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Minnesota DNR releases 2023 deer harvest report, looks at season ahead

Minnesota DNR big-game program coordinator Todd Froberg said back-to-back severe winters, stable predator populations like wolves and bears, changes to deer limits, and changes to antlerless permit availability all played a role in the decreased deer harvest in 2023. (Stock photo)

The Minnesota DNR released its 2023 deer harvest report Feb. 26, and it reveals – as expected – a decrease in harvest with a total registered kill of 158,678. The harvest numbers have dropped every year since 2020.
The report showed consistency in resident archery license sales as well as an uptick in total archery license sales (thanks to crossbows). There’s also consistency in total muzzleloader license sales over the past three years with 2023 selling 49,779 licenses.

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