Archery Deer Hunting

RequirementsBuck Walking

The City limits the participation in the archery deer program to residents of the city of Anoka only and controls the number of hunters allowed on each property. Youth (age 12 to 17 years of age) interested in hunting must live within the city of Anoka or attend  Anoka High School or Anoka Middle School. Proof of residency will be required. 

Rules / Guidelines

The City will determine the specific hunting period dates based on the number of hunters interested for each property. The hunting season is typically broken into 3 to 4 shorter hunting periods with "no hunting" days in between each period.

Hunters will be allowed to harvest two deer during their hunting period. Both deer will need a state issued Minnesota Department of Natural Resources tag for our area.


The City of Anoka issues a limited number of permits to archery hunt deer during the MN DNR Season on two city owned properties. Both locations will remain open to the public during the hunting season and there may be pre-scheduled activities that may impact hunting.  

Anoka Nature PreserveDeer Close Up

The Anoka Nature Preserve is a 200 acre property located on the northern boundary of Anoka. The Rum River shores development from the southern and eastern border of the property. The Rum River forms the western border, and there is an existing Andover neighborhood to the north. A combination of agriculture, prairie, and oak savanna are present on the property.

Kings Island

Kings Island is a 75 acre property located northwest of Mississippi River Community Park. Kings Island is also bordered by US 10 and Mississippi River. The property has an oxbow of the Mississippi River running through it and a deep lake formed by gravel excavation in the 1950’s. The Mississippi River Trail bisects the property connecting the Anoka and Ramsey trail system. 


Applications are now closed for the 2022 Archery Deer season in the City of Anoka.