Closed to firearms hunting and trapping but open to archery deer hunting

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Closed to trapping unprotected mammals except during trapping seasons for protected species. Firearms must be unloaded and cased, except in designated hunting areas during the small game season when shotguns with No. 4 or smaller shot only are permitted. Archery equipment is limited to designated hunting areas during established seasons.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Closed to trapping unprotected mammals except during trapping seasons for protected species. Firearms must be unloaded and cased, except in designated hunting areas during the small game season when shotguns with No. 4 or smaller shot only are permitted. Archery equipment is limited to designated hunting areas during established seasons.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Closed to trapping unprotected mammals except during trapping seasons for protected species. Firearms must be unloaded and cased, except in designated hunting areas during the small game season when shotguns with No. 4 or smaller shot only are permitted. Archery equipment is limited to designated hunting areas during established seasons.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Closed to trapping unprotected mammals except during trapping seasons for protected species. Firearms must be unloaded and cased, except in designated hunting areas during the small game season when shotguns with No. 4 or smaller shot only are permitted. Archery equipment is limited to designated hunting areas during established seasons.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Closed to trapping unprotected mammals except during trapping seasons for protected species. Firearms must be unloaded and cased, except in designated hunting areas during the small game season when shotguns with No. 4 or smaller shot only are permitted. Archery equipment is limited to designated hunting areas during established seasons.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Closed to trapping unprotected mammals except during trapping seasons for protected species. Firearms must be unloaded and cased, except in designated hunting areas during the small game season when shotguns with No. 4 or smaller shot only are permitted. Archery equipment is limited to designated hunting areas during established seasons.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Closed to trapping unprotected mammals except during trapping seasons for protected species. Firearms must be unloaded and cased, except in designated hunting areas during the small game season when shotguns with No. 4 or smaller shot only are permitted. Archery equipment is limited to designated hunting areas during established seasons.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Closed to trapping unprotected mammals except during trapping seasons for protected species. Firearms must be unloaded and cased, except in designated hunting areas during the small game season when shotguns with No. 4 or smaller shot only are permitted. Archery equipment is limited to designated hunting areas during established seasons.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Closed to trapping unprotected mammals except during trapping seasons for protected species. Firearms must be unloaded and cased, except in designated hunting areas during the small game season when shotguns with No. 4 or smaller shot only are permitted. Archery equipment is limited to designated hunting areas during established seasons.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Closed to trapping unprotected mammals except during trapping seasons for protected species. Firearms must be unloaded and cased, except in designated hunting areas during the small game season when shotguns with No. 4 or smaller shot only are permitted. Archery equipment is limited to designated hunting areas during established seasons.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Closed to trapping unprotected mammals except during trapping seasons for protected species. Firearms must be unloaded and cased, except in designated hunting areas during the small game season when shotguns with No. 4 or smaller shot only are permitted. Archery equipment is limited to designated hunting areas during established seasons.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Closed to trapping unprotected mammals except during trapping seasons for protected species. Firearms must be unloaded and cased, except in designated hunting areas during the small game season when shotguns with No. 4 or smaller shot only are permitted. Archery equipment is limited to designated hunting areas during established seasons.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Closed to trapping unprotected mammals except during trapping seasons for protected species. Firearms must be unloaded and cased, except in designated hunting areas during the small game season when shotguns with No. 4 or smaller shot only are permitted. Archery equipment is limited to designated hunting areas during established seasons.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Closed to trapping unprotected mammals except during trapping seasons for protected species. Firearms must be unloaded and cased, except in designated hunting areas during the small game season when shotguns with No. 4 or smaller shot only are permitted. Archery equipment is limited to designated hunting areas during established seasons.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Closed to trapping unprotected mammals except during trapping seasons for protected species. Firearms must be unloaded and cased, except in designated hunting areas during the small game season when shotguns with No. 4 or smaller shot only are permitted. Archery equipment is limited to designated hunting areas during established seasons.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Closed to trapping unprotected mammals except during trapping seasons for protected species. Firearms must be unloaded and cased, except in designated hunting areas during the small game season when shotguns with No. 4 or smaller shot only are permitted. Archery equipment is limited to designated hunting areas during established seasons.

Structure restrictions

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Blinds and structures: A person may not construct or maintain any building, dock, fence, billboard, sign, or other structure on any WMA, except that temporary waterfowl blinds may be erected, but may not become private property or be used to preempt hunting rights. Any materials brought into a WMA for the construction of a blind must be removed each day at the close of hunting hours. Elevated stands: A person may not construct, occupy, or use any elevated scaffold or other elevated device for the purpose of hunting, watching, or killing wild animals, except that portable stands may be used if they are removed each day at the close of hunting hours and do no permanent damage. Prior to the opening day of archery deer season, portable stands may be left overnight in a wildlife management area by a person with a valid bear license who is hunting within 100 yards of a bear bait site that is legally tagged and registered. The licensee’s name and address, or drivers license number, or MNDNR number must be affixed to the stand in such a manner that it can be read from the ground. In a portion of northwest Minnesota, portable stands may be left overnight on wildlife management areas from November 1 through December 31. See the back of the fold-out map for details.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Blinds and structures: A person may not construct or maintain any building, dock, fence, billboard, sign, or other structure on any WMA, except that temporary waterfowl blinds may be erected, but may not become private property or be used to preempt hunting rights. Any materials brought into a WMA for the construction of a blind must be removed each day at the close of hunting hours. Elevated stands: A person may not construct, occupy, or use any elevated scaffold or other elevated device for the purpose of hunting, watching, or killing wild animals, except that portable stands may be used if they are removed each day at the close of hunting hours and do no permanent damage. Prior to the opening day of archery deer season, portable stands may be left overnight in a wildlife management area by a person with a valid bear license who is hunting within 100 yards of a bear bait site that is legally tagged and registered. The licensee’s name and address, or drivers license number, or MNDNR number must be affixed to the stand in such a manner that it can be read from the ground. In a portion of northwest Minnesota, portable stands may be left overnight on wildlife management areas from November 1 through December 31. See the back of the fold-out map for details.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Blinds and structures: A person may not construct or maintain any building, dock, fence, billboard, sign, or other structure on any WMA, except that temporary waterfowl blinds may be erected, but may not become private property or be used to preempt hunting rights. Any materials brought into a WMA for the construction of a blind must be removed each day at the close of hunting hours. Elevated stands: A person may not construct, occupy, or use any elevated scaffold or other elevated device for the purpose of hunting, watching, or killing wild animals, except that portable stands may be used if they are removed each day at the close of hunting hours and do no permanent damage. Prior to the opening day of archery deer season, portable stands may be left overnight in a wildlife management area by a person with a valid bear license who is hunting within 100 yards of a bear bait site that is legally tagged and registered. The licensee’s name and address, or drivers license number, or MNDNR number must be affixed to the stand in such a manner that it can be read from the ground. In a portion of northwest Minnesota, portable stands may be left overnight on wildlife management areas from November 1 through December 31. See the back of the fold-out map for details.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Blinds and structures: A person may not construct or maintain any building, dock, fence, billboard, sign, or other structure on any WMA, except that temporary waterfowl blinds may be erected, but may not become private property or be used to preempt hunting rights. Any materials brought into a WMA for the construction of a blind must be removed each day at the close of hunting hours. Elevated stands: A person may not construct, occupy, or use any elevated scaffold or other elevated device for the purpose of hunting, watching, or killing wild animals, except that portable stands may be used if they are removed each day at the close of hunting hours and do no permanent damage. Prior to the opening day of archery deer season, portable stands may be left overnight in a wildlife management area by a person with a valid bear license who is hunting within 100 yards of a bear bait site that is legally tagged and registered. The licensee’s name and address, or drivers license number, or MNDNR number must be affixed to the stand in such a manner that it can be read from the ground. In a portion of northwest Minnesota, portable stands may be left overnight on wildlife management areas from November 1 through December 31. See the back of the fold-out map for details.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Blinds and structures: A person may not construct or maintain any building, dock, fence, billboard, sign, or other structure on any WMA, except that temporary waterfowl blinds may be erected, but may not become private property or be used to preempt hunting rights. Any materials brought into a WMA for the construction of a blind must be removed each day at the close of hunting hours. Elevated stands: A person may not construct, occupy, or use any elevated scaffold or other elevated device for the purpose of hunting, watching, or killing wild animals, except that portable stands may be used if they are removed each day at the close of hunting hours and do no permanent damage. Prior to the opening day of archery deer season, portable stands may be left overnight in a wildlife management area by a person with a valid bear license who is hunting within 100 yards of a bear bait site that is legally tagged and registered. The licensee’s name and address, or drivers license number, or MNDNR number must be affixed to the stand in such a manner that it can be read from the ground. In a portion of northwest Minnesota, portable stands may be left overnight on wildlife management areas from November 1 through December 31. See the back of the fold-out map for details.

Shooting restrictions

Dates:
All year
Special:
(Method) No person may take a wild animal with a firearm or bow from a motor vehicle, except hunters with a disability permit

Dates:
All year
Special:
(Method) No person may take a wild animal with a firearm or bow from a motor vehicle, except hunters with a disability permit

Dates:
All year
Special:
(Method) No person may take a wild animal with a firearm or bow from a motor vehicle, except hunters with a disability permit

Dates:
All year
Special:
(Method) No person may take a wild animal with a firearm or bow from a motor vehicle, except hunters with a disability permit

Dates:
All year
Special:
(Method) No person may take a wild animal with a firearm or bow from a motor vehicle, except hunters with a disability permit

Dates:
All year
Special:
(Method) No person may take a wild animal with a firearm or bow from a motor vehicle, except hunters with a disability permit

Dates:
All year
Special:
(Method) No person may take a wild animal with a firearm or bow from a motor vehicle, except hunters with a disability permit

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license, site tag, permit, and possession tag
When Hour:
½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset
Special:
[Method] No person may discharge a firearm or an arrow from a bow on or within the right‑of‑way of an improved public highway (including but not limited to federal, state, county, and township roadways) at a big game animal or a decoy of a big game animal that has been set out by a licensed peace officer.

Drones prohibited

Dates:
All year
Special:
(Method) Drones cannot be used to take big game or small game. It is also illegal to harass hunters, trappers or anglers with a drone.

Dates:
All year
Special:
(Method) Drones cannot be used to take big game or small game. It is also illegal to harass hunters, trappers or anglers with a drone.

Harassment prohibited

Dates:
All year
Special:
(Method) A person may not prevent or disrupt another person from taking or preparing to take a wild animal. A person may not disturb wild animals with the intent to prevent or disrupt another person from hunting. Placing bait for the purpose of preventing or disrupting another person from lawfully hunting deer would be considered unlawful under the hunter harassment laws

Dates:
All year
Special:
(Method) A person may not prevent or disrupt another person from taking or preparing to take a wild animal. A person may not disturb wild animals with the intent to prevent or disrupt another person from hunting. Placing bait for the purpose of preventing or disrupting another person from lawfully hunting deer would be considered unlawful under the hunter harassment laws

Dates:
All year
Special:
(Method) A person may not prevent or disrupt another person from taking or preparing to take a wild animal. A person may not disturb wild animals with the intent to prevent or disrupt another person from hunting. Placing bait for the purpose of preventing or disrupting another person from lawfully hunting deer would be considered unlawful under the hunter harassment laws

Dates:
All year
Special:
(Method) A person may not prevent or disrupt another person from taking or preparing to take a wild animal. A person may not disturb wild animals with the intent to prevent or disrupt another person from hunting. Placing bait for the purpose of preventing or disrupting another person from lawfully hunting deer would be considered unlawful under the hunter harassment laws

Dates:
All year
Special:
(Method) A person may not prevent or disrupt another person from taking or preparing to take a wild animal. A person may not disturb wild animals with the intent to prevent or disrupt another person from hunting. Placing bait for the purpose of preventing or disrupting another person from lawfully hunting deer would be considered unlawful under the hunter harassment laws

Dates:
All year
Special:
(Method) A person may not prevent or disrupt another person from taking or preparing to take a wild animal. A person may not disturb wild animals with the intent to prevent or disrupt another person from hunting. Placing bait for the purpose of preventing or disrupting another person from lawfully hunting deer would be considered unlawful under the hunter harassment laws

Dates:
All year
Special:
(Method) A person may not prevent or disrupt another person from taking or preparing to take a wild animal. A person may not disturb wild animals with the intent to prevent or disrupt another person from hunting. Placing bait for the purpose of preventing or disrupting another person from lawfully hunting deer would be considered unlawful under the hunter harassment laws

Dates:
All year
Special:
(Method) A person may not prevent or disrupt another person from taking or preparing to take a wild animal. A person may not disturb wild animals with the intent to prevent or disrupt another person from hunting. Placing bait for the purpose of preventing or disrupting another person from lawfully hunting deer would be considered unlawful under the hunter harassment laws

Dogs

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Dogs: Dogs are permitted on WMAs only when accompanied by or under the control of the owner. From April 16 through July 14, dogs must be on a leash. A person training a dog on a WMA may not use live ammunition or blank cartridges, including the use of blanks in dummy launchers or similar devices.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Dogs: Dogs are permitted on WMAs only when accompanied by or under the control of the owner. From April 16 through July 14, dogs must be on a leash. A person training a dog on a WMA may not use live ammunition or blank cartridges, including the use of blanks in dummy launchers or similar devices.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Dogs: Dogs are permitted on WMAs only when accompanied by or under the control of the owner. From April 16 through July 14, dogs must be on a leash. A person training a dog on a WMA may not use live ammunition or blank cartridges, including the use of blanks in dummy launchers or similar devices.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Dogs: Dogs are permitted on WMAs only when accompanied by or under the control of the owner. From April 16 through July 14, dogs must be on a leash. A person training a dog on a WMA may not use live ammunition or blank cartridges, including the use of blanks in dummy launchers or similar devices.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Dogs: Dogs are permitted on WMAs only when accompanied by or under the control of the owner. From April 16 through July 14, dogs must be on a leash. A person training a dog on a WMA may not use live ammunition or blank cartridges, including the use of blanks in dummy launchers or similar devices.

Dates:
Open except where prohibited
Special:
[Method] During the small game season, hunting dogs must be under the immediate control of the hunter. Training and allowing pets off leash are prohibited.

Snaring

Dates:
All year
Special:
(Method) Snares may be used by licensed trappers for taking all species of protected wild mammals that may be taken by the use of traps.
License:
Small Game License and Trapping License

Dates:
All year
License:
Small Game License and Trapping License
Special:
(Method) Snares may be used by licensed trappers for taking all species of protected wild mammals that may be taken by the use of traps. In the forest zone, snares are allowed on public land and on private land with permission of the landowner.

Dates:
All year
Special:
(Method) Snares may be used by licensed trappers for taking all species of protected wild mammals that may be taken by the use of traps. Snares may be used as water sets during applicable seasons statewide. Bears cannot be taken with snares. The diameter of the snare loop may not exceed 10 inches. Snare cable or wire may not have a diameter exceeding ⅛ inch. No person may set, place, or operate a snare in a culvert, except as a completely submerged waterset. Snares may not be set in deer trails. Snares may not be used with spring poles or other devices that wholly or partly lift from the ground an animal caught in the snare. Snares that operate with springs but do not lift the animal wholly or partially off the ground are allowable. No snare may be set in such a way that the top of the loop is more than 20 inches above the first surface beneath the bottom of the set snare loop. All snares not capable of drowning the captured animal must be tended at least once each calendar day. No snare set for a protected animal may be left in place after the applicable trapping season has closed.
License:
Small Game License and Trapping License

Possession

Dates:
All year Definition
Special:
(Method) “Possession” means game animals are in a person’s possession whether on hand, in cold storage, in transport, or elsewhere.

Dates:
All year Definition
Special:
(Method) “Possession” means game animals are in a person’s possession whether on hand, in cold storage, in transport, or elsewhere.

Dates:
All year Definition
Special:
(Method) “Possession” means game animals are in a person’s possession whether on hand, in cold storage, in transport, or elsewhere.

Dates:
All year Definition
Special:
(Method) “Possession” means game animals are in a person’s possession whether on hand, in cold storage, in transport, or elsewhere.

Dates:
All year Definition
Special:
(Method) “Possession” means game animals are in a person’s possession whether on hand, in cold storage, in transport, or elsewhere.

Dates:
All year Definition
Special:
(Method) “Possession” means game animals are in a person’s possession whether on hand, in cold storage, in transport, or elsewhere.

Dates:
All year Definition
Special:
(Method) “Possession” means game animals are in a person’s possession whether on hand, in cold storage, in transport, or elsewhere.

Possession and transportation requirements

Dates:
All year
Special:
(Method) Game birds possessed in the field must be transported as follows: Except as noted, all game birds must have a fully-feathered wing attached. Turkey, pheasant, and Hungarian partridge may have one leg or a fully-feathered wing attached. Doves may be transported fully dressed.
License:
Small Game License

Weapons restriction

Dates:
Open All year in designated areas
Special:
[Method] Single projectile ammunition prohibited

Dates:
Open All year in designated areas
Special:
[Method] Single projectile ammunition prohibited

Dates:
Open All year in designated areas
Special:
[Method] Single projectile ammunition prohibited

Dates:
Open All year in designated areas
Special:
[Method] Single projectile ammunition prohibited

Dates:
Open All year in designated areas
Special:
[Method] Single projectile ammunition prohibited

Communication restrictions

Dates:
All year
Special:
(Method) Using walkie talkies, cell phones, remote control or other radio equipment, including drones, to take big game or small game is unlawful.

Camping

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Camping: Camping is prohibited except in designated overnight-use areas or with a permit from the wildlife manager. A vehicle, trailer or tent lawfully left overnight must be occupied or attended. Campers may not make noise above that of a quiet conversation from one hour after sundown to one hour before sunrise. Alcohol: Alcoholic beverages may not be consumed, except by persons lawfully occupying an overnight-use area.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Camping: Camping is prohibited except in designated overnight-use areas or with a permit from the wildlife manager. A vehicle, trailer or tent lawfully left overnight must be occupied or attended. Campers may not make noise above that of a quiet conversation from one hour after sundown to one hour before sunrise. Alcohol: Alcoholic beverages may not be consumed, except by persons lawfully occupying an overnight-use area.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Camping: Camping is prohibited except in designated overnight-use areas or with a permit from the wildlife manager. A vehicle, trailer or tent lawfully left overnight must be occupied or attended. Campers may not make noise above that of a quiet conversation from one hour after sundown to one hour before sunrise. Alcohol: Alcoholic beverages may not be consumed, except by persons lawfully occupying an overnight-use area.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Camping: Camping is prohibited except in designated overnight-use areas or with a permit from the wildlife manager. A vehicle, trailer or tent lawfully left overnight must be occupied or attended. Campers may not make noise above that of a quiet conversation from one hour after sundown to one hour before sunrise. Alcohol: Alcoholic beverages may not be consumed, except by persons lawfully occupying an overnight-use area.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Camping: Camping is prohibited except in designated overnight-use areas or with a permit from the wildlife manager. A vehicle, trailer or tent lawfully left overnight must be occupied or attended. Campers may not make noise above that of a quiet conversation from one hour after sundown to one hour before sunrise. Alcohol: Alcoholic beverages may not be consumed, except by persons lawfully occupying an overnight-use area.

Closed to falconry

Dates:
All year

Dates:
All year

Dates:
All year

Specific prohibitions see special

Dates:
During regular seasons
Special:
[Method] restricted in the controlled hunting zone.

Dates:
During regular seasons
Special:
[Method] restricted in the controlled hunting zone.

Weapon restrictions

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license, site tag, permit, and possession tag
When Hour:
½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset
Special:
(Method) At least .220 caliber and has centerfire ignition; Loaded only with single projectile ammunition; The projectile has a soft point or is an expanding bullet type; (Hunters should select bullets of the proper design and weight for taking big game. Most manufacturers offer either bonded or all-copper bullets that are appropriate for taking big game.) Muzzleloaders (long gun or handgun) cannot be loaded at the breech (muzzleloading revolvers are not legal for taking big game); Smooth-bore muzzleloader used must be at least .45 caliber Rifled muzzleloaders are at least .40 caliber; Muzzleloaders with scopes are legal during the regular firearms and muzzleloader deer seasons. Legal Bows and Arrows for Big Game Bows must have a pull no less than 30 pounds at or before full draw. Note: Bows with low draw weights may not effectively kill big game. Hunters should select archery equipment to humanely take big game. Arrowheads used for taking big game must have a minimum of two metal cutting edges, be of barbless broadhead design, with a diameter of at least ⅞ inch. “Expandable” broadheads may be used to take big game if they meet the requirements above and: 1) are at least ⅞ inch in width and no more than 2 inches in width at or after impact; and 2) are of a barbless design and function in a barbless manner No person may hunt with a bow drawn, held, or released by a mechanical device, except disabled hunters who have a crossbow permit. A hand-held mechanical release attached to the bowstring may be used if the person’s own strength draws and holds the bowstring. A person may hunt with a crossbow under the following conditions, Big game and small game by special permit issued to hunters unable to hunt by archery because of a temporary or permanent disability. The disability must be verified in writing by a licensed physician or chiropractor. The permit application is available from any DNR regional office or by calling the DNR Information Center (see page 124), or online at www.mndnr.gov/permits/enforcement. A licensed hunter age 60 or over may use a crossbow during the regular archery season with the respective archery license. A licensed hunter may use a crossbow for bear or deer with a regular firearms license or a crossbow disability permit and an archery license. Crossbows used for hunting must: Be shoulder fired with a 30-inch minimum stock Deliver at least 42 foot-pounds of energy at 10 feet Bolts (arrows) must be at least 10 inches long Have a working safety

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Firearms and target shooting: Target, skeet, trap, or indiscriminate shooting is prohibited. A person may not possess an uncased or loaded firearm or an uncased or strung bow, except when lawfully taking a wild animal or by permit.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Firearms and target shooting: Target, skeet, trap, or indiscriminate shooting is prohibited. A person may not possess an uncased or loaded firearm or an uncased or strung bow, except when lawfully taking a wild animal or by permit.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Firearms and target shooting: Target, skeet, trap, or indiscriminate shooting is prohibited. A person may not possess an uncased or loaded firearm or an uncased or strung bow, except when lawfully taking a wild animal or by permit.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Firearms and target shooting: Target, skeet, trap, or indiscriminate shooting is prohibited. A person may not possess an uncased or loaded firearm or an uncased or strung bow, except when lawfully taking a wild animal or by permit.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Firearms and target shooting: Target, skeet, trap, or indiscriminate shooting is prohibited. A person may not possess an uncased or loaded firearm or an uncased or strung bow, except when lawfully taking a wild animal or by permit.

Dates:
Closed except in designated hunting areas during the small game season
Special:
[Place] Closed to trapping unprotected mammals except during trapping seasons for protected species. Firearms must be unloaded and cased, except in designated hunting areas during the small game season when shotguns with No. 4 or smaller shot only are permitted. Archery equipment is limited to designated hunting areas during established seasons.

Dates:
Closed except in designated hunting areas during the small game season
Special:
[Place] Closed to trapping unprotected mammals except during trapping seasons for protected species. Firearms must be unloaded and cased, except in designated hunting areas during the small game season when shotguns with No. 4 or smaller shot only are permitted. Archery equipment is limited to designated hunting areas during established seasons.

Dates:
Closed except in designated hunting areas during the small game season
Special:
[Place] Closed to trapping unprotected mammals except during trapping seasons for protected species. Firearms must be unloaded and cased, except in designated hunting areas during the small game season when shotguns with No. 4 or smaller shot only are permitted. Archery equipment is limited to designated hunting areas during established seasons.

Dates:
Closed except in designated hunting areas during the small game season
Special:
[Place] Closed to trapping unprotected mammals except during trapping seasons for protected species. Firearms must be unloaded and cased, except in designated hunting areas during the small game season when shotguns with No. 4 or smaller shot only are permitted. Archery equipment is limited to designated hunting areas during established seasons.

Watercraft restrictions

Dates:
Prohibited All Year
Special:
[Method] The use of outboard motors (including electric trolling motors) or motorized water vehicles (including amphibious vehicles) is prohibited on waters within the boundaries of most state WMAs. Applies to all WMA's not listed as open.

Dates:
Prohibited All Year
Special:
[Method] The use of outboard motors (including electric trolling motors) or motorized water vehicles (including amphibious vehicles) is prohibited on waters within the boundaries of most state WMAs. Applies to all WMA's not listed as open.

Dates:
Prohibited All Year
Special:
[Method] The use of outboard motors (including electric trolling motors) or motorized water vehicles (including amphibious vehicles) is prohibited on waters within the boundaries of most state WMAs. Applies to all WMA's not listed as open.

Dates:
Prohibited All Year
Special:
[Method] The use of outboard motors (including electric trolling motors) or motorized water vehicles (including amphibious vehicles) is prohibited on waters within the boundaries of most state WMAs. Applies to all WMA's not listed as open.

Dates:
Prohibited All Year
Special:
[Method] The use of outboard motors (including electric trolling motors) or motorized water vehicles (including amphibious vehicles) is prohibited on waters within the boundaries of most state WMAs. Applies to all WMA's not listed as open.

Dates:
Prohibited All Year
Special:
[Method] The use of outboard motors (including electric trolling motors) or motorized water vehicles (including amphibious vehicles) is prohibited on waters within the boundaries of most state WMAs. Applies to all WMA's not listed as open.

Dates:
Open except where prohibited
Special:
[Method] Motorized watercraft are prohibited on all WPAs and are restricted on most NWRs. Motorized watercraft are allowed without a permit on designated portions of the Tamarac and Upper Mississippi National Wildlife Refuge.

Dates:
Open except where prohibited
Special:
[Method] Motorized watercraft are prohibited on all WPAs and are restricted on most NWRs. Motorized watercraft are allowed without a permit on designated portions of the Tamarac and Upper Mississippi National Wildlife Refuge.

Dates:
Open except where prohibited
Special:
[Method] Motorized watercraft are prohibited on all WPAs and are restricted on most NWRs. Motorized watercraft are allowed without a permit on designated portions of the Tamarac and Upper Mississippi National Wildlife Refuge.

Dates:
Open except where prohibited
Special:
[Method] Motorized watercraft are prohibited on all WPAs and are restricted on most NWRs. Motorized watercraft are allowed without a permit on designated portions of the Tamarac and Upper Mississippi National Wildlife Refuge.

Dates:
Open except where prohibited
Special:
[Method] Motorized watercraft are prohibited on all WPAs and are restricted on most NWRs. Motorized watercraft are allowed without a permit on designated portions of the Tamarac and Upper Mississippi National Wildlife Refuge.

Trapping prohibitions

Dates:
All year
Special:
(Method) No trap, either set or unset, may be placed or staked, and no flag, stake, or other device may be placed to mark or pre-empt a trapping site before the opening of any trapping season. During the muskrat trapping season, no flag, stake or other device may be placed in or on a muskrat house for the purpose of marking or pre-empting a trap site unless an operational trap is set at the site at the time it is first staked or marked. No person may leave any trap for a protected wild animal in place, either set or unset, after the close of the applicable trapping season. No person may disturb, injure, or destroy any muskrat house or den, except that traps may be set at natural entrances to muskrat burrows and openings may be made in muskrat houses for trapping if all material removed is wetted and used to plug the opening. Animals must be killed before being removed from a site. No person may disturb, injure, or destroy any beaver house, dam, burrow, or den. No person may set a trap inside any beaver house or upon the outside of any beaver house above the waterline. Mink and muskrats may not be taken by digging or with the aid of dogs. Unattended electronic devices may not be used for taking wild animals. No person may set or maintain any foothold trap within 20 feet of bait located in such a way that it may be seen by soaring birds. “Bait” is any animal or animal parts, including live or dead fish, except that small pieces of fur and feathers may be used for flagging. No person may take a bird with a foothold trap, except by special permit. No person may trap beaver or otter on a state Wildlife Management Area without a permit from the wildlife manager
License:
Small Game License and Trapping License

Trespass laws

Dates:
All year
Special:
The trespass law applies to all outdoor recreation, including: hunting, boating, fishing, trapping, hiking, and camping. When taking part in outdoor recreation, you may not enter legally posted land or agricultural land without permission. Landowners, lessees, or authorized managers need only post their land once a year. The signs must be placed at intervals of 1,000 feet (500 feet in wooded areas) or signs may be placed at primary corners of each parcel and at access points to the property. Signs must state “No Trespassing,” or similar words, in 2-inch high letters and have either the signature or the name and telephone number of the landowner, lessee, or manager. There can be civil or criminal penalties for violation of the trespass laws with maximum fines up to $3,000 and license revocation. All conservation officers and peace officers enforce trespass laws. Restrictions: A person may not enter legally posted land for outdoor recreation purposes without permission. A person may not enter agricultural land for outdoor recreation purposes without permission.

Dates:
All year
Special:
(Method) The trespass law applies to all outdoor recreation, including: hunting, boating, fishing, trapping, hiking, and camping. When taking part in outdoor recreation, you may not enter legally posted land or agricultural land without permission. Landowners, lessees, or authorized managers need only post their land once a year. The signs must be placed at intervals of 1,000 feet (500 feet in wooded areas) or signs may be placed at primary corners of each parcel and at access points to the property. Signs must state “No Trespassing,” or similar words, in 2-inch high letters and have either the signature or the name and telephone number of the landowner, lessee, or manager. There can be civil or criminal penalties for violation of the trespass laws with maximum fines up to $3,000 and license revocation. All conservation officers and peace officers enforce trespass laws. Restrictions:A person may not enter legally posted land for outdoor recreation purposes without permission.A person may not enter agricultural land for outdoor recreation purposes without permission.A person may not remain on or return within one year to any private land for outdoor recreation purposes after being told to leave by the owner, occupant or lessee. On another person’s private land or a public right-of-way, a person may not discharge a firearm within 500 feet of a building occupied by humans or livestock without written permission of the owner, occupant or lessee of the building. A person may hunt from the water or from public land that is within 500 feet of a building occupied by humans or livestock. A person may not discharge a firearm within 500 feet of a corral confining livestock for the purpose of normal livestock holding or sorting operations without permission. This does not apply to persons hunting during an established season on state or local government-owned land that is not road right-of-way. A person may not take a wild animal on any land where the person is prohibited from lawfully entering by this law. This prohibition includes coyote hunters intentionally running their dogs on posted or agricultural land without permission of the landowner, occupant, or lessee. A person may not wound or kill another person’s domestic animal, destroy private property, or pass through a closed gate without returning it to the original position. Exceptions A person on foot may, without permission, enter land that is not posted to retrieve a wounded animal that was lawfully shot, but may not remain on the land after being told to leave. A person on foot may, without permission, enter private land without a firearm to retrieve a hunting dog. After retrieving the dog, the person must immediately leave the premises. This exception does not authorize the taking of the wild animal. A person on foot may, without permission, enter land that is posted with “Walk-In Access” signs. Permission is required on agricultural land even if it’s not posted. Hunters and trappers must always respect private lands. Ask first before entering lands not posted as being open to hunting and trapping. Notification to stay off private land, authorization to remove a sign posted to prevent trespass, or legal permission to enter private land or to take wild animals near occupied buildings or corrals, may only be given by the owner, occupant, or lessee.

Dates:
All year
Special:
(Method) The trespass law applies to all outdoor recreation, including: hunting, boating, fishing, trapping, hiking, and camping. When taking part in outdoor recreation, you may not enter legally posted land or agricultural land without permission. Landowners, lessees, or authorized managers need only post their land once a year. The signs must be placed at intervals of 1,000 feet (500 feet in wooded areas) or signs may be placed at primary corners of each parcel and at access points to the property. Signs must state “No Trespassing,” or similar words, in 2-inch high letters and have either the signature or the name and telephone number of the landowner, lessee, or manager. There can be civil or criminal penalties for violation of the trespass laws with maximum fines up to $3,000 and license revocation. All conservation officers and peace officers enforce trespass laws. Restrictions:A person may not enter legally posted land for outdoor recreation purposes without permission.A person may not enter agricultural land for outdoor recreation purposes without permission.A person may not remain on or return within one year to any private land for outdoor recreation purposes after being told to leave by the owner, occupant or lessee. On another person’s private land or a public right-of-way, a person may not discharge a firearm within 500 feet of a building occupied by humans or livestock without written permission of the owner, occupant or lessee of the building. A person may hunt from the water or from public land that is within 500 feet of a building occupied by humans or livestock. A person may not discharge a firearm within 500 feet of a corral confining livestock for the purpose of normal livestock holding or sorting operations without permission. This does not apply to persons hunting during an established season on state or local government-owned land that is not road right-of-way. A person may not take a wild animal on any land where the person is prohibited from lawfully entering by this law. This prohibition includes coyote hunters intentionally running their dogs on posted or agricultural land without permission of the landowner, occupant, or lessee. A person may not wound or kill another person’s domestic animal, destroy private property, or pass through a closed gate without returning it to the original position. Exceptions A person on foot may, without permission, enter land that is not posted to retrieve a wounded animal that was lawfully shot, but may not remain on the land after being told to leave. A person on foot may, without permission, enter private land without a firearm to retrieve a hunting dog. After retrieving the dog, the person must immediately leave the premises. This exception does not authorize the taking of the wild animal. A person on foot may, without permission, enter land that is posted with “Walk-In Access” signs. Permission is required on agricultural land even if it’s not posted. Hunters and trappers must always respect private lands. Ask first before entering lands not posted as being open to hunting and trapping. Notification to stay off private land, authorization to remove a sign posted to prevent trespass, or legal permission to enter private land or to take wild animals near occupied buildings or corrals, may only be given by the owner, occupant, or lessee.

Dates:
All year
Special:
(Method) The trespass law applies to all outdoor recreation, including: hunting, boating, fishing, trapping, hiking, and camping. When taking part in outdoor recreation, you may not enter legally posted land or agricultural land without permission. Landowners, lessees, or authorized managers need only post their land once a year. The signs must be placed at intervals of 1,000 feet (500 feet in wooded areas) or signs may be placed at primary corners of each parcel and at access points to the property. Signs must state “No Trespassing,” or similar words, in 2-inch high letters and have either the signature or the name and telephone number of the landowner, lessee, or manager. There can be civil or criminal penalties for violation of the trespass laws with maximum fines up to $3,000 and license revocation. All conservation officers and peace officers enforce trespass laws. Restrictions:A person may not enter legally posted land for outdoor recreation purposes without permission.A person may not enter agricultural land for outdoor recreation purposes without permission.A person may not remain on or return within one year to any private land for outdoor recreation purposes after being told to leave by the owner, occupant or lessee. On another person’s private land or a public right-of-way, a person may not discharge a firearm within 500 feet of a building occupied by humans or livestock without written permission of the owner, occupant or lessee of the building. A person may hunt from the water or from public land that is within 500 feet of a building occupied by humans or livestock. A person may not discharge a firearm within 500 feet of a corral confining livestock for the purpose of normal livestock holding or sorting operations without permission. This does not apply to persons hunting during an established season on state or local government-owned land that is not road right-of-way. A person may not take a wild animal on any land where the person is prohibited from lawfully entering by this law. This prohibition includes coyote hunters intentionally running their dogs on posted or agricultural land without permission of the landowner, occupant, or lessee. A person may not wound or kill another person’s domestic animal, destroy private property, or pass through a closed gate without returning it to the original position. Exceptions A person on foot may, without permission, enter land that is not posted to retrieve a wounded animal that was lawfully shot, but may not remain on the land after being told to leave. A person on foot may, without permission, enter private land without a firearm to retrieve a hunting dog. After retrieving the dog, the person must immediately leave the premises. This exception does not authorize the taking of the wild animal. A person on foot may, without permission, enter land that is posted with “Walk-In Access” signs. Permission is required on agricultural land even if it’s not posted. Hunters and trappers must always respect private lands. Ask first before entering lands not posted as being open to hunting and trapping. Notification to stay off private land, authorization to remove a sign posted to prevent trespass, or legal permission to enter private land or to take wild animals near occupied buildings or corrals, may only be given by the owner, occupant, or lessee.

Dates:
All year
Special:
(Method) The trespass law applies to all outdoor recreation, including: hunting, boating, fishing, trapping, hiking, and camping. When taking part in outdoor recreation, you may not enter legally posted land or agricultural land without permission. Landowners, lessees, or authorized managers need only post their land once a year. The signs must be placed at intervals of 1,000 feet (500 feet in wooded areas) or signs may be placed at primary corners of each parcel and at access points to the property. Signs must state “No Trespassing,” or similar words, in 2-inch high letters and have either the signature or the name and telephone number of the landowner, lessee, or manager. There can be civil or criminal penalties for violation of the trespass laws with maximum fines up to $3,000 and license revocation. All conservation officers and peace officers enforce trespass laws. Restrictions:A person may not enter legally posted land for outdoor recreation purposes without permission.A person may not enter agricultural land for outdoor recreation purposes without permission.A person may not remain on or return within one year to any private land for outdoor recreation purposes after being told to leave by the owner, occupant or lessee. On another person’s private land or a public right-of-way, a person may not discharge a firearm within 500 feet of a building occupied by humans or livestock without written permission of the owner, occupant or lessee of the building. A person may hunt from the water or from public land that is within 500 feet of a building occupied by humans or livestock. A person may not discharge a firearm within 500 feet of a corral confining livestock for the purpose of normal livestock holding or sorting operations without permission. This does not apply to persons hunting during an established season on state or local government-owned land that is not road right-of-way. A person may not take a wild animal on any land where the person is prohibited from lawfully entering by this law. This prohibition includes coyote hunters intentionally running their dogs on posted or agricultural land without permission of the landowner, occupant, or lessee. A person may not wound or kill another person’s domestic animal, destroy private property, or pass through a closed gate without returning it to the original position. Exceptions A person on foot may, without permission, enter land that is not posted to retrieve a wounded animal that was lawfully shot, but may not remain on the land after being told to leave. A person on foot may, without permission, enter private land without a firearm to retrieve a hunting dog. After retrieving the dog, the person must immediately leave the premises. This exception does not authorize the taking of the wild animal. A person on foot may, without permission, enter land that is posted with “Walk-In Access” signs. Permission is required on agricultural land even if it’s not posted. Hunters and trappers must always respect private lands. Ask first before entering lands not posted as being open to hunting and trapping. Notification to stay off private land, authorization to remove a sign posted to prevent trespass, or legal permission to enter private land or to take wild animals near occupied buildings or corrals, may only be given by the owner, occupant, or lessee.

Dates:
All year
Special:
(Method) The trespass law applies to all outdoor recreation, including: hunting, boating, fishing, trapping, hiking, and camping. When taking part in outdoor recreation, you may not enter legally posted land or agricultural land without permission. Landowners, lessees, or authorized managers need only post their land once a year. The signs must be placed at intervals of 1,000 feet (500 feet in wooded areas) or signs may be placed at primary corners of each parcel and at access points to the property. Signs must state “No Trespassing,” or similar words, in 2-inch high letters and have either the signature or the name and telephone number of the landowner, lessee, or manager. There can be civil or criminal penalties for violation of the trespass laws with maximum fines up to $3,000 and license revocation. All conservation officers and peace officers enforce trespass laws. Restrictions:A person may not enter legally posted land for outdoor recreation purposes without permission.A person may not enter agricultural land for outdoor recreation purposes without permission.A person may not remain on or return within one year to any private land for outdoor recreation purposes after being told to leave by the owner, occupant or lessee. On another person’s private land or a public right-of-way, a person may not discharge a firearm within 500 feet of a building occupied by humans or livestock without written permission of the owner, occupant or lessee of the building. A person may hunt from the water or from public land that is within 500 feet of a building occupied by humans or livestock. A person may not discharge a firearm within 500 feet of a corral confining livestock for the purpose of normal livestock holding or sorting operations without permission. This does not apply to persons hunting during an established season on state or local government-owned land that is not road right-of-way. A person may not take a wild animal on any land where the person is prohibited from lawfully entering by this law. This prohibition includes coyote hunters intentionally running their dogs on posted or agricultural land without permission of the landowner, occupant, or lessee. A person may not wound or kill another person’s domestic animal, destroy private property, or pass through a closed gate without returning it to the original position. Exceptions A person on foot may, without permission, enter land that is not posted to retrieve a wounded animal that was lawfully shot, but may not remain on the land after being told to leave. A person on foot may, without permission, enter private land without a firearm to retrieve a hunting dog. After retrieving the dog, the person must immediately leave the premises. This exception does not authorize the taking of the wild animal. A person on foot may, without permission, enter land that is posted with “Walk-In Access” signs. Permission is required on agricultural land even if it’s not posted. Hunters and trappers must always respect private lands. Ask first before entering lands not posted as being open to hunting and trapping. Notification to stay off private land, authorization to remove a sign posted to prevent trespass, or legal permission to enter private land or to take wild animals near occupied buildings or corrals, may only be given by the owner, occupant, or lessee.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Trespass: Portions of WMAs posted closed to trespassing may not be entered without DNR authorization.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Trespass: Portions of WMAs posted closed to trespassing may not be entered without DNR authorization.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Trespass: Portions of WMAs posted closed to trespassing may not be entered without DNR authorization.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Trespass: Portions of WMAs posted closed to trespassing may not be entered without DNR authorization.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Trespass: Portions of WMAs posted closed to trespassing may not be entered without DNR authorization.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Trespass: Portions of WMAs posted closed to trespassing may not be entered without DNR authorization.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Trespass: Portions of WMAs posted closed to trespassing may not be entered without DNR authorization.

Prohibited

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Destruction or removal of property: Signs, posts, fences, gates, buildings, trees, shrubs, vines, plants, or other property may not be destroyed or removed (including use of metal detectors to remove property), except as follows: Wetland vegetation may be used to build blinds on the area, and edible fruits and seeds, or decorative portions of plants may be removed for personal use.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Destruction or removal of property: Signs, posts, fences, gates, buildings, trees, shrubs, vines, plants, or other property may not be destroyed or removed (including use of metal detectors to remove property), except as follows: Wetland vegetation may be used to build blinds on the area, and edible fruits and seeds, or decorative portions of plants may be removed for personal use.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Destruction or removal of property: Signs, posts, fences, gates, buildings, trees, shrubs, vines, plants, or other property may not be destroyed or removed (including use of metal detectors to remove property), except as follows: Wetland vegetation may be used to build blinds on the area, and edible fruits and seeds, or decorative portions of plants may be removed for personal use.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Destruction or removal of property: Signs, posts, fences, gates, buildings, trees, shrubs, vines, plants, or other property may not be destroyed or removed (including use of metal detectors to remove property), except as follows: Wetland vegetation may be used to build blinds on the area, and edible fruits and seeds, or decorative portions of plants may be removed for personal use.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Destruction or removal of property: Signs, posts, fences, gates, buildings, trees, shrubs, vines, plants, or other property may not be destroyed or removed (including use of metal detectors to remove property), except as follows: Wetland vegetation may be used to build blinds on the area, and edible fruits and seeds, or decorative portions of plants may be removed for personal use.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Garbage disposal and animal abandonment: Disposing of or abandoning live animals, carcasses, garbage, trash, spoil, sludge, rocks, vehicles, or other debris or personal property on any WMA is prohibited.

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All year
Special:
[Method] Garbage disposal and animal abandonment: Disposing of or abandoning live animals, carcasses, garbage, trash, spoil, sludge, rocks, vehicles, or other debris or personal property on any WMA is prohibited.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Garbage disposal and animal abandonment: Disposing of or abandoning live animals, carcasses, garbage, trash, spoil, sludge, rocks, vehicles, or other debris or personal property on any WMA is prohibited.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Garbage disposal and animal abandonment: Disposing of or abandoning live animals, carcasses, garbage, trash, spoil, sludge, rocks, vehicles, or other debris or personal property on any WMA is prohibited.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Garbage disposal and animal abandonment: Disposing of or abandoning live animals, carcasses, garbage, trash, spoil, sludge, rocks, vehicles, or other debris or personal property on any WMA is prohibited.

Prohibited: the use of horses and dogs

Dates:
All year
License:
Hunting license, site tag, permit, and possession tag
When Hour:
½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset
Special:
[Method] A person may not use a dog or horse to take big game

Blaze clothing required

Dates:
All year
Special:
(Method) Hunter safety is a top priority. Blaze clothing has been found to be one factor that has helped make hunting one of the safest sports/activities. All hunters and trappers in the field during the open firearms/muzzleloader deer seasons must display blaze orange or pink on the visible portion of the person’s cap and outer clothing above the waist, excluding sleeves and gloves. When no firearms/muzzleloader deer season is open, a person may not take small game unless the visible portion of at least one article of clothing above the waist is blaze orange or pink. See exceptions noted below. Blaze orange or pink camouflage patterns are allowed and must be at least 50 percent blaze orange or pink within each square foot. Exceptions during a firearms/muzzleloader deer season Area open only to archery hunting (no firearms hunting allowed) Hunting migratory waterfowl while on the water or in a stationary location Trapping while on the water Exceptions when no firearms/muzzleloader deer season is open Taking small game while archery deer hunting in a stationary location Hunting turkey Hunting migratory birds Hunting raccoons and predators (coyote, fox, bobcat) Trapping furbearers Hunting small game by falconry Hunting bear

Dates:
All year
Special:
(Method) Hunter safety is a top priority. Blaze clothing has been found to be one factor that has helped make hunting one of the safest sports/activities. All hunters and trappers in the field during the open firearms/muzzleloader deer seasons must display blaze orange or pink on the visible portion of the person’s cap and outer clothing above the waist, excluding sleeves and gloves. When no firearms/muzzleloader deer season is open, a person may not take small game unless the visible portion of at least one article of clothing above the waist is blaze orange or pink. See exceptions noted below. Blaze orange or pink camouflage patterns are allowed and must be at least 50 percent blaze orange or pink within each square foot. Exceptions during a firearms/muzzleloader deer season Area open only to archery hunting (no firearms hunting allowed) Hunting migratory waterfowl while on the water or in a stationary location Trapping while on the water Exceptions when no firearms/muzzleloader deer season is open Taking small game while archery deer hunting in a stationary location Hunting turkey Hunting migratory birds Hunting raccoons and predators (coyote, fox, bobcat) Trapping furbearers Hunting small game by falconry Hunting bear

Dates:
All year
Special:
(Method) Hunter safety is a top priority. Blaze clothing has been found to be one factor that has helped make hunting one of the safest sports/activities. All hunters and trappers in the field during the open firearms/muzzleloader deer seasons must display blaze orange or pink on the visible portion of the person’s cap and outer clothing above the waist, excluding sleeves and gloves. When no firearms/muzzleloader deer season is open, a person may not take small game unless the visible portion of at least one article of clothing above the waist is blaze orange or pink. See exceptions noted below. Blaze orange or pink camouflage patterns are allowed and must be at least 50 percent blaze orange or pink within each square foot. Exceptions during a firearms/muzzleloader deer season Area open only to archery hunting (no firearms hunting allowed) Hunting migratory waterfowl while on the water or in a stationary location Trapping while on the water Exceptions when no firearms/muzzleloader deer season is open Taking small game while archery deer hunting in a stationary location Hunting turkey Hunting migratory birds Hunting raccoons and predators (coyote, fox, bobcat) Trapping furbearers Hunting small game by falconry Hunting bear

Dates:
All year
Special:
(Method) Hunter safety is a top priority. Blaze clothing has been found to be one factor that has helped make hunting one of the safest sports/activities. All hunters and trappers in the field during the open firearms/muzzleloader deer seasons must display blaze orange or pink on the visible portion of the person’s cap and outer clothing above the waist, excluding sleeves and gloves. When no firearms/muzzleloader deer season is open, a person may not take small game unless the visible portion of at least one article of clothing above the waist is blaze orange or pink. See exceptions noted below. Blaze orange or pink camouflage patterns are allowed and must be at least 50 percent blaze orange or pink within each square foot. Exceptions during a firearms/muzzleloader deer season Area open only to archery hunting (no firearms hunting allowed) Hunting migratory waterfowl while on the water or in a stationary location Trapping while on the water Exceptions when no firearms/muzzleloader deer season is open Taking small game while archery deer hunting in a stationary location Hunting turkey Hunting migratory birds Hunting raccoons and predators (coyote, fox, bobcat) Trapping furbearers Hunting small game by falconry Hunting bear

Dates:
All year
Special:
(Method) Hunter safety is a top priority. Blaze clothing has been found to be one factor that has helped make hunting one of the safest sports/activities. All hunters and trappers in the field during the open firearms/muzzleloader deer seasons must display blaze orange or pink on the visible portion of the person’s cap and outer clothing above the waist, excluding sleeves and gloves. When no firearms/muzzleloader deer season is open, a person may not take small game unless the visible portion of at least one article of clothing above the waist is blaze orange or pink. See exceptions noted below. Blaze orange or pink camouflage patterns are allowed and must be at least 50 percent blaze orange or pink within each square foot. Exceptions during a firearms/muzzleloader deer season Area open only to archery hunting (no firearms hunting allowed) Hunting migratory waterfowl while on the water or in a stationary location Trapping while on the water Exceptions when no firearms/muzzleloader deer season is open Taking small game while archery deer hunting in a stationary location Hunting turkey Hunting migratory birds Hunting raccoons and predators (coyote, fox, bobcat) Trapping furbearers Hunting small game by falconry Hunting bear

Dates:
All year
Special:
(Method) Hunter safety is a top priority. Blaze clothing has been found to be one factor that has helped make hunting one of the safest sports/activities. All hunters and trappers in the field during the open firearms/muzzleloader deer seasons must display blaze orange or pink on the visible portion of the person’s cap and outer clothing above the waist, excluding sleeves and gloves. When no firearms/muzzleloader deer season is open, a person may not take small game unless the visible portion of at least one article of clothing above the waist is blaze orange or pink. See exceptions noted below. Blaze orange or pink camouflage patterns are allowed and must be at least 50 percent blaze orange or pink within each square foot. Exceptions during a firearms/muzzleloader deer season Area open only to archery hunting (no firearms hunting allowed) Hunting migratory waterfowl while on the water or in a stationary location Trapping while on the water Exceptions when no firearms/muzzleloader deer season is open Taking small game while archery deer hunting in a stationary location Hunting turkey Hunting migratory birds Hunting raccoons and predators (coyote, fox, bobcat) Trapping furbearers Hunting small game by falconry Hunting bear

Dates:
Open except where prohibited
Special:
[Method] Small game hunters must wear an article of blaze orange/pink consistent with state regulations.

Closed to archery

Dates:
All year

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All year

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All year

Watercraft allowed

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All year

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All year

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All year

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All year

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All year

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All year

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All year
Special:
[Method] Motor size is restricted to 10 horsepower or less on these units

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor size is restricted to 10 horsepower or less on these units

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor size is restricted to 10 horsepower or less on these units

Dates:
All year

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All year

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] There are no motor limits on the main channel and oxbows of the Roseau River. Elsewhere on the Roseau River WMA, motors of 10 horsepower or less may be used only on days that the waterfowl season is open.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] On the Talcot Lake WMA, motors are permitted on the lake (except on any day that the waterfowl season is open) but are prohibited on the river and marshes at any time of year.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] On the Talcot Lake WMA, motors are permitted on the lake (except on any day that the waterfowl season is open) but are prohibited on the river and marshes at any time of year.

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All year

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All year

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All year
Special:
[Method] Motor size is restricted to 10 horsepower or less on these units

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All year
Special:
[Method] Motor size is restricted to 10 horsepower or less on these units

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All year
Special:
[Method] Motor size is restricted to 10 horsepower or less on these units

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor size is restricted to 10 horsepower or less on these units

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor size is restricted to 10 horsepower or less on these units

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor size is restricted to 10 horsepower or less on these units

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor size is restricted to 10 horsepower or less on these units

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor size is restricted to 10 horsepower or less on these units

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor size is restricted to 10 horsepower or less on these units

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor size is restricted to 10 horsepower or less on these units

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor size is restricted to 10 horsepower or less on these units

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor size is restricted to 10 horsepower or less on these units

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor size is restricted to 10 horsepower or less on these units

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor size is restricted to 10 horsepower or less on these units

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] Motor size is restricted to 10 horsepower or less on these units

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All year

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All year

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All year

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All year

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All year

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All year

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All year

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All year

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All year

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All year

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All year
Special:
[Method] There are no motor limits on the main channel and oxbows of the Roseau River. Elsewhere on the Roseau River WMA, motors of 10 horsepower or less may be used only on days that the waterfowl season is open.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] There are no motor limits on the main channel and oxbows of the Roseau River. Elsewhere on the Roseau River WMA, motors of 10 horsepower or less may be used only on days that the waterfowl season is open.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] There are no motor limits on the main channel and oxbows of the Roseau River. Elsewhere on the Roseau River WMA, motors of 10 horsepower or less may be used only on days that the waterfowl season is open.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] There are no motor limits on the main channel and oxbows of the Roseau River. Elsewhere on the Roseau River WMA, motors of 10 horsepower or less may be used only on days that the waterfowl season is open.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] There are no motor limits on the main channel and oxbows of the Roseau River. Elsewhere on the Roseau River WMA, motors of 10 horsepower or less may be used only on days that the waterfowl season is open.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] On the Talcot Lake WMA, motors are permitted on the lake (except on any day that the waterfowl season is open) but are prohibited on the river and marshes at any time of year.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] On the Talcot Lake WMA, motors are permitted on the lake (except on any day that the waterfowl season is open) but are prohibited on the river and marshes at any time of year.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] On the Talcot Lake WMA, motors are permitted on the lake (except on any day that the waterfowl season is open) but are prohibited on the river and marshes at any time of year.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] On the Talcot Lake WMA, motors are permitted on the lake (except on any day that the waterfowl season is open) but are prohibited on the river and marshes at any time of year.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] On the Talcot Lake WMA, motors are permitted on the lake (except on any day that the waterfowl season is open) but are prohibited on the river and marshes at any time of year.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] On the Talcot Lake WMA, motors are permitted on the lake (except on any day that the waterfowl season is open) but are prohibited on the river and marshes at any time of year.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] On the Talcot Lake WMA, motors are permitted on the lake (except on any day that the waterfowl season is open) but are prohibited on the river and marshes at any time of year.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] On the Talcot Lake WMA, motors are permitted on the lake (except on any day that the waterfowl season is open) but are prohibited on the river and marshes at any time of year.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] On the Talcot Lake WMA, motors are permitted on the lake (except on any day that the waterfowl season is open) but are prohibited on the river and marshes at any time of year.

Dates:
All year
Special:
[Method] On the Talcot Lake WMA, motors are permitted on the lake (except on any day that the waterfowl season is open) but are prohibited on the river and marshes at any time of year.

Dates:
All year
Special: