All signs are pointing to a strong deer hunting season across most of Minnesota this fall. The DNR’s Barb Keller:

“Deer populations are faring pretty well throughout central, southern, and southwestern Minnesota. So we have expanded some opportunities for hunters in these areas of the state. However, in northern Minnesota deer populations are coming off of a pretty severe winter. So in that area of the state we have reduced some bag limits.”

The archery deer season opens on September 17th. The firearms deer season kicks off on November 5th.