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Red Lake Hunting Regulations

Red Lake Tribal Members

  • Waterfowl:
    No closed season, no bag limits, except in designated waterfowl production areas (Kiwosay, Zah Gheeng). Limited or no harvest of waterfowl is recommended during spring and summer.
  • Big Game:
    Season is from September 15 through December 31, with no harvest limit.
  • Small Game:
    No closed season, no bag limits. Limited or no harvest of small game is recommended during spring and summer.
  • Moose:
    SEASON IS CLOSED per Tribal Resolution

Non-Members

All Permits may be purchased at the Red Lake Department of Public safety. Deer and small game permits are seasonally available at the Northwest Angle.

  • Waterfowl:
    Seasons and bag limits are the same as in state and federal regulations. Allowed only on designated portions of the Diminished Reservation. Tribal Guide required.
  • Big Game:
    Deer hunting allowed at Northwest Angle only, with season concurrent with Minnesota’s Zone-1 deer season. Tribal officials may issue special “non-member relative” permits for hunting on the Diminished Reservation.
  • Small Game:
    Ceded lands and Northwest Angle only. Seasons and bag limits are the same as MN state regulations.

Seasons, limits and other regulations are subject to revision at any time by the Red Lake Tribal Council. Questions pertaining to hunting opportunities on Red Lake lands should be directed to the RL Department of Public Safety (218)-679-3315, or RL Department of Natural Resources (218)-679-3959.

Please help protect our natural resources. Respect tribal regulations and report any violations of fish and game laws to the Red Lake Department of Public Safety.