Deer hunts offered at state parksSpecial resource management deer hunts are scheduled to take place this fall at several Minnesota state parks.
Special resource management deer hunts are scheduled to take place this fall at several Minnesota state parks. Access to parks around the state will vary during the hunts, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Some parks will remain open to all visitors, some will have limited public access and some will be open only to hunters with special permits. For a list of parks that are open, partially open or closed during the 2012 hunting season, visit www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/hunting.html or call the DNR Information Center at 651-296-5157 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The DNR advises anyone planning to visit a state park between now and December to look online or call ahead to find out whether a hunt is planned and confirm whether the park will be open. The DNR also advises visitors to parks where hunts are planned to wear blaze orange, even if they will not be hunting.
Visitors should check for hunt-related information at the park office when they arrive, look carefully for hunt-related signage and follow instructions.