There are 213 permits available in 30 zones, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Hunt participants will be selected in a random drawing. Season dates are Oct. 2 through Oct. 17. Hunters may apply at any DNR license agent or at the DNR License Center at 500 Lafayette Road in St. Paul.
“The moose season will continue because the few bulls taken annually do not significantly contribute to overall moose mortality,” said Lou Cornicelli, DNR big game coordinator. “We allocate moose licenses conservatively and anticipate only 100 will be harvested this fall by state hunters.”
Moose hunters must apply in parties of two to four individuals. An application fee of $3 per individual must be included with the application. Only Minnesota residents, at least 16 years of age, are eligible for the moose hunt. Only bull moose may be harvested.
Hunters who received permits for moose hunts in 1991 and later are not eligible. The license fee is $310 per party. Attendance at an orientation is mandatory for all hunters.