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Bow Hunting Regulations
Archery Season
Archery Season is 9/14/13 through 12/31/13.

Bow Hunters may be property owners or have received written permission from the owner. Hunters who have received written permission from a property owner must inform the Police Department of dates when hunting will take place, etc. They must also show a valid State of Minnesota deer hunting license and comply with all laws and regulations of the State of Minnesota related to deer hunting. If you are hunting on your own property you are not required to register with the Police Department.

Additional regulations include: 
  • Restricting discharge within 200 feet of driveways not owned by the person engaged in the shooting unless the owner of the driveway consents to a lesser restriction.
  • Restricting discharge within 200 feet of any public street or private roadway.
  • There shall be no shooting or discharge of any bow and arrow within three hundred (300) feet of any residential or commercial structure.
  • Limiting bow and arrow use to parcels of 2.5 acres or greater to the owners of the parcel, the residents, and parents and children, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters of the owners.
  • Limiting bow and arrow use to parcels of 5 acres or greater.  Including any parcel of less than 5 acres in size when combined with contiguous parcels to the owners, the residents of the parcel, the parents and children, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters of owners or residents, and those receiving permission from all the owners.
  • On an individual parcel of 5 acres or more in size, only the owners of the parcel, the residents of the parcel and the parents, children, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters of the owners or residents and those receiving permission from the owner.

To facilitate inquiries with respect to which parcels of land are not available for hunting because the owners decline to grant permission, the Deputy Clerk shall maintain a list by owner name and address for such non-available parcels.

In order for the owner name and parcel address to be placed on the list, the parcel owner must in writing notify the Deputy Clerk that the owner wishes to be on the list and has decided not to grant permission for hunting or target practice. The name of the owner and the parcel address shall be removed from the list if the owner files a written request with the Deputy Clerk to remove the owner name and parcel address. The creation of the list is a voluntary program. There is no requirement that an owner and parcel be on the list in order for the owner to decline permission to anyone for hunting or target practice. The purpose of the list is to present an opportunity for an owner to make known that the owner has decided not to grant permission with the result that contacts with the owner are reduced or eliminated.

If you have any questions, please call 651-450-2512.