White-tailed deer



Fish & Wildlife

Deer hunting season information

CWD testing required Nov. 4 & 5 in 21 areas

Learn how hunters in portions of north central, central and southeast Minnesota should prepare for mandatory chronic wasting disease sampling.
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Test for CWD yourself

If you hunt in a deer permit area where there is no mandatory CWD testing but still would like to have your deer checked, you can collect a lymph node sample and pay for a private test.
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Deer registration

Deer zones and permit areas

Map showing boundaries of Minnesota's deer permit areas and the zones in which they are contained.

Get detailed area information using the interactive map

Lottery information

Seasons (see regulations for detailed information)

09/16/17 - 12/31/17


Deer Hunt - Archery season

11/18/17 - 11/26/17


Deer Hunt - Firearm season - 300B

11/25/17 - 12/10/17


Deer Hunt - Muzzleloader season

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Special hunts

Camp Ripley

All Camp Ripley applicants have been selected to participate in this year's hunt.

Topical hunting information

Deer information