Minnesota Hunters Kill Fewer Deer In 1st WeekendHunters in Minnesota killed fewer deer during this year's opening weekend of the firearms deer season than they did last year, the state Department of Natural Resources said Wednesday. Final numbers show that hunters registered 54,000 deer killed during the first three days of the firearms season, which is 30,000 fewer than last year's opening weekend, the agency said.
Deer Harvest Expected To Be Lowest In DecadesThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources expects this year's deer harvest will be one of the lowest in decades. But, that's by design.
DNR Announces Plans For 'Conservative' Deer SeasonMinnesota 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.
Minnesota Firearms Deer Harvest Down 6 PercentMinnesota'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.