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

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

2015-10-18 08.31.51