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Find more events on the Minnesota DNR Events Calendar

DNR Safety Training Events

Minnesota Hunting and Trapping Seasons
Hunting and trapping seasons, opening and closing dates, application deadlines

09/19/15 - 02/29/16

 

Small Game - Rabbits, Squirrels season

10/17/15 - 03/15/16

 

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

10/24/15 - 05/15/16

 

Furbearer Trapping - Beaver - north zone

10/24/15 - 02/29/16

 

Furbearer Trapping - Mink and Muskrat - north zone

10/24/15 - 03/15/16

 

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

10/31/15 - 05/15/16

 

Furbearer Trapping - Beaver - south zone

10/31/15 - 02/29/16

 

Furbearer Trapping - Mink and Muskrat-south zone

01/22/16

 

Spring Turkey Hunt Lottery Deadline

03/01/16 - 04/30/16

 

Goose-Spring Light Goose conservation action

03/01/16 - 03/31/16

 

Crow Hunting (2nd season)

04/13/16 - 04/19/16

 

SpringTurkey "A" season

04/20/16 - 04/26/16

 

SpringTurkey "B" season

04/27/16 - 05/03/16

 

SpringTurkey "C" season

05/04/16 - 05/10/16

 

SpringTurkey "D" season

05/06/16

 

Bear Hunt Lottery Deadline

05/11/16 - 05/17/16

 

SpringTurkey "E" season

05/18/16 - 05/31/16

 

SpringTurkey "F" season

06/17/16

 

Elk Hunt Lottery Deadline

08/06/16 - 08/22/16

Intensive Harvest Zone

August Canada Goose Management Action

08/12/16

 

Bear Baiting start date

08/15/16 - 09/30/16

Statewide

Wild Rice Harvesting

08/19/16

 

Prairie Chicken Hunt Lottery Deadline

08/19/16

 

Camp Ripley Archery Hunt Application Deadline

09/01/16 - 11/07/16

 

Snipe and Rail Hunting season

09/01/16 - 10/15/16

 

Bear season

09/01/16 - 11/09/16

 

Mourning Dove season

09/01/16 - 10/31/16

 

Crow Hunting (3rd season)

09/03/16 - 09/22/16

 

Early Canada Goose season

09/08/16

 

Antlerless Deer and Special Hunt Lottery Deadline

09/10/16

 

Youth Waterfowl Day-Tentative

09/10/16 - 10/16/16

 

Sandhill Crane season-NW zone-Tentative

09/17/16 - 12/31/16

 

Deer Hunt - Archery season

09/17/16 - 01/01/17

 

Ruffed and Spruce Grouse, Hungarian Partridge season

09/17/16 - 11/30/16

 

Sharptailed Grouse season

09/17/16 - 02/28/17

 

Small Game - Rabbits, Squirrels season

09/24/16 - 11/07/16

 

Woodcock season

09/24/16 - 10/02/16

 

Prairie Chicken season

09/24/16 - 09/25/16

 

Take-a-Kid Hunting weekend

09/24/16

 

Waterfowl season opener-Tentative

10/01/16 - 10/30/16

 

Fall Turkey season

10/15/16 - 01/01/17

 

Pheasant season

10/15/16 - 03/15/17

 

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

10/20/16 - 10/23/16

 

Deer Hunt - Special Youth Deer season

10/20/16 - 10/21/16

 

Deer Hunt - Camp Ripley Archery Hunt - 1st season

10/22/16 - 03/15/17

 

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

10/29/16 - 10/30/16

 

Deer Hunt - Camp Ripley Archery Hunt - 2nd season

10/29/16 - 05/15/17

 

Furbearer Trapping - Beaver - south zone

10/29/16 - 01/08/17

 

Furbearer Trapping - Otter - north zone

10/29/16 - 02/28/17

 

Furbearer Trapping - Mink and Muskrat - north zone

10/29/16 - 05/15/16

 

Furbearer Trapping - Beaver - north zone

10/29/16 - 01/08/17

 

Furbearer Trapping - Otter - south zone

10/29/16 - 02/28/17

 

Furbearer Trapping - Mink and Muskrat-south zone

11/05/16 - 11/20/16

 

Deer Hunt - Firearm season - 1A

11/05/16 - 11/13/16

 

Deer Hunt - Firearm season - 2A and 3A

11/19/16 - 11/27/16

 

Deer Hunt - Firearm season - 3B

11/26/16 - 12/11/16

 

Deer Hunt - Muzzleloader season

11/26/16 - 11/30/16

 

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

11/26/16 - 01/08/17

 

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

12/15/16 - 12/31/16

 

Crow Hunting (4th season)

 

 

Minnesota Fishing Seasons

04/25/15 - 02/28/16

 

Bowfishing - 2015 season

04/25/15 - 02/14/16

 

Bullhead, Redhorse, other rough fish Spearing - 2015 season

04/25/15 - 02/28/16

 

Sucker Spearing - 2015 season

05/09/15 - 02/28/16

 

Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass - 2015 season -North and East of U.S. Hwy 53 from Duluth to International Falls and Pelican and Ash lakes in St. Louis County

05/09/15 - 02/28/16

 

Walleye, sauger, northern pike - 2015 season

05/23/15 - 02/28/16

 

Largemouth Bass - 2015 season -South and West of US Hwy 53 from Duluth to International Falls except Pelican and Ash Lakes in St. Louis County

09/14/15 - 02/28/16

 

Smallmouth Bass - 2015 Catch and Release season only (statewide)

11/15/15 - 02/28/16

 

Dark House Spearing-2015 season

01/01/16 - 04/15/16

 

Stream Trout (Winter) SE - 2016 season Catch and Release season only

01/01/16 - 03/31/16

 

Lake and Stream Trout - Winter (entirely within the BWCA)-2016 season

01/16/16 - 03/31/16

 

Lake and Stream Trout - Winter (outside or partly outside the BWCA) - 2016 season

02/29/16 - 04/29/16

 

Bowfishing - 2016 early season - south of Hwy 210 only on lakes and on Minnesota, Mississippi or St. Croix rivers, from boats only.

03/07/16

 

Ice houses must be off the ice each night unless attended south of Hwy 10, Hwy 34, Hwy 200 and Hwy 2

03/21/16

 

Ice houses must be off the ice each night unless attended north of Hwy 10, Hwy 34, Hwy 200 and Hwy 2

04/16/16 - 09/14/16

 

Stream Trout in streams SE - 2016 season

04/16/16 - 09/30/16

 

Stream Trout in streams, except SE - 2016 season

04/30/16 - 02/26/17

 

Bowfishing - 2016 season

04/30/16 - 02/19/17

 

Bullhead, Redhorse, other rough fish Spearing - 2016 season

04/30/16 - 02/26/17

 

Sucker Spearing - 2016 season

05/07/16 - 05/08/16

 

Take-a-Mom fishing weekend

05/14/16 - 02/26/17

 

Walleye, sauger, northern pike - 2016 season

05/14/16 - 02/26/17

 

Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass - 2016 season -North and East of U.S. Hwy 53 from Duluth to International Falls and Pelican and Ash lakes in St. Louis County

05/14/16 - 05/27/16

 

Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass - 2016 early Catch and Release season Only -South and West of U.S. Hwy 53 from Duluth to International Falls except Pelican and Ash lakes in St. Louis County

05/14/16 - 09/30/16

 

Lake Trout (summer) - 2016 season

05/28/16 - 09/11/16

 

Smallmouth Bass - 2016 Season -South and West of U.S. Hwy 53 from Duluth to International Falls except Pelican and Ash lakes in St. Louis County

05/28/16 - 02/26/17

 

Largemouth Bass - 2016 season -South and West of US Hwy 53 from Duluth to International Falls except Pelican and Ash Lakes in St. Louis County

06/03/16 - 06/05/16

 

Take-a-Kid fishing weekend

06/04/16 - 12/01/16

 

Muskellunge (Muskie) - 2016 season

09/12/16 - 02/26/17

 

Smallmouth Bass - 2016 Catch and Release season only (statewide)

09/15/16 - 10/15/16

 

Stream Trout (Fall) SE - 2016 season Catch and Release season only

11/15/16 - 02/26/17

 

Dark House Spearing-2016 season

 

 

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