Minnesota Bird Hunting

Seasons Span September 15 – January 2, 2022

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

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

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*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 18 – January 2, 2022

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


Woodcock

Minnesota Woodcock Season

September 25 – November 8, 2021

Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession


Spruce Grouse

Minnesota Spruce Grouse Season

September 18 – January 2, 2022

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


Ring-Necked Pheasant

Minnesota Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

October 16 – January 2, 2022

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

Northwest Zone: September 16 – November 30, 2021

East Central Zone: October 14 – November 30, 2021

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


Hungarian Partridge

Minnesota Hungarian Partridge Season

September 15 – January 2, 2022

Limits: 5 per day, 10 possession


Prairie Chicken

Minnesota Prairie Chicken Season

September 25 – October 3, 2021

Limits: 2 per season by lottery

Charlie the Shorthair

Lost……again

“I am lost” “Going to shoot. Let me know if you can hear it.” “Hear it?” “I was 50 yards from the truck.” It’s…

Final West Virginia Hunt

End of Season Omens

Rio the setter suddenly hits the brakes, sliding to a stop on a steep grade beside an old logging road being reclaimed by the…

Alaska Mountains

The Alaska Standoff

Alaska and I are at odds. I’m here to take her birds. She’s not giving them up easily. I’m to earn them one vertical…