DNR releases deer outlook


October 27, 2023

More than 400,000 deer hunters are preparing for the firearms deer season that opens Saturday, Nov. 4, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has released its outlooks on bagging a buck or doe across the state.

DNR wildlife managers report that there should be good opportunities to harvest deer in most areas.

Deer populations in many northern areas of Minnesota are still struggling to recover following back-to-back winters with heavy snowpack.

During severe winters, thermal cover and forage availability become more important. In deep snow, deer have more difficulty moving around...

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