Elk Hunting Season Dates

Elk Type Season Start Dates End Dates Zones/Location
Either-sex A 9-Sep-23 17-Sep-23 20
Either-sex B 23-Sep-23 1-Oct-23 20
Either-sex C 7-Oct-23 15-Oct-23 20
Antlerless D 9-Sep-23 17-Sep-23 20
Antlerless E 23-Sep-23 1-Oct-23 20
Antlerless F 7-Oct-23 15-Oct-23 20
Either-sex G 9-Sep-23 17-Sep-23 30
Either-sex H 23-Sep-23 1-Oct-23 30


Minnesota Elk Hunting Season Dates

Elk Season General Information

  • Minnesota's elk hunting season is a unique and rare opportunity for hunters.
  • Participation in the elk hunt requires hunters to select a specific season, zone, and type of license, and they must obtain a license code 625.
  • Hunters are chosen through a lottery system, with a higher chance of selection for those who opt for a license without antlers.
  • Residents of Minnesota can apply for elk hunting licenses either individually or with a partner, but if two people apply together, they will each receive one elk tag, not two.
  • Mandatory Friday briefings are conducted to educate hunters on hunting procedures before each season.
  • The selected hunters are required to pay $288 for the license, along with a non-refundable $5 application fee.
  • Landowners have the opportunity to obtain one of the limited available licenses, and the landowner elk hunting website provides information about qualifications and application procedures.

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