• Minnesota Big Game Species

    - BIG GAME SPECIES:
    Deer
    Elk
    Moose
    Bear
    Bobcat

    - SMALL GAME SPECIES:
    Furbearer
    Coyote
    Fox
    Opossum
    Prairie Chicken
    Badger

    - BIRDS:
    Turkey
    Waterfowl
    Pheasant
    Grouse
    Duck
    Dove
    Woodcock
    Snipe
    Crow
    Rail
    Partridge
    Crane

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  • Important Links

    https://www.fws.gov/visit-us

  • Minnesota State Wildlife Office

    Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
    https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/hunting/index.html
    500 Lafayette Rd
    St. Paul, Minnesota 55155
    651-296-6157
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  • Minnesota Hunting Information

    Residents are required to apply for and obtain a hunting license to legally hunt in the state of Minnesota.
    Non-residents are required to apply for and obtain a hunting license to legally hunt in the state of Minnesota.
    Residency requires an individual to have maintained a legal residence in the state of Minnesota for at least 60 days immediately prior to applying for and obtaining a hunting license. A resident may show this by providing a valid Minnesota state driver's license or I.D. that is at least 60 days old. A nonresident under the age of 21 may qualify as a resident if their parent is a Minnesota resident according to these requirements.
    A resident must pay an annual small game license fee of $22 or3-day small game license fee of $19.
    A youth (ages 16–17) annual small game hunting license fee of $5
    A senior citizen annual small game license fee of $13.50.

    A resident must pay an annual trapping license fee of $23 orA junior annual trapping license fee of $5
    A senior citizen annual trapping fee of $11.50.

    A non-resident must pay an annual small game hunting license fee of $102 or3-day small game hunting license fee of $75
    A youth (ages 16–17) annual small game license fee of $5.

    A non-resident must pay an annual trapping license fee of $84.
    Residents and non-residents are required to apply for and obtain additional licenses, permits, or stamps for hunting deer, bear, elk, moose, waterfowl, sandhill crane, prairie chicken, and turkey.

    "Hunting Laws by State" FindLaw, https://www.findlaw.com/state/state-fish-and-game-laws/hunting-laws-by-state-findlaw.html. Accessed July 15, 2022.

Military, Veterans, Seniors, Disabled, and Children receive significant discounts from liscenses and other fees. Check out Minnesota State Wildlife website for a full breakdown.

2022 Fees

Yearly and Seasonal Base License:

Ownership of a Minnesota hunting lisence may or may not be required to apply, purchase, or earn points for game tags.

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BIG GAME Tag Application Fees

Application fees are non-refundable. The State of Minnesota uses these funds to support wildlife conservation.

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BIG GAME Tags

TAG FEES paid at the time of issuance (if selected):

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*Prices may vary. Please check the Minnesota State Wildlife website for the most up to date information.

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