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Regulation Changes: 2023-24 Deer Season
Rainbow trout start getting stocked in the winter. Get more information on area regulations and locations.
Get more info on how to get started, season dates, species, and regulations.
Ice Melter Damage
Ice melters can damage plants, making them grow slowly, become deformed, succumb to disease, or die.
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If you care about crops and native wildlife, please do what you can to control invasive species when you landscape, farm, hunt, fish, camp, or explore nature.
Bear Permit Application (May 1-31)
Elk Permit Application (May 1-31)
Upper Mississippi Blind Draw (June 18 - July3)
Elk/Bear Permit Draw Results (July 1)
In-Season Waterfowl Draw (Oct. 12 - Jan. 17)
Managed Deer Hunt Application (July 1-31)
Managed Deer Hunt Results (Aug. 15)
Pre-Season Waterfowl Draw (Sep. 1-18)
Pre-Season Waterfowl Draw Results (Oct. 1)
Spring Turkey Managed Hunts (Feb. 1-28)
Spring Turkey Managed Hunt Results (March 15)
Regulation changes for the 2023-24 deer season include a new firearms early antlerless portion, a new firearms CWD portion, and changes to firearms antlerless permit numbers in most counties.