Minn. Hunters Gearing Up For Firearm Deer SeasonIt is "Orange Friday." That means in just a few hours, more than half a million Minnesotans will head to the outdoors for the opening of deer hunting season. It is a long-standing Minnesota tradition. The Department of Natural Resources says it expects this year's deer harvest to be relatively low, between 140,000 and 155,000 deer.
Deer Hunters Urged To Find, Check Licenses In North DakotaNorth Dakota wildlife officials are urging deer hunters to find their license and check it for accuracy. The Game and Fish Department says every year its licensing section receives last-minute inquiries from hunters who can't find their license, and it's difficult for the agency to issue a replacement license in time for the season opener.
Wis. Judge Allows Chippewa Tribe To Hunt Deer At NightA federal judge has ruled Chippewa tribes can hunt deer at night beginning next month across most of northern Wisconsin, a decision that restores a tribal right lost after the bands gave the land to the government in the 19th century.
DNR Calls For One-Deer Limit This Hunting SeasonThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is calling for a one-deer limit in most of the state this hunting season.
Zimmerman Deer Hunter Pleads Guilty To Poaching In Wildlife RefugeA Sherburne County man is learning an expensive and difficult lesson about his pursuit of trophy whitetail deer.
Minnesota DNR: Expect Another 'Conservative' Deer SeasonThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said that hunters this year will get another "conservative" deer season this year. The DNR said that means hunters can expect a likely one-deer limit in most areas of the state.
Hunters Challenge DNR Deer Management PracticesA group of Minnesota hunters say the deer population is in worse shape than the state is letting on. Minnesota Bowhunters president Brooks Johnson talked about the changing landscape of the deer population as he walked through the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge in Big Lake.
With Handwritten Plea, 84-Year-Old Hunter Charms LawmakersBehind a bill to add a scant three lines to Minnesota's hunting laws is a story of an aging man. George Krog served in the military, first in Cuba and then in the Philippines. He made a career out of working with steel, retired, paid his taxes and bought a deer hunting license every year. Now 84, Krog is afraid he won't get a shot at a buck again.
Hunters Register 111K Deer Through 3rd WeekendMinnesota hunters have registered 111,000 deer through the third and last weekend of the firearms deer season, a drop of 31,000 from the same period a year ago. But the lower harvest is by design. Regulations were put in place to make more deer — especially does — off-limits to increase Minnesota's deer herd.
Minnesota Firearms Hunters Register 102,000 DeerMinnesota hunters have registered 102,000 deer through the second weekend of the main firearms deer season. The Department of Natural Resources says that's down 31,000 through the same period last year. Adding in special hunts and archery, the DNR says the total harvest so far this season is 115,000 deer, down 32,500 from the same point last season.
Sheriff: Hunter Stole Deer In Stearns CountyAuthorities say a 34-year-old man was taken into custody in Stearns County on Sunday for stealing a deer from another hunter after not having success during Minnesota's opening weekend of hunting.
Laporte Man Dies In Deer Hunting Accident A 50-year-old man has died in an accident on the opening day of Minnesota's firearms deer season. The Mahnomen County sheriff's office says Paul Scholl, of Laporte, was shot while coming out of his deer hunting area about 16 miles southeast of Mahnomen in northwestern Minnesota on Saturday afternoon.
For Deer Hunters, 'Orange Friday' Bags Early DealsFor 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."
Minn.’s 2014 Deer Harvest Expected To Drop SharplyFive-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.
Minnesota Drivers Need To Start Watching For DeerMinnesota's deer hunting season is just around the corner, which means it's also time to start keeping a closer eye on the sides of the road. A new survey from State Farm Insurance estimates that about one in every 88 drivers in Minnesota will hit a deer this year.