State Parks And State Recreation Area Region Guide

Guide created on 2017-11-06


Region Exceptions

Equipment restrictions

Dates:
Open All year in designated areas
Special:
[Method] No permanent stands may be placed in state parks or state recreation areas open to hunting. Portable tree stands may be used for hunting (in areas open to hunting) or watching wild animals if the stand is removed each day and does no permanent damage to the tree in which it is placed. In areas of state parks or state recreation areas open to hunting by special permit, early placement of portable stands is allowed under the following conditions: Portable stands may be placed during normal business hours only and no more than seven days before the hunt. Stands must be removed no more than one day after the hunt. All stands must have owner/hunter identification on them. Only portable stands that do no damage to trees or other vegetation are allowed. Nails, screws or other devices that damage the bark of trees are prohibited. No screw in steps are allowed. Only one stand is allowed per hunter.

Dates:
Open All year in designated areas
Special:
[Method] No permanent stands may be placed in state parks or state recreation areas open to hunting. Portable tree stands may be used for hunting (in areas open to hunting) or watching wild animals if the stand is removed each day and does no permanent damage to the tree in which it is placed. In areas of state parks or state recreation areas open to hunting by special permit, early placement of portable stands is allowed under the following conditions: Portable stands may be placed during normal business hours only and no more than seven days before the hunt. Stands must be removed no more than one day after the hunt. All stands must have owner/hunter identification on them. Only portable stands that do no damage to trees or other vegetation are allowed. Nails, screws or other devices that damage the bark of trees are prohibited. No screw in steps are allowed. Only one stand is allowed per hunter.

Dates:
Open All year in designated areas
Special:
[Method] No permanent stands may be placed in state parks or state recreation areas open to hunting. Portable tree stands may be used for hunting (in areas open to hunting) or watching wild animals if the stand is removed each day and does no permanent damage to the tree in which it is placed. In areas of state parks or state recreation areas open to hunting by special permit, early placement of portable stands is allowed under the following conditions: Portable stands may be placed during normal business hours only and no more than seven days before the hunt. Stands must be removed no more than one day after the hunt. All stands must have owner/hunter identification on them. Only portable stands that do no damage to trees or other vegetation are allowed. Nails, screws or other devices that damage the bark of trees are prohibited. No screw in steps are allowed. Only one stand is allowed per hunter.

Dates:
Open All year in designated areas
Special:
[Method] No permanent stands may be placed in state parks or state recreation areas open to hunting. Portable tree stands may be used for hunting (in areas open to hunting) or watching wild animals if the stand is removed each day and does no permanent damage to the tree in which it is placed. In areas of state parks or state recreation areas open to hunting by special permit, early placement of portable stands is allowed under the following conditions: Portable stands may be placed during normal business hours only and no more than seven days before the hunt. Stands must be removed no more than one day after the hunt. All stands must have owner/hunter identification on them. Only portable stands that do no damage to trees or other vegetation are allowed. Nails, screws or other devices that damage the bark of trees are prohibited. No screw in steps are allowed. Only one stand is allowed per hunter.

Dates:
Open All year in designated areas
Special:
[Method] No permanent stands may be placed in state parks or state recreation areas open to hunting. Portable tree stands may be used for hunting (in areas open to hunting) or watching wild animals if the stand is removed each day and does no permanent damage to the tree in which it is placed. In areas of state parks or state recreation areas open to hunting by special permit, early placement of portable stands is allowed under the following conditions: Portable stands may be placed during normal business hours only and no more than seven days before the hunt. Stands must be removed no more than one day after the hunt. All stands must have owner/hunter identification on them. Only portable stands that do no damage to trees or other vegetation are allowed. Nails, screws or other devices that damage the bark of trees are prohibited. No screw in steps are allowed. Only one stand is allowed per hunter.

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] 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.

Migratory bird hunting

Dates:
Open All year in designated areas
Special:
[Region] All or portions of the state parks and state recreation areas (SRA) listed are open to public hunting, or public hunting and trapping according to Minnesota regulations unless otherwise noted. Maps showing the areas where hunting and trapping is allowed within each of these units are available online at www.mndnr.gov/parksandtrails. Hunters and trappers should refer to these maps in the field to ensure they are within the portion of the state park or state recreation area where these activities are permitted. With the exception of restrictions on firearms and traps, all state park rules remain in effect throughout the hunting and trapping seasons.

Dates:
Open All year in designated areas
Special:
[Place] Most of the northern portion of Big Bog SRA is open to public hunting and trapping. Hunting and trapping is not allowed on Ludlow Island and vicinity or the boardwalk.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Most of the northern portion of Big Bog SRA is open to public hunting and trapping. Hunting and trapping is not allowed on Ludlow Island and vicinity or the boardwalk.

Dates:
Open All year in designated areas
Special:
[Place] Much of Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area is open to public hunting, but closed to trapping.

Dates:
Open All year in designated areas
Special:
[Place] Most of La Salle SRA is open to public hunting and trapping of protected species during open trapping seasons. Hunting and trapping is not allowed in the vicinity of the campground and cabins.

Dates:
Open All year in designated areas
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:
Open All year in designated areas
Special:
[Place] Approximately 430 acres of the park is open to public hunting but closed to trapping.

Dates:
Open All year in designated areas
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:
Open All year in designated areas
Special:
[Place] Much of the southern half of the park (approximately 3,700 acres) known as the Palisade Valley unit is open to public hunting and trapping.

Dates:
Open All year in designated areas
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.

Big game hunting

Dates:
Open All year in designated areas
Special:
[Region] All or portions of the state parks and state recreation areas (SRA) listed are open to public hunting, or public hunting and trapping according to Minnesota regulations unless otherwise noted. Maps showing the areas where hunting and trapping is allowed within each of these units are available online at www.mndnr.gov/parksandtrails. Hunters and trappers should refer to these maps in the field to ensure they are within the portion of the state park or state recreation area where these activities are permitted. With the exception of restrictions on firearms and traps, all state park rules remain in effect throughout the hunting and trapping seasons.

Dates:
Open All year in designated areas
Special:
Most of the northern portion of Big Bog SRA is open to public hunting and trapping. Hunting and trapping is not allowed on Ludlow Island and vicinity or the boardwalk.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
Most of the northern portion of Big Bog SRA is open to public hunting and trapping. Hunting and trapping is not allowed on Ludlow Island and vicinity or the boardwalk.

Dates:
Open All year in designated areas
Special:
[Place] Much of Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area is open to public hunting, but closed to trapping.

Dates:
Open All year in designated areas
Special:
[Place] Most of La Salle SRA is open to public hunting and trapping of protected species during open trapping seasons. Hunting and trapping is not allowed in the vicinity of the campground and cabins.

Dates:
Open All year in designated areas
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:
Open All year in designated areas
Special:
[Place] Approximately 430 acres of the park is open to public hunting but closed to trapping.

Dates:
Open All year in designated areas
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:
Open All year in designated areas
Special:
[Place] Much of the southern half of the park (approximately 3,700 acres) known as the Palisade Valley unit is open to public hunting and trapping.

Dates:
Open All year in designated areas
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.

Turkey hunting

Dates:
Open All year in designated areas
Special:
[Region] All or portions of the state parks and state recreation areas (SRA) listed are open to public hunting, or public hunting and trapping according to Minnesota regulations unless otherwise noted. Maps showing the areas where hunting and trapping is allowed within each of these units are available online at www.mndnr.gov/parksandtrails. Hunters and trappers should refer to these maps in the field to ensure they are within the portion of the state park or state recreation area where these activities are permitted. With the exception of restrictions on firearms and traps, all state park rules remain in effect throughout the hunting and trapping seasons.

Dates:
Open All year in designated areas
Special:
[Place] Most of the northern portion of Big Bog SRA is open to public hunting and trapping. Hunting and trapping is not allowed on Ludlow Island and vicinity or the boardwalk.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Most of the northern portion of Big Bog SRA is open to public hunting and trapping. Hunting and trapping is not allowed on Ludlow Island and vicinity or the boardwalk.

Dates:
Open All year in designated areas
Special:
[Place] Much of Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area is open to public hunting, but closed to trapping.

Dates:
Open All year in designated areas
Special:
[Place] Most of La Salle SRA is open to public hunting and trapping of protected species during open trapping seasons. Hunting and trapping is not allowed in the vicinity of the campground and cabins.

Dates:
Open All year in designated areas
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:
Open All year in designated areas
Special:
[Place] Approximately 430 acres of the park is open to public hunting but closed to trapping.

Dates:
Open All year in designated areas
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:
Open All year in designated areas
Special:
[Place] Much of the southern half of the park (approximately 3,700 acres) known as the Palisade Valley unit is open to public hunting and trapping.

Dates:
Open All year in designated areas
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.

Small game hunting

Dates:
Open All year in designated areas
Special:
[Region] All or portions of the state parks and state recreation areas (SRA) listed are open to public hunting, or public hunting and trapping according to Minnesota regulations unless otherwise noted. Maps showing the areas where hunting and trapping is allowed within each of these units are available online at www.mndnr.gov/parksandtrails. Hunters and trappers should refer to these maps in the field to ensure they are within the portion of the state park or state recreation area where these activities are permitted. With the exception of restrictions on firearms and traps, all state park rules remain in effect throughout the hunting and trapping seasons.

Dates:
Open All year in designated areas
Special:
[Place] Most of the northern portion of Big Bog SRA is open to public hunting and trapping. Hunting and trapping is not allowed on Ludlow Island and vicinity or the boardwalk.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Most of the northern portion of Big Bog SRA is open to public hunting and trapping. Hunting and trapping is not allowed on Ludlow Island and vicinity or the boardwalk.

Dates:
Open All year in designated areas
Special:
[Place] Much of Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area is open to public hunting, but closed to trapping.

Dates:
Open All year in designated areas
Special:
[Place] Most of La Salle SRA is open to public hunting and trapping of protected species during open trapping seasons. Hunting and trapping is not allowed in the vicinity of the campground and cabins.

Dates:
Open All year in designated areas
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:
Open All year in designated areas
Special:
[Place] Approximately 430 acres of the park is open to public hunting but closed to trapping.

Dates:
Open All year in designated areas
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:
Open All year in designated areas
Special:
[Place] Much of the southern half of the park (approximately 3,700 acres) known as the Palisade Valley unit is open to public hunting and trapping.

Dates:
Open All year in designated areas
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.

Game bird hunting

Dates:
Open All year in designated areas
Special:
[Region] All or portions of the state parks and state recreation areas (SRA) listed are open to public hunting, or public hunting and trapping according to Minnesota regulations unless otherwise noted. Maps showing the areas where hunting and trapping is allowed within each of these units are available online at www.mndnr.gov/parksandtrails. Hunters and trappers should refer to these maps in the field to ensure they are within the portion of the state park or state recreation area where these activities are permitted. With the exception of restrictions on firearms and traps, all state park rules remain in effect throughout the hunting and trapping seasons.

Dates:
Closed
Special:
[Place] Most of the northern portion of Big Bog SRA is open to public hunting and trapping. Hunting and trapping is not allowed on Ludlow Island and vicinity or the boardwalk.

Dates:
Open All year unless posted
Special:
[Place] Much of Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area is open to public hunting, but closed to trapping.

Dates:
Open All year unless posted
Special:
[Place] Most of La Salle SRA is open to public hunting and trapping of protected species during open trapping seasons. Hunting and trapping is not allowed in the vicinity of the campground and cabins.

Dates:
Open All year unless posted
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:
Open All year unless posted
Special:
[Place] Approximately 430 acres of the park is open to public hunting but closed to trapping.

Dates:
Open All year unless posted
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:
Open All year unless posted
Special:
[Place] Much of the southern half of the park (approximately 3,700 acres) known as the Palisade Valley unit is open to public hunting and trapping.

Dates:
Open All year unless posted
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.

Activities Available

Furbearer Hunting
Trapping
Game Bird Hunting
Fresh Water Fishing
Small Game Hunting
Turkey Hunting
Migratory Bird Hunting
Big Game Hunting
Waterfowl Hunting
Rabbit Hunting

Methods Available

Catch And Release
Baiting Restrictions
A Remote Controlled Animal Noise Caller Can Be Used
Motor Vehicle Restrictions
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
Identification
Closed
Shooting Restrictions
Drones Prohibited
Lead Shot Prohibited
Harassment Prohibited
Only Shotguns Not Capable Of Holding More Than Three Shells May Be Used To Take; Motorized Decoys Allowed
Snaring
Possession
Possession And Transportation Requirements
Communication Restrictions
Trapping
Weapon Restrictions
Trapping Prohibitions
Trespass Laws
Catch And Release Only
Blaze Clothing Required
Handgun
Snaring Prohibited
Taking
Prohibited: The Use Of Horses And Dogs
Trapping Reqirements
Trap
Night Vision Equipment Prohibited
Equipment Restrictions
Party Hunting
Crossbow
Application Dates
Stamp Not Required
Artificial Light Rules
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
Artificial Decoys Are Permitted.
Shotguns Must Not Be Capable Of Holding More Than Three Shells
Trap Setting
Night Hunting Rules And Weapons Restrictions

State-wide Species Available

Antelope
Bear
Beaver
Bittern
Black Crappie
Bluegill
Bobcat
Bobwhite Quail
Bowfin
Buffalofish
Bullhead
Burbot
Caribou
Carp
Channel Catfish
Chukar
Cisco
Civet Cat
Coot
Cormorant
Cougar
Coyote
Crappie
Crow
Dove
Duck
Eagle
Eurasian Collared Dove
Fisher
Flathead Catfish
Gallinule
Gar
Goldeneye
Goose
Gopher
Gray Wolf
Grebes
Green Sunfish
Hawk
Heron
House Sparrow
Hungarian Partridge
Hybrid Crappie
Hybrid Sunfish
Lake Sturgeon
Lake Trout
Largemouth Bass
Longear Sunfish
Loon
Lynx
Merganser
Mink
Minnow
Monk Parakeet
Moose
Mourning Dove
Muskellunge
Muskellunge/hybrid Muskellunge
Muskrat
Orangespotted Sunfish
Owl
Paddlefish
Partridge
Perch
Pheasant
Pigeon
Pine Marten
Porcupine
Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Quail
Raccoon
Rail
Redhorse
River Otter
Rock Bass
Sandhill Crane
Sauger
Sheepshead
Shovelnose Sturgeon
Smallmouth Bass
Smelt
Snipe
Spotted Skunk
Starling
Striped Skunk
Sucker
Sunfish
Swan
Tullibee
Turkey
Unprotected Birds
Unprotected Mammals
Walleye
Warmouth Sunfish
White Bass
White Crappie
Whitefish
Wolf
Wolverine
Woodcock

General Regulations

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