There’s an alternative hunt going on in Waconia this weekend.
For Minnesota’s 500,000 firearms deer hunters the Friday before opening day is much like the day after Thanksgiving. The day has become such a popular shopping day for hunters that one major sporting goods retailer trademarked the name, “Orange Friday.”
This will be remembered as a windy deer hunting opener. Those who hunt in extreme northern Minnesota will have to walk through snowy fields or woods this weekend.
Thousands of hunters are gearing up and getting ready to head out in the woods this weekend for the firearms deer hunting opener. More than half a million people take part in the nine-day season, and a growing number of those hunters will be women.
This year’s annual governor’s deer-hunting opener will be in Winona.
A 72-year-old hunter who died in Beltrami County this weekend did not die as a result of falling from his deer stand, according to a coroner’s report.
A 72-year-old hunter died in Beltrami County Saturday after an apparent fall from a deer stand, police said.