June 15 Deadline to Apply for Minnesota Elk Hunt

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering 22 once-in-a-lifetime elk hunting licenses in 2018 but the deadline to apply is June 15.

“A number of antlerless-only elk licenses are being offered this year for the Kittson-Central herd to reduce that population,” said Erik Thorson, DNR acting big game program leader, told the Minnesota Ag Connection. “Our latest survey counted 75 elk in this herd, which is above the population goal of 50 to 60 identified in the elk management plan.”

Licenses will be available for three elk seasons in Kittson County’s central zone and just the first season in the northeast zone. The Grygla area elk zone will not be open to hunting in 2018 because that area’s elk population remains below the population goal.

Find more information here.

(Photo source: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources)