Whitetail Deer

Early Minnesota antlerless-only deer hunting season approaches

Hunters in portions of southeastern Minnesota can harvest antlerless deer in an early antlerless-only season from Thursday, Oct. 19, to Sunday, Oct. 22, in deer permit areas 346, 348, 349 and 603 in Fillmore, Houston, Olmsted and Winona counties, according…

Wright County white-tailed deer herd tests negative for CWD

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Board of Animal Health has lifted a quarantine in place since May 15 following the depopulation and testing of a chronic wasting disease-exposed Wright County white-tailed deer herd. CWD was not detected in any of…

Questions and answers: bowhunting whitetails

By Bob Fratzke This is a partial list of the questions most commonly asked over the years at the conclusion of my deer scouting and bowhunting seminars. Can you move at all on a treestand? Definitely, but it has to…

Surplus permits available for Camp Ripley archery hunts

Hunters who missed the lottery deadline for the Camp Ripley archery hunt may purchase surplus permits on a first-come first-served basis beginning noon on Friday, Sept. 15. Hunters who already received a permit will not be allowed to purchase a…

Errors noted in hunting regs handbook, map

Hunters should be aware of several errors in printed copies of the 2017 Minnesota Hunting and Trapping Regulations Handbook and in the fold-out deer season map that accompanies the regulations booklet. In the fold-out map, correct information is as follows,…

Mandatory testing for deer taken in SE Minnesota CWD management zone

When archery deer season opens Saturday, Sept. 16, mandatory testing for chronic wasting disease and restrictions on moving deer carcasses begins again in southeastern Minnesota’s CWD management zone, deer permit area 603, according to a Minnesota DNR news release Monday,…

Public input sought on proposed late-season deer hunt, regulations

The late season antlerless-only hunt is currently being proposed for Saturday, Jan. 6, to Sunday, Jan. 14, concurrent with the late chronic wasting disease hunt in deer permit area 603. The deer permit areas that are proposed to be included are 346, 348 and 349 in the far southeastern corner of the state.

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