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Make a safe plan before heading out to the fields

As 400,000 hunters prepare for deer hunting this firearms opening weekend, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is telling them to plan ahead for the 2021 hunting season.

“A safe and enjoyable hunt starts with good preparation. To assist hunters with that preparation, we’ve put a wealth of general and area-specific information on our website,” said DNR Commissioner Sarah Strommen. “We hope these tools contribute to a safe and successful deer season with family and friends.”

A successful hunt requires planning no matter which deer permit area hunters are in. All you need is your DPA nu...