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Posted on: August 8, 2018

City Deer Hunt

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2018 Deer Hunt Application Form

The City of Owatonna is holding an archery deer hunt, two seasons, November 3-24 and November 25-December 21, 2018. Application fee is $12 to the City of Owatonna, non-refundable. Registration deadline is September 14, 2018 at 4 p.m. All applicants must pass a proficiency test using the same equipment with which they will be hunting. Fifty applicants are randomly drawn to test. Two sets of fifteen permits are randomly awarded from the pool of those passing the proficiency test. Hunters must be at least 18 years of age. After drawing, hunters are called in the order they were drawn to choose their location with a member of the park crew.


Only antlerless deer may be harvested in/on Cashman Park, Hamman Park, Kaplan’s Woods, Kaplan’s Woods Parkway, North Straight River Park Area, Leo Rudolph Nature Reserve, Manthey Park, Maple Creek Parkway and Kriesel Park. However, once you take an antlerless deer, you are able to Earn-A-Buck. Dates for the hunt are November 3-24 and November 25 – December 21.


All Minnesota DNR rules and regulations apply. More information is available on the special hunt application.


Application forms are available on the City of Owatonna website, the Parks and Recreation website and at the Parks & Recreation Office, 540 West Hills Circle.

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