Minnesota boasts over 110 game species with 1.1 million acres of state wildlife management areas and nearly 185,000 acres of federal waterfowl production areas. Big game hunters can pursue deer, bear, and for the fortunate, moose. Other small game and migratory/waterfowl species include snipe, coot, partridge, pheasant, grouse, woodcock, turkey, duck, geese, coyote, and fox.
There is a reason Minnesota is nicknamed, “The Land of 10,000 Lakes,” and has become a state nationally recognized for its year-round fishing. With over 158 species of fish, nearly 15,00 miles of streams, and 5,493 lakes, there is something for every fisherman. The official state fish is the walleye, which can be found throughout the state lakes along with other species such as largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, yellow bullhead, perch, green sunfish, northern pike, and muskellunge.