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    Premiere Fishing & Hunting in Minnesota’s Nature

    Grand Rapids, Minnesota is the premiere fishing and hunting destination located in up north Minnesota’s nature. You will find over 1,400 lakes to fish and over 1 million public accessible land to hunt in the greater Grand Rapids area. This makes us the premiere fishing and hunting destination in Minnesota!

    Northern Eli caught on Pokegama 6 16 21Fishing

    The Grand Rapids, MN area is home to more than 1,000 lakes prime for fishing. A fishing mecca for anglers in search of walleye, bass, crappies, northerns, musky, trout, panfish, perch and more. The Itasca area lakes have proven themselves by hosting a variety of amateur and professional fishing tournaments throughout the years. Check out our list at the bottom of the page for which lakes have the best bass and walleye fishing, including DNR reports and public access information.

    The mighty Mississippi River runs right through our city, as well as a number of smaller rivers and tributaries located in the area. If you want to casually fish overhead off of a bridge or go by boat, the river is the perfect place to target those walleye, bass, bluegill, crappie or muskie.

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    National Grouse and Woodcock Hunt 2017 2Hunting

    Bring along your favorite shotgun and bird dog. The Grand Rapids, MN area has over 1 million public accessible acres to hunt. Working aspen forests and hunters’ walking trails offer ruffed grouse hunters an exhilarating day in the field.

    The Grand Rapids area provides world-class upland bird hunting and is also the home of the prestigious National Ruffed Grouse Society Hunt held each October.

    White tail deer hunters can find a prime location within a short drive of Grand Rapids, although some research work is required in advance to find the right location on public lands. The mixed hardwood forests and numerous lakes provide excellent habitat for white tail deer.

    Steeped in rich tradition, deer hunting opener weekend is practically a holiday of its own in Grand Rapids. Deer hunting “widows” can find plenty to do in the area with city-wide craft sales and special ladies entertainment.

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    The Grand Rapids, MN area has a wide variety of lodging properties to stay while you are fishing and hunting in the area. You will find Hotels and Motels that are conveniently located in town, a charming Bed & Breakfast located on Pokegama Lake, locally owned Minnesota Resorts, in town Air B&B’s, and several vacation rental owners on beautiful lakes. Click HERE to find lodging.