Spring Turkey Hunting Season in Minnesota

Visitors are encouraged to stay on trail and wear blaze orange during hunting seasons.

The spring wild turkey hunting season begins Wednesday, April 13 in certain refuge units. Turkey hunting is archery-only in the Louisville Swamp Unit (north of Middle Road) and Wilkie Unit (west of Eagle Creek).

Two special firearms hunt will occur this spring in the archery-only portion of the Louisville Swamp unit. The hunts will occur north of the State Access Trail. 

  • Youth Special Hunt April 16-17
  • Special Needs Veteran April 30-May 1


For refuge specific hunting regulations and a map, download the refuge hunting brochure or visit the hunting page.

For more information about Minnesota turkey hunting seasons and regulations, visit the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website at www.dnr.state.mn.us/hunting/turkey/index.html