Wild Game Hunting Grounds Burnsville MN

Local resource for Wild Game Hunting Grounds in Burnsville. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to hunting locations, deer hunting, elk hunting, trapping locations, bear hunting, pheasant hunting, mountain lion hunting, as well as advice and content on information regarding hunting locations, types of game in those areas and hunting license information.

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge
(952) 854-5900
3815 East 80th St.
Bloomington, MN
Other Activties
Fishing; Hiking; Historic & Cultural Site; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Visitor Center; Wildlife Viewing

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge
(952) 854-5900
3815 American Blvd. East Bloomington
Minneapolis, MN
Chippewa National Forest
(218) 335-8600
P.O. Box 244
Cass Lake, MN
Other Activties
Auto Touring; Biking; Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Historic & Cultural Site; Horseback Riding; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Off Highway Vehicle; Picnicking; Recreational Vehicles; Visitor Center; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing; Winter Sports

Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge
(320) 273-2191
44843 County Road 19
Odessa, MN
Other Activties
Auto Touring; Boating; Fishing; Hiking; Historic & Cultural Site; Hunting; Wildlife Viewing

Mosomo Point
(218) 246-2123
Deer River, MN
Other Activties
Biking; Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting

Tharwat Farrag
2213Cenntral Ave. Ne
Minneapolis, MN
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Minnesota Valley Wetland Management District
(952) 854-5900
3815 American Blvd. East Bloomington
Minneapolis, MN
Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge
(507) 452-4232
51 East 4th Street
Winona, MN
Other Activties
Hunting; Visitor Center; Wildlife Viewing

Mississippi River - Pool 5
(507) 895-6341
1114 S. Oak St.
La Crescent, MN
Other Activties
Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Hunting; Picnicking; Recreational Vehicles; Visitor Center; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing; Winter Sports

Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District
(218) 847-4431
26624 N. Tower Road
Detroit Lakes, MN
Other Activties
Hiking; Hunting; Visitor Center

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Free Scouting Maps

Scott Scherer

As a guide we sometimes pick up new properties every year. All my hunting buddies will buy a topo of every farm they hunt. That can get expensive for us. We also travel around 5000 miles every year hunting deer and turkey and that would break the bank account.

We have found out that by using MAPQUEST we get a great AERIAL view of the farm we are hunting. It shows us everything we need like ponds, bottlenecks, creeks and so on. These maps do NOT show elevation and might not work for the mountain hunters. 

Just type in the address you are hunting and you can follow roads around your property. You can also print one off to take with you or hang in your house to show deer movement or treestand placement.

Hope this helps and saves you money.

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Hunting Public Land


Hunting public land can be one of the most difficult places to hunt. When hunting these lands you have to understand that these lands are for everyone. I have been hunting public lands for quite a while now. I do have properties that I have permission to hunt on but during much of the hunting season I am about two hours from those locations due to work and schooling. Due to location I was forced to find new areas to hunt. So I looked for state land in my area and found areas hunting was allowed. I learned about regulations and important details about this land.

After doing all of my homework about the land it was time to go and explore the new areas. I looked at the map, chose four different locations, and went to it. When hunting public lands it’s always a good idea to have more than one spot to hunt, so if hunters are in one of your spots then you have other options to turn to. Things that I looked for were the obvious signs of deer; trails, rubs, and tracks. All of these things are important in finding an ideal whitetail habitat. But other things that many hunters don’t think of are funnels, bedding areas, food sources, and pressured areas vs. non pressured areas. I learned to go further into the woods. The reason for this is most hunters don’t travel deep into the public lands they go to where they first see deer sign and hunt that area which will most likely be the most pressured area.

Last hunting season (fall of 2009) I shot two bucks on public land. The way I did this was I scouted and learned as much about the land as I could. I hunted a location in the fall that I called the buck haven. This area was three miles in the middle of the public land; it was a place where no signs of humans existed. It was a perfect place to hunt.

Before hunting season I scouted this area and saw three bucks traveling in a bachelor group. I found two ridges that made a perfect funnel where the deer used it as a travel route to get to...

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Utah Elk Hunting: The Limited Units, Part 1

While I’m not particularly high on many of Utah’s general elk opportunities, their limited elk hunts are generally a different story.  Utah’s limited elk hunts can be further broken down by price: premium limited or standard limited.  At $795 (compared to $388) plus the $65 hunting license, there is quite a large premium charged for these tags.  Still, they are somewhat of a bargain compared to the $1,500 charged for the premium limited tags.  And in reality, your travel expenses will probably exceed the price of the limited tag. Sure it adds up, but the price also tends to weed out more casual applicants.  Even the residents are charged $280 for that tag and $508 for the premium limited.  So if you claim to hunt only for the meat, these tags are obviously not for you.  The premium limited entry tag is not for any kind of a different area, it just allows you to hunt during all of the limited seasons.  Since I’m writing this more for the nonresident who likely has a less than a week to hunt, there’s no really good reason to go for the premium tag.

The Utah limited tags are one of the great opportunities to hunt quality managed elk.  In most general or OTC areas throughout the west, the elk are managed for a maximum sustained yield.  Not so in these limited units.  Fewer than 20% of the bulls are harvested yearly in many Utah’s limited units, which allows for an excellent opportunity at an older age class bull.  Another important factor in most of the limited tags is that the hunting pressure is very low.  In many cases there is far less than one hunter per square mile of public land.  Success rates also tend to be much higher than your typical general unit, which can be a function of both accessibility and pressure.   This week I’ll just cover some of the units to avoid, next we can talk about which units to really focus on.

But of course there are some downsides to these hunts:  draw odds can be quite steep, and the cost of the tag is 50% higher than in Colorado.  Choosing to archery hunt will increase your odds substantially.  For example the Book Cliffs, Bitter Creek hunt, your odds of drawing are twice as good with archery equipment.  Odds are even better with a muzzleloader in some areas, so learn to read the drawing odds reports before you get your hopes up.  Another way to increase your odds is to apply for the late rifle bull hunts.  They are in mid November typically, as opposed to the early bull hunts in mid-September, which are in much higher demand.  The muzzleloader hunts are in late September through early October.

As with the general hunts, I’ll start with some areas you should probably avoid, then work our way up to some much better limited hunts.  The Cache hunts really ought to be left to the residents.  It’s a popular area to hunt because it’s so close to much of Utah’s population, not because the el...

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