Minnesota's Department of Natural Resources estimates there will be nearly half a million hunters in the field this hunting season. The deer rifle season lasts 14 days, but is big business for the state. DNR claims hunting season brings in $458 million into the state's economy. With more than half of that amount being spent in retail sales it is a positive boom for the economy.
With a population of a million deer in the state, DNR is estimating 200,000 deer will be harvested. From CrookstonTimes.com .