National Forest Lands in Minnesota

National forest lands in Minnesota are open to various public uses, including camping, hunting, fishing, trapping, snowmobiling, and off-highway vehicle (OHV) use with some restrictions. Here are some regulations for hunting on national forest lands:

  • Minnesota state hunting, fishing, trapping, snowmobiling, and OHV regulations apply on national forest lands.
  • Special designation areas within national forests may have additional restrictions.
  • It is prohibited to construct, place, or maintain any structure or enclosure on national forest land without authorization.
  • Portable stands that are not enclosed with walls or a roof and do not damage natural features are allowed from August 15 to December 31.
  • Portable stands and blinds left unattended on national forest lands after the close of the hunting season are subject to impoundment.
  • Cross-country or off-road OHV use for any purpose is prohibited.
  • Commercial activities such as outfitting and guiding may not be conducted without a Special-Use Authorization issued by national forest management.
  • Cutting or damaging of trees, including the cutting of shooting lanes, is prohibited.
  • Constructing, placing, or maintaining any kind of road, trail, structure, or other improvement is prohibited.
  • Storing or abandoning any personal property on national forest lands is prohibited.
  • Discharging a firearm within 150 yards of a residence, building, campsite, developed recreation site, or occupied area is not allowed on national forest land.
  • Dumping of any refuse, debris, trash, or litter on national forest lands is prohibited.
  • Damaging or removing any natural/cultural feature or federal property is prohibited.
  • Fire restrictions must be observed when in effect.

For additional information, you can contact:

  • Chippewa National Forest: Website | Phone: 218-335-8600
  • Superior National Forest: Website | Phone: 218-626-4300

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