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DNR Announces Plans For ‘Conservative’ Deer Season

Minnesota wildlife managers have announced rules for a “conservative” deer season to rebuild the whitetail population across much of the state. The Department of Natural Resources says only one deer can be harvested in 95 percent of the state, and the harvest of does will be further restricted.

07/23/2014

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DNR, MDHA Host Listening Sessions For Deer Hunters

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association will host a series of listening sessions for deer hunters to learn more about the state of deer after this year’s winter.

03/10/2014

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Appeals Court: Man ‘Pursued’ Deer While In Blind

The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday that a man who had a loaded weapon while he was concealed in a deer blind was “pursuing” deer under state law — and that he needed a hunting license.

12/23/2013

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14-Year-Old Hunting Accident Victim Making ‘Miracle’ Recovery

A North Dakota teen’s father calls it a miracle that his son survived — and is doing so well — after being shot in the eye in a hunting accident.

12/09/2013

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Minnesota Firearms Season Deer Harvest Down

Minnesota’s firearms deer hunters haven’t been as lucky as last year, according to preliminary figures released Monday. Firearms hunters killed about 148,400 deer from when the season opened Nov. 9 until a late season closed in southeastern Minnesota on Dec. 1, the Department of Natural Resources said.

12/09/2013

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Minnesota Firearms Deer Harvest Down 6 Percent

Minnesota’s firearms deer harvest so far this season is down 6 percent from the same point last year. Two weekends into the season, the Department of Natural Resources says hunters have registered 128,814 deer.

11/20/2013

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Sheriff: Man Survives Being Shot In Neck While Hunting

A 32-year-old Foley man is lucky to be alive after he was shot in the neck on accident while hunting on Wednesday in Benton County, authorities said. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office was called at about 1:50 p.m. on a report of a hunting accident.

11/14/2013

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Doctor: Lead Bullets Poisoning Minnesota’s Raptors

Hunters across the state have been waiting for this weekend as deer season starts. And as Minnesotans load up to head out, a veterinarian at the University of Minnesota Raptor Center is making a plea. Eagles it seems are being taken down by bullets, without even being hit.

11/08/2013

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Bemidji Lands 2014 Governor’s Deer Hunting Opener

Bemidji has been chosen to host next year’s Minnesota Governor’s Deer Hunting Opener. Gov. Mark Dayton made the announcement in Fergus Fall on Friday as part of the 11th annual festivities ahead of the state’s firearms deer opener, which falls on Saturday this year.

11/08/2013

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11-8-13 Deer Hunting Opener On The Morning News With Dave Lee

500,000 Minnesotans in the woods this weekend for a rite of fall.

11/08/2013

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What To Do When You Bag That Buck? Hire A Taxidermist

Hunting generates around $420 million in salaries and wages in Minnesota. And once you bag that prize buck, it’s hard not to want to employ a taxidermist. The experts at Trophy Time Taxidermy in Pequot Lakes

11/08/2013

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Minnesota DNR Cracks Down On Deer Baiting

With citations for deer baiting hitting an all-time high, conservation officers are reminding Minnesota deer hunters to review the rules before heading to the field.

11/08/2013

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Little Falls Business Thrives Off Locally Hunted Meat

Jamie Yuccas and Edward Moody headed north to show us the industries that count on deer hunting season. First up is Thielen Meats in Little Falls. The family-run business has been helping hunters make sausage for the last 23 years.

11/04/2013

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Minnesota Archery Deer Season Opens Saturday

Deer hunters take to the Minnesota woods this weekend for the opening of the state’s archery deer season. The archery season opens Saturday morning, giving deer hunters their first chance of bagging a trophy buck or just putting some venison on the dinner table. It runs through Dec. 31.

09/13/2013

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Minn. Deer Farm Puts $9,400 Price On Buck’s Head

A Minnesota deer farm owner has turned to social media to advertise a chance to shoot a captive trophy buck for $9,400. Mike Summers of Summers Game Ranch near Vergas tells WDAY-TV Tarzan is 4 years old and won’t be bred.

09/12/2013

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