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Minnesota

Hunting

Deer Hunting Seasons

2021 Deer Season

09/18/21 - 12/31/21Deer - ArcheryStatewide
10/21/21 - 10/24/21Deer - Early AntlerlessPortions of southeastern Minnesota
10/21/21 - 10/24/21Deer - YouthStatewide
10/29/21 - 10/31/21Deer - Camp Ripley ArcheryCamp Ripley
11/6/21 - 11/21/21Deer - Firearm (Season A)100 Series permit areas
11/6/21 - 11/14/21Deer - Firearm (Season A)200 & 300 Series permit areas
11/20/21 - 11/28/21Deer - Firearm (Season B)300 Series permit areas
11/27/21 - 12/12/21Deer - MuzzleloaderStatewide

Firearms Special Youth Deer Hunt Schedule

Area nameHunt No.No. of participantsDatesBag limitHunt typeCWD samplingOrientation
Afton State Park95130Nov. 6 - 72Either-sexMandatoryOct. 23
Banning State Park9656Oct. 30 - 312Either-sexVoluntaryOct. 30
Blue Mounds State Park96610Nov. 20 - 212Earn-a-buckNot ApplicableNov. 19
Buffalo River State Park95912Oct. 30 - 312Earn-a-buckNot ApplicableNo in person orientation
Camden State Park96712Oct. 30 - 312Earn-a-buckNot ApplicableOct. 29
Itasca State Park96175Oct. 9 - 102Either-sexNot ApplicableOct. 8 in person optional
Kilen Woods State Park9636Oct. 30 - 311Either-sexNot ApplicableOct. 29
Lake Bemidji State Park95420Oct. 15 - 172Either-sexMandatoryOct. 14
Lake Bronson State Park96910Oct. 23 - 241Either-sexNot ApplicableOct. 22
Lake Shetek State Park96812Nov. 20 - 212Antlerless onlyNot ApplicableNov. 19
Minneopa State Park89912Nov. 20 - 212Either-sexNot ApplicableNov. 19
Rydell National Wildlife Refuge95715Oct. 23 - 243Either-sexNot ApplicableOct. 17
Savanna Portage State Park95825Oct. 23 - 242Either-sexNot ApplicableOct. 22
Sibley State Park95210Oct. 30 - 311Either-sexNot ApplicableOct. 29
St. Croix State Park95690Oct. 30 - 312Either-sexMandatoryOct. 23 or 29 optional if you attended a past orientation
Zippel Bay State Park95320Oct. 16 - 172Either-sexNot ApplicableNo in person orientation

Archery Special Youth Deer Hunt Schedule

Area nameHunt No.No. of participantsDatesBag limitHunt typeCWD samplingOrientation
Camp Ripley Military Reservation Youth Archery950175Oct. 9 - 102Either-sexNot applicableOct. 8
Lake Alexander Woods TNC Youth Archery Hunt95520Oct. 9 - 102Either-sexNot applicableOct. 8