There are a variety of hunting and trapping seasons in Minnesota. Here's a guide to help you prepare.

Hunting Season Requirements

Purchase a hunting license. Hunters must have a valid hunting license, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Licenses can be purchased at any DNR license agent, online or by calling 888-665-4236.

Understand regulations. Minnesotans planning to participate in hunting and trapping seasons are asked to understand the state's regulations. 

During the Season

Voluntary CWD testing. As part of the DNR's COVID-19 response, chronic wasting disease (CWD) testing will be voluntary for all disease zones and surveillance areas. More information can be found here.

General Information

General information on Minnesota's hunting and trapping seasons can be found here.

Hunting Season Weather and Traffic

Planning a day or weekend to go hunting?

Track weather conditions via the maps below, and be sure to watch 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS for the latest weather reports.



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Do you have photos or video you'd like to share of your hunting season experience? Send them to us via this link.

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