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CWD-Infected Deer Identified in Southeastern Minnesota

3rd CWD-Infected Deer Identified in Southeastern Minnesota

A third deer infected with chronic wasting disease has been discovered in southeastern Minnesota, according to the Department of Natural Resources.   A hunter harvested the deer in mid-November about 5 miles north of the two previously reported infected deer, which were killed about 4 miles west of Lanesboro. An…


Minnesota DNR Approves New Deer Population Goals

Minnesota DNR Approves New Deer Population Goals

New deer population goals have been approved by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for large portions of northeastern, north-central and east-central Minnesota, covering 40 of 128 deer permit areas in the state. “These new goals will result in management to increase deer numbers in relation to last year’s levels…


Minnesota Deer Facts

Minnesota Deer Facts

Deer: The Animal Adult female white-tailed deer weigh about 145 lbs., males 170 lbs. The biggest white-tailed deer ever recorded in Minnesota was a 500-pound buck. A whitetail’s home range is about one square mile. Deer: Hunting Last year, 30 percent of Minnesota firearm hunters successfully harvested a deer. About…


Minnesota DNR Offers Deer Hunting Clinic Aug. 16

Women, men and youth who want to learn the basics of deer hunting are invited to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) annual Deer Day.  The event, hosted by the DNR’s Becoming An Outdoors Woman (BOW) Program, will be held from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug….


Minnesota Hunters Harvest Fewer Deer in 2008

Minnesota deer hunters harvested nearly 222,000 deer in 2008. This is a decline of 38,000, or about 19 percent, from 2007, but the ninth consecutive year the harvest has exceeded 200,000. “Bad weather opening weekend, lower deer populations in many permit areas and more lottery areas all had a role…


Special Late-season Deer Hunt Set for Dec. 27 to Jan. 11 in Permit Area 101 in Northwestern Minnesota

A special late-season deer hunt will be held Dec. 27 through Jan. 11 in Permit Area 101 in northwestern Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The hunt is part of the state’s ongoing bovine tuberculosis (TB) surveillance and eradication efforts. Details of the hunt include: hunters…


Minnesota’s Agassiz Refuge To Open To Muzzleloader Hunting

Due to recent revisions to federal and state rules, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will open Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) for the first time to muzzleloader deer hunting. The season opens Nov. 29 and closes Dec. 14. According to Margaret Anderson, Agassiz NWR manager, this new hunting opportunity…


Minnesota State Parks Holding Special Resource Management Deer Hunts

Thirty-five Minnesota state parks will be holding special resource management deer hunts this fall. Access to the public will be varied around the state during the special hunts. Fifteen parks will be open to all visitors during this time and eight will have limited public access. Twelve parks will be…


Surplus Hunting Permits Now Available For Special Hunts in Seven Minnesota State Parks

Thirty-five Minnesota state parks will be open for special permit archery, firearm, or muzzleloader deer hunts in November and December, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). And those who did not apply for a special permit or were not successful in the permit drawing may be able…