Minnesota Deer Licenses Go on Sale Monday: Be Aware of Changes
Monday licenses will go on sale for Minnesota's deer season. Archery season starts September 17th and the general firearm season starts November 5th. New regulations have been introduced for the season.
Some of the changes for the upcoming seasons. With the current deer population there is no early antlerless season and no early youth only hunt season. The height restrictions on deer stands has been eliminated. There is a new management area, where one deer tested positively for CWD last year. In this area there will be a 23 day firearm hunt, and any deer taken in this area will have to have tissue sent in for testing.
For those hunting in Minnesota this season, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources requests you familiarize yourself with the new regulations. Since the state's government shutdown, they will not have their hunting regulation booklets out until mid-August, hunters can find the information online currently at www.mndnr.gov/regulations/hunting. From The Star Tribune.