Deer hunt applications available

Hunters who wish to participate in controlled deer hunts at Dakota County Parks this fall must complete and submit an online application by Monday, Oct. 7.

Archery hunts are planned in Lebanon Hills Regional Park and in the western section of Spring Lake Park Reserve. Lebanon Hills Regional Park will be closed for deer hunts until noon on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Nov. 4-20, while the western portion of Spring Lake Park Reserve will be closed all day Nov. 9-11, 16-18 and 23-25.

A shotgun hunt is planned Nov. 23-Dec. 1 at Miesville Ravine Park Reserve, during which time the park will be closed. The rugged terrain at Miesville Ravine Park Reserve includes limestone bluffs, steep hills and dense thickets, so being familiar with the area is beneficial.

To fill out an application or learn more information, visit and search hunting.