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MN Hunting Seasons & Regulations - Brainerd, MN

Hunting in Minnesota is a popular past time. The Brainerd Lakes area includes many hunting opportunities with a wide variety of game and areas to hunt them. Brainerd is famous as the prime Minnesota Vacation and Resort location and offers many recreation and lodging options for hunters. Hunting guides are also available for almost any type of hunting you enjoy.Hunting deer in Minnesota--more specifically, whitetail deer--is one of the most popular types of wild game hunted in the state. The whitetail deer population in the Brainerd Lakes area is healthy. Archery, firearm, and muzzleloader seasons are all available and each offers a different hunting experience.

2020 Hunting Seasons

10/26/19 - 05/15/20
Beaver North furbearer zone

11/02/19 - 05/15/20
Beaver South furbearer zone

02/18/20 - 04/30/20
Goose - spring light goose conservation action Statewide

04/15/20 - 04/21/20
Spring wild turkey - A season Statewide

04/15/20 - 05/31/20
Spring wild turkey - archery Statewide

04/15/20 - 05/31/20
Spring wild turkey - youth Statewide

04/22/20 - 04/28/20
Spring wild turkey - B season Statewide

04/29/20 - 05/05/20
Spring wild turkey - C season Statewide

05/06/20 - 05/12/20
Spring wild turkey - D season Statewide

05/13/20 - 05/19/20
Spring wild turkey - E season Statewide

05/20/20 - 05/31/20
Spring wild turkey - F season Statewide

09/01/20 - 11/02/20
Snipe and rail

09/01/20 - 10/18/20
Bear Permit areas and no-quota area

09/01/20 - 11/29/20
Mourning dove Statewide

09/01/20 - 10/31/20
Crow - First season Statewide

09/05/20 - 09/20/20
Canada geese - Early season Statewide

09/12/20 - 09/13/20
Youth Waterfowl Hunt Statewide

09/19/20 - 01/03/21
Ruffed & spruce grouse Statewide

09/19/20 - 12/31/20
Deer - archery Statewide

09/19/20 - 10/25/20
Sandhill crane Northwest goose zone

09/19/20 - 11/02/20
Woodcock Statewide

09/19/20 - 11/30/20
Sharp-tailed grouse Northwest zone

09/19/20 - 02/28/21
Squirrel Statewide

09/26/20 - 10/04/20
Prairie chicken Prairie chicken quota areas

09/26/20 - 11/24/20
Ducks - Season 1
North duck zone

09/26/20 - 10/04/20
Ducks - Season 1 Central duck zone

09/26/20 - 10/11/20
Ducks - Season 1 South duck zone

10/03/20 - 11/01/20
Fall turkey Hunter selected permit area

10/10/20 - 01/03/21
Pheasant Statewide

10/10/20 - 11/30/20
Sharp-tailed grouse East-central zone

10/10/20 - 11/29/20
Ducks - Season 2 Central duck zone

10/17/20 - 12/06/20
Ducks - Season 2 South duck zone

11/07/20 - 11/15/20
Deer - firearm (season A) 200 and 300 series permit areas

11/07/20 - 11/22/20
Deer - firearm (season A) 100 series permit areas

11/07/20
Deer season opener Statewide

11/21/20 - 11/29/20
Deer - firearm (season B) 300 series permit areas

11/28/20 - 12/13/20
Deer - muzzleloader Statewide

12/15/20 - 01/15/21
Crow - Second season Statewide

2020 Brainerd MN Deer Areas

The 2020 Deer Area Management Designations for Brainerd MN Deer Areas include Managed Deer Areas and Hunter Choice Deer Areas.

Hunter Choice Deer Areas (up to 1 deer): There is no drawing for permits.

Managed Deer Areas (up to 2 deer): There is no drawing for permits.

Intensive Deer Areas (up to 3 deer): There is no drawing for permits.

Please contact MN DNR for additional information about Minnesota Deer Areas, Hunter alerts, hunting regulations and updates.

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