Deer Hunting Season Minnesota | Hunting Magazine

Deer – archery

Statewide Dates – Sept. 19, 2020 to Dec. 31, 2020

Archery hunters can hunt permit areas statewide except in Itasca State Park (deer area 287). Check the hunting regulations for complete details.

Deer – firearm (season A)

Dates – Nov. 7, 2020 to Nov. 15, 2020
Location – 200 and 300 series permit areas

There are two types of regular firearms deer hunting licenses: statewide A season licenses, which are valid in any permit area that opens Saturday, Nov. 7; and late southeast B season licenses that are valid only in late southeast B season that opens Saturday, Nov. 21 (the B season option is only available for 300 series permit areas).

Both statewide (A) and late southeast (B) season licenses are valid during all firearms deer seasons in the metro deer management area (601) and the CWD management zone (603). Check the hunting regulations for complete details.

Deer – firearm (season A)

Dates – Nov. 7, 2020 to Nov. 22, 2020
Location – 100 series permit areas

There are two types of regular firearms deer hunting licenses: statewide A season licenses, which are valid in any permit area that opens Saturday, Nov. 7; and late southeast B season licenses that are valid only in late southeast B season that opens Saturday, Nov. 21 (the B season option is only available for 300 series permit areas).

Both statewide (A) and late southeast (B) season licenses are valid during all firearms deer seasons in the metro deer management area (601) and the CWD management zone (603). Check the hunting regulations for complete details.

Deer Season Opener

Date – Nov. 7, 2020
Location – Statewide
Firearms deer season opener for 2020.

Deer – firearm (season B)

Dates – Nov. 21, 2020 to Nov. 29, 2020
Location – 300 series permit areas


There are two types of regular firearms deer hunting licenses: statewide A season licenses, which are valid in any permit area that opens Saturday, Nov. 7; and late southeast B season licenses that are valid only in late southeast B season that opens Saturday, Nov. 21 (the B season option is only available for 300 series permit areas).

Both statewide (A) and late southeast (B) season licenses are valid during all firearms deer seasons in the metro deer management area (601) and the CWD management zone (603). Check the hunting regulations for complete details.

Deer – muzzleloader

Dates – Nov. 28, 2020 to Dec. 13, 2020
Location – Statewide

Muzzleloader hunters may hunt statewide except for the closed areas listed here:

Deer permit area 224 (Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge)

Rice Lake, Sandstone and Rydell national wildlife refuges

Refuges and other areas closed to firearms hunting are also closed to muzzleloader hunting.

Check the Minnesota Hunting Regulations for complete details on all Minnesota Deer Hunting Season.

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