Minnesota Bird Hunting

Seasons Span September 15 – 
January 1, 2019

Minnesota Bird Hunting

Resident License Fees:
$22

Non-Resident License Fees:
$102
3-Day $75 (includes pheasant stamp)

Special Permits:
Prairie Chicken Application $4
Prairie Chicken License $23
Pheasant Stamp $7.50 

Purchase License Online

Visit State DNR Website

*prior to hunting, always verify all local rules and regulations with the appropriate state agencies because these laws are continually changing and are often area specific

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State Drought Monitor – Upland hunting conditions are often highly dependent upon moisture for both habitat production and bird survival.

Ruffed Grouse

Minnesota Ruffed Grouse Season

September 15 – January 1, 2019

 Limits: 5 per day, 10 possession in aggregate with Spruce

Woodcock

Minnesota Woodcock Season

September 22 – November 5, 2018

 Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

Spruce Grouse

Minnesota Spruce Grouse Season

September 15 – January 1, 2019

 Limits: 5 per day, 10 possession in aggregate with Ruffed

Ring-Necked Pheasant

Minnesota Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

October 13 – January 1, 2019

Limits: 2 per day, 6 possession or December 1 to close of season 3 per day, 9 possession

Sharptail Grouse

Minnesota Sharp-Tailed Grouse Season

September 15 – November 30, 2018

 Limits: 3 per day, 6 possession in certain areas only

Hungarian Partridge

Minnesota Hungarian Partridge Season

 September 15 – January 1, 2019

Limits: 5 per day, 10 possession

Prairie Chicken

Minnesota Prairie Chicken Season

September 29 – October 7, 2018

 Limits: 2 per season by lottery

Ohio Division of Wildlife

Open Letter to Governor John Kasich

Governor Kasich: Ohio’s wildlife and wild spaces are no place for power-brokering or politics. Despite over 30 conservation and sporting organizations and five retired Ohio Division of Wildlife chiefs calling for modest price increases in Ohio hunting and fishing licenses, the Ohio Division of Natural Resources Director James Zehringer, Assistant Directors Fred Shemp and Gary … Read more

Drought Image

Upland Birds Seeing Red

The US Drought Monitor Map gives a pretty depressing view for more than half the country. There is a distinct yellow to deep red tone painting most of the areas west of the Mississippi and south of the Oregon Trail. The Drought Monitor uses a number of factors – soil moisture, streamflow, precipitation and more … Read more