Relaxing Restrictions with the Upcoming Firearms Deer Season 08 Aug 17

Deer hunters in NW Minnesota will see some relaxed restrictions with the upcoming hunting season.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has announced they are expanding deer season opportunities.  In the NW corner of the state, the DNR has designated most deer permit areas as “managed,” allowing hunters to use any combination of licenses to shoot as many as two deer.

Wildlife supervisor John Williams says just about every area in the northwest went up a notch.  That could mean going from lottery to hunters choice or from hunters choice to managed.  He added hunters will be fairly pleased with the number of deer they’ll be seeing.  Portable deer stands can be left overnight in wildlife management areas in NW Minnesota, basically north of state Highway #1 and west of Fourtown from November 1 through December 31.

Hunters can also wear blaze pink as a substitute for blaze orange and scopes are allowed on muzzleloaders during the muzzleloader season.