Bow Hunting Regulations
Archery Hunting Season Dates
Deer Season information can be found on the MN DNR website at: http://dnr.state.mn.us/hunting/deer/index.html..
FORM A or FORM B must be submitted via email with your hunting license, along with proof of proficiency to the IGH Police Department. All hunters (Property owners & Non-property owners) must register with the Inver Grove Heights Police Department. There is no cost.
To register, please complete and send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- FORM A (fillable PDF)
- FORM B (fillable PDF) - Non-Property Owners Only (Individuals who are not the owner of the property they intend to hunt on must complete FORM B and provide a copy of bow hunting proficiency).
- Attach an electronic copy your 2021 hunting license to your email
- Attach an electronic copy of your proof of proficiency* documentation to your email.
- *Proof of proficiency: This is obtained at a local or regional archery range or outdoor sporting goods store. This is a measure of the individual's ability to shoot five of five arrows into a 4” target at 20 yards. The proficiency test must be completed every 24 months from the original certification date.
Bow Hunting Map: Hunting is not allowed on public land in Inver Grove Heights. Hunting is only allowed on private properties located in the permitted hunting area of the Bow Hunting Map, so long as the property owners approve.
Private Properties Excluded from Hunting: The City Clerk through the Police Department maintains a list of properties that do not allow hunting. The purpose of the list is to present an opportunity for an owner to make known that the owner has decided not to grant permission with the result that contacts with the owner are reduced or eliminated.
If a property owner wishes to add or remove their property from the properties that do not allow hunting please contact the Police Department at 651-450-2525 to have the list updated.
City Code: 5-6-1 Use of Firearms and Bows and Arrows.
Summarized Bow Hunting Regulations
Hunting is not allowed within the follow areas of the city:
- 200 feet of driveways or 300 feet of structures by the person engaged in the shooting unless the owner of the driveway or structure consents in writing and provides such permission to the police department, to a lesser restriction
- Within 200 feet of any public street or private roadway is not allowed
- Within 300 feet of any residential or commercial structure.
Properties of 2.5 acres or greater: Hunting is limited to the owners of the parcel, the residents, and parents and children, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters of the owners.
Propertied of 5 acres or greater or combined properties with contiguous parcels of 5 acres or greater: The residents of the parcel, the parents and children, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters of owners or residents, and those receiving permission from all the owners may hunt.
On an individual parcel of 5 acres or more in size: The owners of the parcel, the residents of the parcel and the parents, children, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters of the owners or residents and those receiving permission from the owner may hunt.
Property Exception Requests
Property owners located outside the permitted bow hunting area may apply for a property exception for approval to hunt on the property for that year's fall hunting season.
Please contact Commander Sean Folmar at: 651-450-2465.