Hunting Season Schedules

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Minnesota Hunting & Trapping Schedule:

10/14/17 - 03/15/18

Raccoon, Red Fox, Gray Fox, Badger, Opossum (North) Hunting & Trapping

10/21/17 - 03/15/18

Raccoon, Red Fox, Gray Fox, Badger, Opossum (South) Hunting & Trapping

10/28/17 - 05/15/18

Furbearer Trapping - Beaver - North zone

10/28/17 - 05/15/18

Furbearer Trapping - Beaver - South zone

02/15/18 - 04/30/18

Goose-Spring Light Goose conservation action

03/01/18 - 03/31/18

Crow Hunting (2nd season)

04/18/18 - 04/24/18

Spring Turkey "A" season (lottery/surplus)

04/25/18 - 05/01/18

Spring Turkey "B" season (lottery/surplus)

05/02/18 - 05/08/18

Spring Turkey "C" season (hunter selected)

05/04/18

Bear Hunt Lottery Deadline

05/09/18 - 05/15/18

Spring Turkey "D" season (hunter selected)

05/16/18 - 05/22/18

Spring Turkey "E" season (hunter selected)

05/23/18 - 05/31/18

Spring Turkey "F" season (any unfilled license)

06/15/18

Elk Hunt Lottery Deadline

08/17/18

Bear baiting start date

08/17/18

Camp Ripley Archery Hunt Application Deadline

08/17/18

Youth Deer Hunt Application Deadline

08/17/18

Prairie Chicken Hunt Lottery Deadline

09/01/18 - 10/14/18

Bear season

09/01/18 - 11/09/18

Mourning Dove season

09/01/18 - 09/16/18

Early Canada Goose season - Tentative

09/01/18 - 10/31/18

Crow Hunting (3rd season)

09/01/18 - 11/05/18

Snipe and Rail Hunting season

09/06/18

Antlerless Deer and Special Hunt Lottery Deadline

09/08/18

Youth Waterfowl Day

09/15/18 - 12/31/18

Deer Hunt - Archery season

09/15/18 - 01/01/19

Ruffed and Spruce Grouse, Hungarian Partridge season

09/15/18 - 11/30/18

Sharp-tailed Grouse season (northwest zone)

09/15/18 - 02/28/19

Small Game - Rabbits, Squirrels season

09/15/18 - 10/21/18

Sandhill Crane season-NW zone

09/22/18

Waterfowl season opener

09/22/18 - 11/05/18

Woodcock season

09/22/18 - 09/23/18

Take-a-Kid Hunting weekend

09/29/18 - 10/07/18

Prairie Chicken season

09/29/18 - 10/28/18

Fall Turkey season

10/13/18 - 01/01/19

Pheasant season

10/13/18 - 11/30/18

Sharp-tailed Grouse season (east-central zone)

10/18/18 - 10/19/18

Deer Hunt - Camp Ripley Archery Hunt - 1st season

10/18/18 - 10/21/18

Deer Hunt - Special Youth Deer season

10/20/18 - 03/15/19

Raccoon, Red Fox, Gray Fox, Badger, Opossum (North) Hunting & Trapping

10/20/18 - 03/15/19

Raccoon, Red Fox, Gray Fox, Badger, Opossum (South) Hunting & Trapping

10/27/18 - 10/28/18

Deer Hunt - Camp Ripley Archery Hunt - 2nd season

10/27/18 - 05/15/19

Furbearer Trapping - Beaver - North zone

10/27/18 - 05/15/19

Furbearer Trapping - Beaver - South zone

10/27/18 - 02/28/19

Furbearer Trapping - Mink and Muskrat - North zone

10/27/18 - 02/28/19

Furbearer Trapping - Mink and Muskrat - South zone

10/27/18 - 01/06/19

Furbearer Trapping - Otter - North zone

10/27/18 - 01/06/19

Furbearer Trapping - Otter - South zone

11/03/18 - 11/18/18

Deer Hunt - Firearm season - 100A

11/03/18 - 11/11/18

Deer Hunt - Firearm season - 200A and 300A

11/17/18 - 11/25/18

Deer Hunt - Firearm season - 300B

11/24/18 - 12/09/18

Deer Hunt - Muzzleloader season

11/24/18 - 01/06/19

Bobcat - Hunting & Trapping-north of I-94 and US Hwy 10 only

11/24/18 - 11/29/18

Fisher and Pine Marten-north of I-94 and US Hwy 10 only

12/14/18 - 12/31/18

Crow Hunting (4th season)

03/01/19 - 04/30/19

Goose-Spring Light Goose conservation action