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Moose Hunting

Photo by Lynn Rogers (used with permission)

Yes, hunting is allowed in the Boundary Waters.  As with canoeing, permits are required in the BWCA.  The challenge as well, for moose hunting, is the fact that motors, wheeled transportation devices, and machinery is not allowed in the BWCA.  This makes a challenge for hauling the moose out and keeping it cool enough to stay fresh.  Hunting in the BWCA is not recommended except for experienced hunters with with past Boundary Waters experience.

Additionally, the Department of Natural Resources requires a hunting license and a orientation session.  Both BWCA permits and hunting licenses are limited in number for each area of the BWCA.

Moose hunting in Minnesota is limited to residents only, by permit.  Beginning with the 1991 season, moose hunting has been a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in Minnesota.

Information about Moose
2009 Hunt Info (PDF) Moose Hunt Details License Application Info
2001 Moose Harvest 2004 Harvest (PDF) Maps
Other Fall Activities Additional Moose Info Zone Map (PDF)

Hunting Links

Black Bear Hunting Hunting Guides
White Tailed Deer Hunting Grouse Hunting
BWCA Permits

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