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Minnesota Bird Hunting

Seasons Span September 24 – 
January 1, 2017

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
Ruffed Grouse

Minnesota Ruffed Grouse Season

September 17 – January 1, 2017

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

Woodcock

Minnesota Woodcock Season

September 24 – November 7, 2016

 Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

Spruce Grouse

Minnesota Spruce Grouse Season

September 17 – January 1, 2017

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

Ring-Necked Pheasant

Minnesota Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

October 15 – January 1, 2017

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 17 – November 30, 2016

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

Hungarian Partridge

Minnesota Hungarian Partridge Season

 September 17 – January 1, 2017

Limits: 5 per day, 10 possession

Prairie Chicken

Minnesota Prairie Chicken Season

September 24 – October 2, 2016

 Limits: 2 per season by lottery

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