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Hunting & Fishing season dates and deadlines

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04/18/15 - 09/14/15

 

Stream Trout in streams SE - 2015 season

04/18/15 - 09/30/15

 

Stream Trout in streams, except SE - 2015 season

04/25/15 - 02/28/16

 

Bowfishing - 2015 season

04/25/15 - 02/14/16

 

Bullhead, Redhorse, other rough fish Spearing - 2015 season

04/25/15 - 02/28/16

 

Sucker Spearing - 2015 season

05/09/15 - 02/28/16

 

Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass - 2015 season -North and East of U.S. Hwy 53 from Duluth to International Falls and Pelican and Ash lakes in St. Louis County

05/09/15 - 02/28/16

 

Walleye, sauger, northern pike - 2015 season

05/09/15 - 09/30/15

 

Lake Trout (summer) - 2015 season

05/23/15 - 09/13/15

 

Smallmouth Bass - 2015 Season -South and West of U.S. Hwy 53 from Duluth to International Falls except Pelican and Ash lakes in St. Louis County

05/23/15 - 02/28/16

 

Largemouth Bass - 2015 season -South and West of US Hwy 53 from Duluth to International Falls except Pelican and Ash Lakes in St. Louis County

06/06/15 - 12/01/15

 

Muskellunge (Muskie) - 2015 season

08/08/15 - 08/24/15

Intensive Harvest Zone

August Canada Goose Management Action

08/14/15

 

Camp Ripley Archery Hunt Application Deadline

08/14/15

 

Prairie Chicken Hunt Lottery Deadline

08/14/15

 

Bear Baiting start date

08/15/15 - 09/30/15

Statewide

Wild Rice Harvesting

09/01/15 - 10/31/15

 

Crow Hunting (3rd season)

09/01/15 - 11/09/15

 

Mourning Dove season

09/01/15 - 10/18/15

 

Bear season

09/01/15 - 11/02/15

 

Snipe and Rail Hunting season

09/05/15 - 09/22/15

 

Early Canada Goose season

09/10/15

 

Antlerless Deer and Special Hunt Lottery Deadline

09/12/15

 

Youth Waterfowl Day-Tentative

09/14/15 - 02/28/16

 

Smallmouth Bass - 2015 late Catch and Release Only season-South and West of U.S. Hwy 53 from Duluth to International Falls except Pelican and Ash lakes in St. Louis County

09/14/15 - 02/28/16

 

Smallmouth Bass - 2015 Catch and Release season only (statewide)

09/15/15 - 10/15/15

 

Stream Trout (Fall) SE - 2015 season Catch and Release season only

09/19/15 - 12/31/15

 

Deer Hunt - Archery season

09/19/15 - 02/29/16

 

Small Game - Rabbits, Squirrels season

09/19/15 - 11/30/15

 

Sharptailed Grouse season

09/19/15 - 01/03/16

 

Ruffed and Spruce Grouse, Hungarian Partridge season

09/19/15 - 11/02/15

 

Woodcock season

09/26/15

 

Waterfowl season opener-Tentative

09/26/15 - 09/27/15

 

Take-a-Kid Hunting weekend

09/26/15 - 10/04/15

 

Prairie Chicken season

10/03/15 - 11/01/15

 

Fall Turkey season-2015

10/10/15 - 01/03/16

 

Pheasant season

10/15/15 - 10/16/15

 

Deer Hunt - Camp Ripley Archery Hunt - 1st season

10/15/15 - 10/18/15

 

Deer Hunt - Special Youth Deer season

10/17/15 - 03/15/16

 

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

10/24/15 - 05/15/16

 

Furbearer Trapping - Beaver - north zone

10/24/15 - 02/29/16

 

Furbearer Trapping - Mink and Muskrat - north zone

10/24/15 - 01/03/16

 

Furbearer Trapping - Otter - north zone

10/24/15 - 03/15/16

 

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

10/31/15 - 11/01/15

 

Deer Hunt - Camp Ripley Archery Hunt - 2nd season

10/31/15 - 05/15/15

 

Furbearer Trapping - Beaver - south zone

10/31/15 - 02/29/16

 

Furbearer Trapping - Mink and Muskrat-south zone

10/31/15 - 01/03/16

 

Furbearer Trapping - Otter - south zone

11/07/15 - 11/22/15

 

Deer Hunt - Firearm season - 1A

11/07/15 - 11/15/15

 

Deer Hunt - Firearm season - 2A and 3A

11/15/15 - 02/28/16

 

Dark House Spearing-2015 season

11/21/15 - 11/29/15

 

Deer Hunt - Firearm season - 3B

11/28/15 - 12/13/15

 

Deer Hunt - Muzzleloader season

11/28/15 - 12/03/15

 

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

11/28/15 - 01/03/16

 

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

12/15/15 - 12/31/15

 

Crow Hunting (4th season)

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