Hunting in Minnesota


If you’re a proud big hunter – there’s no better state to hunt birds than in Minnesota. In fact, Minnesota is one of the states where hunters take more honkers than in any other state.

Best Animal to Hunt


With that being said, one of the best animals to hunt in Minnesota is definitely the Canada Geese. However, other popular choices are waterfowl, turkey, and even pheasants.

Best Hunting Locations


Minnesota has plenty of public lands to hunt but no matter how large the fields are – you don’t want to miss out on some of the best places to hunt such as:

  • St. Croix State Forest
  • Pine Island State Forest
  • Cloquet Valley State Forest
  • Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood State Forest

Hunting Requirements

In order to hunt in Minnesota, you are required to have a valid hunting license. In order to purchase a hunting license, you will have to show proof of a valid Firearm Safety Certificate (known as Hunter Education Certificate).

Both certificates and hunting licenses can be purchased online directly from the official Minnesota Hunter Education & Laws site.

Getting to Minnesota


Some of the best ways to get to Minnesota are air, road, bus, or even rail. If you decide to fly out to Minnesota – flying out to one of the main airports such as Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport, Rochester International Airport or Duluth International Airport is a great idea.

Things to Keep in Mind

If you’re hunting in another state before going for a hunt in Minnesota – one crucial detail to understand is that you are not allowed to enter Minnesota with whole dear carcasses anymore.

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