Minnesota

Minnesota, the Land of 10,000 lakes, is a true paradise for hunters and anglers. Its pristine lakes and forests are home to an abundance of game and fish species that draw outdoor enthusiasts from around the country. Anglers in Minnesota can cast a line for a variety of fish species, including walleye, northern pike, trophy muskie, and bass. The state’s many lakes, rivers, and streams offer a wealth of fishing opportunities, from the peaceful tranquility of the boundary waters to the exciting challenge of Lake Vermillion. Hunters in Minnesota can also enjoy a range of game species, from white-tailed deer and black bear to grouse and waterfowl. The state’s vast forests and grasslands provide the perfect setting for a challenging hunt, while its numerous wildlife management areas and state parks offer opportunities to explore Minnesota’s natural beauty. The North Star State’s small towns and cities are filled with shops, restaurants, and attractions that pay tribute to this heritage, offering visitors a chance to experience the state’s unique character and charm.

For more information on the elected officials protecting and promoting the sportsmen’s traditions in Minnesota, please contact:


Minnesota State Caucus Fact Sheet

Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus

Senator Amy Klobuchar
Representative Angie Craig
Representative Tom Emmer
Representative Pete Stauber

Minnesota Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus Member

Governor Tim Walz

Minnesota Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Leadership

Representative Leon Lillie
Representative Jim Nash

News Alerts

Nov 06 2023 Does and Don’ts: Deer Season Updates in the Great Lakes States

Why it Matters: The 2023 legislative sessions have brought several key changes to deer...

Jul 24 2023 CSF Stridently Opposes Minnesota DNR’s Emergency Order Prohibiting Lead Ammunition on Certain State Lands

Why It Matters: Across the United States, state fish and wildlife agencies make management...

May 30 2023 Minnesota Legislative Session Closes with Major Victories for Sportsmen and Women

Why It Matters: In policymaking, omnibus legislation is the result of compromise between legislators...

Apr 17 2023 Minnesota Budget Bill would Ban Lead Sinkers

Why It Matters: Prohibiting the use of lead fishing equipment in certain Minnesota waters...

Feb 13 2023 Key Legislative Updates from the Upper Midwest

Why It Matters: Bills piling up on legislative calendars across the country means that...

Oct 31 2022 Minnesota DNR Repeals Partial Lead Ammunition Ban

Why It Matters: Because alternative ammunition options are often more costly and limited or...

Mar 22 2021 Great Lakes Wolf Recovery is Conservation Success Story

Contact: Nick Buggia, Upper Midwestern States ManagerHighlightsWhy it Matters: The Endangered Species Act (ESA) was...

Feb 22 2021 Virtual Conservation Policy Forum Held in the North Star State

Contact: Nick Buggia, Upper Midwestern States ManagerOn February 16, the Minnesota Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus (Caucus) hosted a...

May 26 2020 Midwest: 2020 Regional Legislative Update

Contacts: Nick Buggia, Upper Midwestern States Manager; Kent Keene, Lower Midwestern States Coordinator Since...

Feb 24 2020 Midwest: Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation Attends Annual Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic

Contact: Kent Keene, Lower Midwestern States CoordinatorOn February 14-16, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) Lower...

Jul 01 2019 Minnesota: Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation and Partners Provide Comment on Gray Wolf Delisting

Contact: Nick Buggia, Upper Midwestern States ManagerOn June 25, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

Apr 15 2019 Minnesota: Governor Walz Joins the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus

By Nick Buggia, Upper Midwestern States ManagerNewly elected Minnesota Governor, and former Congressional Sportsmen’s...

Jan 22 2019 Minnesota Hosts Successful Conservation Roundtable

By Nick Buggia, Midwestern States ManagerOn January 11, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s (CSF) Upper...

Jan 25 2018 Midwestern Region: Pro-Sportsmen Legislation Introduced as Legislative Sessions Begin

Since the start of the new year, states across the Midwest have been convening...

Feb 23 2017 Minnesota: Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Joins with Conservation Leaders at Pheasant Fest

On February 17, as part of the 2017 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic...

Sep 08 2016 Minnesota: DNR Hosts Summit on Hunter and Angler Recruitment and Retention

The participation rates in the state have dropped around five percent in hunting and...

Oct 23 2015 Minnesota DNR Proposes Lead Shot Ban on 600,000 Acres of Public Land

On October 13, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released a proposed rule...

Latest policy updates

Over the last decade, many states have expanded opportunities for archery hunters...

Many sportsmen and women depend on federal lands managed by agencies such...

Introduction Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a progressive, fatal, degenerative neurological disease...

In addition to the American System of Conservation Funding, some states have...

Over the last few decades, rising costs for natural resource management and...

Similar to hunting and fishing licenses, many states now allow hunters to...

Properly managed wildlife habitat is essential for supporting sustainable and healthy wildlife...

The practice of farming cervids (members of the deer family such as...

As with many Constitutional protections, the court system has created carve-outs and...

Though hunting, fishing, and harvesting wildlife (including by trapping) have long been...

Recent advances in technology, such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s), which can...

The vast majority of states throughout the nation offer an online component...

Reports and Data

Jan 01 2022 Minnesota: American System of Conservation Funding Fact Sheet

Minnesota: American System of Conservation Funding Fact Sheet

Jan 01 2013 2013 Sportsmen's Economic Impact Report - Minnesota

2013 Sportsmen’s Economic Impact Report - Minnesota

Jan 01 2007 2006 Economic Impact Report — Minnesota

Sportsmen and women support as many jobs in Minnesota as the University of Minnesota,...

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