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Small game hunting

Small game & furbearer hunt

Hunting information:

Regulations:

Hunting licenses - find license agents, get applications or purchase licenses by phone or the Internet.

Sunrise and sunset data

Seasons (see regulations for detailed information):

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09/15/17 - 10/21/17

 

Sandhill Crane season-NW zone-Tentative

09/16/17 - 02/28/18

 

Small Game - Rabbits, Squirrels season

09/23/17 - 09/24/17

 

Take-a-Kid Hunting weekend

10/14/17 - 03/15/18

 

Raccoon, Red Fox, Gray Fox, Badger, Opossum (North) Hunting & Trapping

10/21/17 - 03/15/18

 

Raccoon, Red Fox, Gray Fox, Badger, Opossum (South) Hunting & Trapping

10/28/17 - 05/15/18

 

Furbearer Trapping - Beaver - North zone

10/28/17 - 05/15/18

 

Furbearer Trapping - Beaver - South zone

10/28/17 - 01/07/18

 

Furbearer Trapping - Otter - North zone

10/28/17 - 02/28/18

 

Furbearer Trapping - Mink and Muskrat - North zone

11/25/17 - 01/07/18

 

Bobcat - Hunting & Trapping-north of I-94 and US Hwy 10 only

11/25/17 - 11/30/17

 

Fisher and Pine Marten-north of I-94 and US Hwy 10 only

Hunting Seasons

Small game & furbearer information

Mandatory trapper education
Persons born after Dec. 31, 1989 who have not been issued a trapping license in a previous year may not obtain a trapping license without a trapper education certificate. the Minnesota Trappers Association conducts free trapper education courses statewide and issues certificates that satisfy this requirement. More information about trappers education courses is online at the Minnesota Trappers Association website.

Reports and surveys

See the DNR reports and survey page for newer issues.

Maps and statistics