Minnesota Deer Opener and Regulations 2022

Minnesota Deer Season runs from September 17, 2022 - December 31,2022. Whether you are a seasoned hunter, or this is your first time, it’s always smart to make sure you have a plan and understand the hunting regulations for the year. This blog will provide you with several resources so that you have all the information you need!

FIGURING OUT YOUR PERMIT AREA

The first step to buying your hunting license is figuring out the permit area you will be hunting in. A person with an archery license can hunt within any permit area except for 287 (Itasca State Park). It is important to understand that different permit areas also have different bag limits. Click here to view the Minnesota 2021 Deer Season Area Map. (Will be updated once 2022 map is released)

Minnesota 2021 Deer Season Area Map

BUYING YOUR LICENSE

Now that you've figured out what permit area you are hunting in, it's time to buy your license. You can purchase a license online, via phone or in-person at an approved location.

PURCHASE A HUNTING LICENSE ONLINE

Click here to purchase a hunting license online. When purchasing a hunting license online, it is important to make sure that you only purchase from the DNR website. Make sure to allow 5-10 business days for license tags, permits and passes to arrive via U.S. postal mail.

PURCHASE A HUNTING LICENSE BY PHONE

You can purchase licenses by phone at 1-888-665-4236. This toll-free line is open 24/7 and provides immediate licensing. At the end of the call, you will receive your license number, which will be valid until you receive an actual license via mail.

PURCHASE A HUNTING LICENSE IN-PERSON

Click here to view approved locations to buy your license in-person.

2022 Deer Season Regulations have yet to be released in Minnesota. We will update once we have them.