Deer Hunting Opener
Who needs Black Friday when you have “Orange Friday?” That’s because deer hunters across the state are gearing up to go hunting. Firearms hunting opener starts Saturday and a half-million Minnesotans are expected to head outside for the weekend tradition.
Nearly 500,000 hunters wearing blaze orange are expected to be afield Saturday when Minnesota’s firearms deer season gets underway. But the Department of Natural Resources says those hunters are less likely to bag a deer than in recent years.
Five-hundred Minnesota hunters will head into the woods on Nov. 8 for the annual firearms deer hunting opener. But the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is already predicting one of the poorest success rates in recent decades. That’s because Minnesota’s whitetail deer numbers are down in many parts of the state, particularly in the heavily-forested northeastern region.
Hunting is a tradition in itself, but there are also traditions that go along with just being up north. Meat raffles go right with that annual tradition, and we went to Pestello’s Bar in Pequot Lakes to take in one of the best.
Two Moorhead men are in jail for alleged game law violations during Minnesota’s firearms deer season opener.
Windy weather meant limited success for many of Minnesota’s deer hunters on the opening weekend of the state’s firearms deer season.
Gov. Mark Dayton is continuing the tradition of the Minnesota Governor’s Deer Hunting Opener started by his predecessor, Tim Pawlenty.