September 1st, 2020
"Thanks to all the hunters for their interest in the 2020 Fall Archery Deer Hunt on St. Cloud Regional Airport property. All seven hunters have been notified. There were 54 applicants. Hopefully you will try again next year. Thanks again for your interest. I wish you a safe and successful hunt wherever that might be. -Bill"
August 28th, 2020
Drawing scheduled to be held by noon on Monday, August 31st. Winners and losers will be notified via email.
August 12th, 2020
Taking applications for the 2020 Fall hunt. If you are selected, your application acknowledges attendance at the mandatory hunter's meeting at STC's airline terminal conference room on Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 at 6:00 pm.
Permits for archery hunting of whitetail deer are issued by STC based on a lottery system. Seven permits will be issued for the 2020 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 (PDF) showing designated area). Firearm hunting is prohibited! Download the city's Deer Management Policy (PDF).
Complete a Deer Hunt Lottery Application (PDF) and turn it into the terminal's Airport Administrative office with a $10.00 application fee by 3:30 pm on Friday, August 28th, 2020.
All permit holders are required to complete a Harvest Report (PDF), 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 2020 Archery Hunt season is September 19th, 2020 to December 31, 2020. For more information, visit the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) website, call STC Airport Administration at 320-255-7292, ext. 3, or email the St. Cloud Airport.
Wild Turkey Hunting
March 9th, 2021
Permits for archery wild turkey hunting on airport property are issued by the St. Cloud Regional Airport on a lottery basis. Six permits will be issued for the 2021 Archery Wild Turkey season. Permit applications and a non-refundable $10.00 administrative fee must be submitted by 3:30 PM on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Applications are preferred to be submitted electronically but can be dropped off or mailed as well.
Winners may be notified via email, phone, or text. Selected hunters can scout before opening day, but after opening day, hunters can only come out during their assigned time period. Selected hunters will also need to provide a copy of their driver's license and MN DNR Archery Wild Turkey license prior to accessing airport property.
*** NOTE: If submitting an electronic application via iPad or iPhone, you will need to email the application to your device AFTER downloading it from this website before you can complete it with that device.***
- Submit application including $10.00 non-refundable administrative fee by 3:30 PM on March 31, 2021.
- Submit signed Policy and Rules document by 3:30 PM on March 31, 2021.
- If selected, submit copy of Driver's License and MN DNR Archery Wild Turkey license prior to being able to access airport property.
Hunting is allowed in designated areas outside the fence on STC property (view respective map) and in accordance with the MN DNR zoning map. Firearm hunting is prohibited! Also see Minnesota's DNR Turkey Hunt Rules.
All permit holders are required to complete a Harvest Report, whether successful or not. Failure to return the Harvest Information Sheet will result in denied eligibility for any future airport archery hunt.
The 2021 Archery Hunt season is April 14th to May 31st, 2021.
- Season A: April 14-20
- Season B: April 21-27
- Season C: April 28-May 4
- Season D: May 5-11
- Season E: May 12-18
- Season F: May 19-31
For more information, visit the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website.