Hunters will have more opportunities to harvest deer this season

Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting Blog

Hunters can start planning ahead for the deer season with the release of the 2020 Minnesota hunting and trapping regulations handbook, now available on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources deer hunting page at mndnr.gov/hunting/deer, according to a press release.

“This season, hunters in general will see more chances to harvest deer,” said Barbara Keller, DNR big game program leader. “These opportunities are due to increases in deer populations in much of the state and as part of our response to chronic wasting disease in southern Minnesota.”

Hunting licenses go on sale Aug. 1, and are available at any DNR license agent by telephone at  888-665-4236 or online at mndnr.gov/buyalicense.

The popular youth deer hunting season continues and will happen statewide Oct. 15 through Oct. 18. During last year’s inaugural statewide youth season, nearly 5,700…

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