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Surplus hunting permits available for special hunts in seven Minnesota state parks

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Hastings, 55033

Hastings Minnesota 745 Spiral Boulevard 55033

Thirty-five Minnesota state parks will be open for special permit archery, firearm, or muzzleloader deer hunts in November and December, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

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Hunters who did not apply for a special permit or were not successful in the permit drawing may be able to purchase surplus permits for seven of the parks involved in special hunts.

Those permits are available by calling the park manager at the following Minnesota state parks:

  • Gooseberry Falls, (218) 834-3855, regular firearms, Nov. 8-23.
  • Great River Bluffs, (507) 643-6849, regular firearms, Nov. 22-24, Nov. 28-30.
  • Interstate, (651) 465-5711, muzzleloader, Nov. 29-Dec. 14.
  • Lake Bronson, (218) 754-2200, regular firearms, Nov. 8-16.
  • Scenic, (218) 743-3362, regular firearms, Nov. 8-23.
  • Split Rock Lighthouse, (218) 226-6377, regular firearms, Nov. 8-23.
  • Tettegouche, (218) 226-6365, regular firearms, Nov. 8-23.

    All hunters must have a firearms or muzzleloader license to obtain a permit.

    Hunters who wish to camp at the park hosting a special hunt will not need reservations. After Nov. 1, all camping at Minnesota state parks is on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Every effort will be made to accommodate disabled hunters who have already received a special permit or are interested in obtaining a surplus special permit.

    Two Minnesota state parks - Frontenac and Wild River - already have specific arrangements in place:

    For information, see www.mnstateparks.info.

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