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Minnesota’s firearms deer season opens this coming Saturday and the state is encouraging hunters to get their licenses early.

The Department of Natural Resources says Minnesota has nearly 500,000 deer hunters. So it’s urging them to buy their licenses ahead of time to avoid long lines and any computer system issues resulting from the high sales volume.

Deer licenses can be purchased for $27. There are additional fees for telephone and Internet sales. Hunters who buy by phone or online will receive their deer tags by mail, which can take three to five business days.

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