Deer Season Opener This Weekend

Minnesota’s deer firearm season opens this weekend.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says they expect half a million hunters to participate in 2018, and additional deer hunting opportunities will be available to hunters, as deer numbers continue to rebound across the state.  Many areas now have populations at or above goal levels.

The DNR reminds hunters to follow the three tenets of firearm safety:

Treat each firearm as if it is loaded by keeping finger off the trigger
Always control the muzzle of the firearm
Be sure of the target and what is beyond
More information regarding deer hunting is available at mndnr.gov/hunting/deer or hunters can join in on social media using #DeerCampMN

The season officially opens Saturday a half-hour before sunrise.

There have been at least two hunting accidents in Minnesota this fall.  In October, a 16-year-old girl was shot by a member of her hunting party near Morgan while the group was small game hunting.

In September, a Worthington man was killed in a hunting accident.

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