Whether you hunt for meat, sport, or enjoyment, deer hunting season is popular in the Lake Mille Lacs area.
Public Hunting on Mille Lacs
Wildlife Management Areas exist to maintain and manage the habitat for mammals, including deer, and birds. Public hunting, in accordance with all regulations, is allowed at the Mille Lacs Wildlife Management Area on the south end of the lake. Hunting is also allowed at the Aitkin Wildlife Management Area on the north end of the lake, with the Rice River running through the north side.
Along the north shore of Lake Mille Lacs, you’ll also find hunting areas within Wealthwood State Forest and Ripple River Wildlife Management Area, which covers nearly half of the state forest. State lands and hunting preserves are among other areas that attract hunters during deer hunting season.
Plenty of dining and lodging
After a long day of hunting, you’ll be hungry and will need a place to hang your blaze-orange hat. Check out the many dining and lodging options that are available at Lake Mille Lacs. Whether you want a big steak or burger, buffet, fish, or pizza, you’ll find it here, along with easily accessible cabins, hotels, or campgrounds. Good luck, hunters!
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