2021-2022 Hunting & Trapping Season Dates

Summary of Opening/Closing Dates, for limits and additional regulations click here

  • White Tailed Deer: 9/1/21 to 12/31/21
  • Black Bear: 8/28/21 to 10/31/21
  • Grouse: 9/1/21 to 12/31/21
  • Beaver, Fox, Mink, Muskrat, Raccoon 10/2/21 to 2/28/21
  • Bobcat, Fisher, Pine Marten: 11/6/21 to 1/31/21
  • River Otter: 10/2/21 to 4/30/22
  • Ducks, Coots, Merganser: 9/11/21 to 12/31/21
  • Geese: 8/28/21 to 12/31/21

NOTE: All Wild Rice beds are OPEN for harvesting daily and includes all potholes. Harvest hours are sunrise to sunset.



MNDNR promulgated an Experimental Early Waterfowl Teal Season set for September 4 through 8, 2021. Due to public safety concerns presented by the overlap of over-water waterfowl hunting and the Wild Rice harvest season within Leech Lake Reservation, Leech Lake Reservation Wild Rice waters will be closed to over-water waterfowl hunting for the experimental teal and early goose seasons.

The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe maintains exclusive jurisdiction and authority over the management and protection of Wild Rice and Tribal Member safety. Closure of waters with actively harvested wild rice beds is consistent with MINN. STAT. 97A.151 & LLRBC Resolution #2022-16. Hunters on waters with active rice beds will be removed. For further information and list of closed waters please contact Leech Lake Division of Resource Management at 218-335-7400 or visit www.llojibwe.org/drm.

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2021 Anishinaabe Culture Skills Camp
Youth Skills Camp Ad

Applications are now open for the 2021 Anishinaabe Youth Skills Camp. We highly encourage both young men and women to apply. There will be both female and male mentors for all activities.

Applications will be accepted until September 30, 2021.

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Watercraft Decontamination Stations

Aquatic Invasive Species Watercraft Decontamination Stations in Cass County

FREE Decontamination. Call 218-682-2225 (ACCL) for Cass or text CWCDECON to 72345 for Crow Wing

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