The Best Hunting MN Has to Offer

Grand Rapids: Home of Hunters

In Northern MN, the seasons aren’t always marked by climate change. Up here, we also organize them by animal: deer season, duck season, bear season, pheasant season…. And for good reason! The Grand Rapids area offers some of the best hunting in Minnesota. Good habitat, well-managed and abundant public land, and an accommodating hospitality community combine for a desirable location for the serious outdoorsman and woman.

Grand Rapids is the location of the state office of the Minnesota Deer Hunter’s Association and also the NE Regional Offices of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. A wide variety of sportsman’s clubs can also be found in the area. Season opener dates for hunting and fishing can be found on our calendar of events.

Most lodging properties in Grand Rapids are happy to welcome hunters,  and some may even offer special hunting deals. Be sure to contact individual properties for more information.

Hunter’s Lodging Deals


Grand Rapids Area Hunting Maps and Information

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Hunting & Trapping Resource

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Hunting Land Locations Resource: Will give you hunting tips, description of the different types of public and private hunting land in Minnesota.

Check out Upper Mississippi-UMP Forest Legacy Project that was set up to protect more than 187.876 acres of Northwoods forests, wetlands and shoreline currently owned by UPM located in North-central to North-eastern Minnesota:
Upper Mississippi-UPM Forest Legacy Project
Upper Mississippi-UPM Forest Legacy Project Map

Chippewa National Forest
Hunting Information
USDA Recreation Map

Deer River, MN
Johnson Lake Hunter Walking Trail
Skeeter Lake Hunter Walking Trail
Sugar Lake Hunter Walking Trail

Marcell, MN
Jingo Lake Hunter Walking Trail
Spur Lake Hunter Walking Trail

Itasca County Wildlife Management Areas

Minnesota State Forest Hunting Land in Itasca County: Select Itasca County from the drop down menu to pull up each of the hunter walking trail maps, and by clicking on the pdf tab you will be able to download and print each of the maps.

Private Property Hunting…it’s a privilege: The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Regulations Handbook, require hunters to get permission to hunt agricultural land. Also, hunters can’t hunt any posted private land unless they have written permission, and they can’t hunt land if they’ve been told to leave. To find out if unmarked land is private, inquire at the county auditor’s office.