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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota deer hunting licenses go on sale Monday.

At the same time, the Department of Natural Resources will post the state’s updated hunting regulations online at Printed booklets will be available in mid-August where hunting licenses are sold.

The archery deer season opens Sept. 17. The general firearms season opens Nov. 5. The deadline for lottery permit applications is Sept. 8.

Big game program coordinator Lou Cornicelli says it should be a good season. He says deer populations are at or near goals throughout much of the state.

Some of the new regulations reflect efforts to protect deer from chronic wasting disease. A management area with special regulations has been set up in southeastern Minnesota surrounding the area where a deer that tested positive was taken last fall.

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