Hunting Enthusiasts Return Here Year After Year
For the avid hunter in the family, there is plenty of opportunity to sharpen those hunting skills in the Minnesota Northwoods and Chippewa National Forest. Whether it is big game, small game, or waterfowl you are after, there is a wide variety here for your hunting pleasure.
This area has an abundance of whitetail deer and open season starts in mid-September for archery and early November for firearms. Ruffed grouse are also a commodity in the Northwoods. The open season for grouse and partridge begins in mid-September and continues thru the end of the year.
For the "really big game" hunter, Minnesota's Black Bear season opens at the end of August.
The more than 1,000 lakes in Itasca County make perfect haven for many migratory birds that come each year to nest and stay for the summer and fall. Canadian Geese and ducks are popular birds hunted on our area lakes. Waterfowl season begins the end of September.
The Northwoods is alive with the many sights and sounds of an abundant supply of wildlife. It offers a tremendous opportunity to teach your family about Minnesota's greatest resource - nature. We encourage you to take advantage of this wonderful experience and book your next hunting vacation with us.
Hunting Resources - Licensing & Regulations:
Minnesota DNR Region II
Northeast Regional Wildlife Headquarters
1201 East Highway 2
Grand Rapids, MN 55744