NEWSBRIEF: Apply for Dakota County deer hunting lottery

Dakota County has managed deer populations in its parks by using controlled hunts. Controlling deer populations contributes to natural reforestation and reduces damage to agricultural crops and landscaping.

Reducing deer populations also improves the parks’ habitat for other wildlife that benefit from diverse ground and shrub layer plants.

Lottery application submission for Lebanon Hills Regional Park and Spring Lake Park Reserve is Aug. 31. The deadline for the Miesville Ravine, with the Department of Natural Resources, is Sept. 6.

 

2018 deer hunting options

• Lebanon Hills Regional Park (archery)

Nov. 5–7, Nov. 12–14, Nov. 19–21; Monday, all 

day; Tuesday and Wednesday, 5 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Orientation meetings are on Oct. 10, 6 to 7:30 

p.m. or Oct. 18, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

• Spring Lake Park Reserve (archery)

Nov. 8–12, Nov. 15–18; all day (Schaar’s Bluff 

area will remain open)

Orientation meetings are on Oct. 10, 6 to 7:30 

p.m. or Oct. 18, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

• Miesville Ravine Park Reserve (shotgun and 

muzzleloader)

Nov. 17–25, all day for the shotgun hunt (This 

is during the 3B season)

Dec. 1–9, all day for the muzzleloader hunt

Orientation meetings are on Nov. 1, 6 to 7:30 

p.m. or Nov. 8, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

 

If you are selected, you must attend one of the orientation meetings for your hunt. To be eligible for hunting, you must complete an online application, and you must obtain a valid hunting license from the Minnesota DNR prior to the hunt.

For more information visit www.co.dakota.mn.us/parks/Activities/Hunting/Pages/deer-hunting.aspx.

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