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Hunting regulations and hours

New rule: A rule allowing hunters to leave portable ground blinds, tree stands and elevated devices out overnight on DNR-managed land will be in effect for fall 2017.

  • North of Highway 64, each hunter may now leave up to two portable devices per county overnight on DNR-managed lands from Sept. 1 - Jan. 31, 2018.
    • On state park system lands, portable blinds may be placed overnight only in the timeframe seven days prior to and seven days after an established fall hunting season.
    • The new rule is specific to DNR-managed lands and does not necessarily apply on other lands.
  • South of Highway 64, hunters shall remove ground blinds and elevated devices daily at the end of shooting hours (except for waterfowl blinds).

2017 hunting regulations

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Season dates

Last revised: Wednesday July 12 2017