Richard Bong State Recreation Area visitor entrance station closed temporarily

Pheasant hunters planning on hunting at Richard Bong State Recreation Area will need to do things differently this year when they come to purchase their hunting permit.
A vehicle accident occurred at the Bong entrance station last month that has put it out of commission for a while. As a result, customer service staff are temporarily relocated to the Molinaro/Nature Visitor Center.
Rather than driving up to the entrance station and purchasing the permit from their vehicle, hunters need to drive to the visitor center and walk to the building to purchase permits. This is likely to result in some delays in permits being issued.
The visitor center will open at 8 a.m. each day of the season, and hunters should plan on arriving early so they can get their hunting permits and get to hunting locations by the opening of the season at 9 a.m. Bringing cash to pay for permits will expedite permit sales.
For more information on the recreation area, search the DNR Website,, for keywords “Richard Bong.”
For information on pheasant hunting, search “pheasant hunting.”

SOURCE: Minnesota DNR