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Deer Hunt Program

In response to deer complaints relating to flower and shrub destruction and traffic safety, the City of Red Wing established an archery deer hunting program in the 1990's. The program implemented deer hunting within areas previously closed to all hunting. In 1998, through the use of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Bonus Permits, the program was extended to allow hunters to harvest up to five deer each.

Every year, city staff works with State of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials to evaluate the previous year's hunt statistics and recommends changes. Applicants are encouraged to be familiar with ALL rules and requirements for the special hunt.

Changes to the 2013 Hunt Program were approved by City Council at their April 8, 2013 Council Meeting.

Permit Location


Monday - Saturday 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The special deer hunt permit is valid in accordance with Minnesota DNR regulations. Permits may be purchased at Four Seasons Sports at 2301 Old West Main Street (651-388-4334), or for more information, please contact the City of Red Wing at 651-385-3674.

For a full list of rules, please click here.


Permission to hunt on public property with archery will be granted for Memorial Park, Coon Hill and Oakwood Cemetery and the Sand Hill water tower area only through this application process.  Please click here to view the Red Wing Deer Hunt Map.  For access to the City of Red Wing's GIS Web Mapping for property/parcel ownership information and aerial photos, Click Here.


This Special Hunt is valid from April 15, 2014 through December 31, 2014 in accordance with Minnesota DNR regulations.
NO hunting shall be allowed between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. in Memorial Park or Coon Hill.


There is a Non-Refundable $20.00 fee for the permit.


All applicable forms for the 2014 Special Hunt are available by clicking on any of the links below.


Proof of successful completion of an Archery Proficiency Test from Four Seasons Sport Shop in Red Wing (proficiency test shall consist of 6 shots, 3 shots at a spot target and 3 shots at a deer target and 2 out of 3 passing shots at each target must be made);
MN DNR 2013 Archery License;
$20.00 Non-Refundable Fee


Application for the Special Hunt can be obtained at Four Seasons Sports, 2301 Old West Main Street, Red Wing, MN, Monday through Saturday, 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For more information on deer hunting in Red Wing, call 651.385-3674.

"Earn A Buck" Program

The Earn-a-Buck program allows a hunter to harvest a buck in Memorial Park, Oakwood Cemetery, Coon Hill and the Sand Hill water tower area when they have harvested an anterless deer in any “Archery Only” Zone within the City limits of Red Wing. After a hunter has harvested an anterless deer, they must have the Earn a buck form filled out with verification of a anterless deer harvested. This must be verified and signed at Four Season Sports, or other authorized City or DNR staff. The authorization form can be signed Monday through Friday at the Public Works Building, 229 Tyler Road North, Red Wing, MN, or any time at the Police Department. The Special Hunt permit is valid April 15, 2014 through December 31, 2014 in accordance with Minnesota DNR regulations. For more information on the City hunt contact Public Works at 651-385-3674.