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Recreation license or permit

Get ready to enjoy the great outdoors in Minnesota.

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Apply online when possible. Walk-in services are limited based on staffing and physical spacing guidelines. Learn about requirements when visiting county buildings.

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Unless exempt, all individuals 16 and older must purchase a license to hunt and fish in Minnesota. Fishing licenses are valid from March 1 to April 30 the following year and hunting licenses are valid from March 1 to February 28 the following year.

How to apply

Apply online with the MN DNR.

You can also visit one of our locations. Walk-in services are limited based on staffing and physical spacing guidelines.

Additional information

Anyone over the age of 16 on ski trails in state parks, trails or forests, or in grant-in-aid trails, must have a Minnesota ski pass. You must sign your pass and carry it with you when skiing.

How to apply

Apply online with the MN DNR.

You can also visit one of our locations. Walk-in services are limited based on staffing and physical spacing guidelines.

Cost

  • Daily pass: $6
  • Season pass: $20 (effective July 1 to June 30 of following year, i.e. 07/01/2010 – 06/30/2011)
  • 3-season pass: $55 (effective July 1 to June 30 of third year, i.e. 07/01/2010 – 06/30/2013)

More information

Your ski pass fee helps support Minnesota's cross-country ski trail system.

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