Bow Hunting Regulations

Archery Hunting Season Dates

Registration

  • All Hunters: All hunters (Property owners & Non-property owners) Must register with the Inver Grove Heights Police Department. There is no cost. Please review the follow forms for required information and additional documentation:
  • 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. 
    • 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.

Hunting Regulations

  • 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 owner approves. 
  • Private Properties Excluding Hunting: The City Clerk 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. Click here for the full list. Contact the Police Department (651-450-2525) to add or remove your property from this list.
  • City Code: A full summary of Bow Hunting rules and regulations as stated by the City of Inver Grove Heights City Code can be found here.
  • 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 to approval to hunt on the property for that year's fall hunting season. 
  • Approval is not guaranteed. Exception requests will be approved or denied by the City Council on September 9, 2019. If approved, this exception is valid until December 31, 2019. 
  • Please review the follow forms for required information and additional documentation. Form C must be completed and submitted to the Inver Grove Heights Police Department by Friday, August 23, 2019:

Questions? Please call 651-450-2525.

  1. Police

    Physical Address
    8150 Barbara Avenue
    Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077

    Phone: 651-450-2525
    Fax: 651-450-2543


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