A special archery deer hunt opens Saturday, Sept. 14, in the East Minnesota River Refuge.

The refuge is located in Blue Earth and Le Sueur counties along the east bank of the Minnesota River. It is open to archery hunting until Dec. 31 for taking antlerless deer and legal bucks. Deer hunters are allowed a bag limit of two deer (one buck and one antlerless deer, or two antlerless deer). Hunters cannot exceed the statewide limit of one buck.