Deer populations in most of Minnesota are are at or near the established goal ranges. Due to this many of the deer units will be hunter's choice. This will be like the lottery zones for either sex, where it is up to the hunter to decide if he/she wants to harvest an antlerless deer or a buck. It is not intended to decrease the antlerless population, as the population is close to goal.
If a hunter harvests a deer in the hunter's choice area, they can not get one from another hunter's choice area or from the lottery area. Also there is no bonus license with the hunter's choice.
Due to the deer population being near goal population numbers, there will not be an antlerless only season, or a youth only early season. From Duluth News Tribune .