Minnesota Hunting News

Minnesota Governor's Deer Opener in Thief River This Year
Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced the seventh annual Minnesota Governor's Deer Hunting Opener will be held in the Thief River Falls area on Nov. 6-7.
Minnesota Surplus Turkey Tags on Sale March 16th
Wild turkey hunters who were not selected in this year's lottery for the spring hunt may purchase surplus permits starting at 5 p.m. on March 16.
Minnesota Moose on the Decline
Northeastern Minnesota's 2008 moose survey estimates a population of 7,600 animals. This is similar to last year’s count, but related factors suggest that the population is continuing to decline.
Minnesota Deer Harvest Down 19% from 2007
Minnesota deer hunters harvested nearly 222,000 deer in 2008. This is a decline of 38,000, or about 19 percent, from 2007, but the ninth consecutive year the harvest has exceeded 200,000.
Minnesota Expands Youth Turkey Hunting Opportunities
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the National Wild Turkey Federation will again team up to offer special hunts for youth who are first-time turkey hunters.
Minnesota Court Agrees with Conservationists
Sportsmen and women are among the winners in a significant legal victory in a case regarding the Superior National Forest in northern Minnesota.
Minnesota Special Deer Hunt Opens Dec. 27th
A special late-season deer hunt will be held Dec. 27 through Jan. 11 in Permit Area 101 in northwestern Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
Minnesota OHV Restrictions During Hunting Seasons
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds off-highway vehicle (OHV) riders that new recreational riding restrictions will be in effect for the duration of the regular firearms deer hunting season.
Minnesota Deer Hunting Opportunities in State Parks
Thirty-five Minnesota state parks will be holding special resource management deer hunts this fall. Access to the public will be varied around the state during the special hunts.
Minnesota Wolves Back on Federal Endangered List
Minnesota's wolves have returned to the federal threatened species list following a federal judge's ruling Monday that rescinded a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's 2007 decision to delist the western Great Lakes population of gray wolves.