1. Archery Season - deer
  2. Archery Season - Turkey

9/10/19: Selected hunters registered, have appropriate airport and hunting permits, and met with Bill Towle, Airport Director. Good luck to all hunters!

9/3/19:  We would like to thank everyone for their interest in the 2019 STC Airport Archery Deer Hunt. There were 49 applicants. The random lottery draw for the hunt was conducted and seven hunters have been notified. We start things off with a mandatory meeting of the seven selected hunters to go over rules, get copies of licenses, and complete the permit process. We are hoping to conduct this on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at 6:00 PM. We wish for all archery hunters to have a safe and successful hunt this year.

8/22/19:  We currently have 25 paid registrants for the lottery. If you have not filled out an paper application and paid Lynn in the admin office for your chance in the lottery, please do that as soon as possible. We have ONE MORE WEEK to register your name to be one of the lucky seven. Deadline Friday, 8/30/19, at 3:30 pm. Winners will be notified by email and the website will be updated.

7/15/19:  Ready to take applications for the 2019 Fall hunt. Please see below.  ⇩

9/4/18: Out of 45 entries this year, seven lottery winners have been randomly selected and recently notified. Thank you to all the hunters who participated in this year's lottery event.

8/31/18: There are 45 paid lottery applications received for this year's hunt. We plan to choose and inform the selected seven by the end of the business day on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.


Permits for archery hunting of whitetail deer are issued by STC based on a lottery system. Seven (7) permits will be issued for the 2019 Deer Archery season. If your name is drawn, a permit fee of $5.00 must be paid before an archery permit will be issued. Hunting is allowed in designated areas outside the fence on STC property (view respective map showing designated area). Firearm hunting is PROHIBITED!  Download the city's Deer Management Policy.

Complete a Deer Hunt Lottery Application and turn it into the terminal's Airport Administrative office with a $10.00 application fee by 3:30 pm on Friday, August 30, 2019.

All permit holders are required to complete a Harvest Report, whether successful or not. Failure to return the Harvest Information Sheet to STC will result in denied eligibility for any future airport archery hunt.

The 2019 Archery Hunt season is 9/14/19-12/31/19. For more information, visit the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) website, call STC Airport Administration at 320-255-7292, Ext. 3, or email

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