Regulations announced this week for the 2014 deer season will be the most conservative in over two decades, and DNR officials say the main reason is two tough winters in a row. The agency’s Steve Merchant says hunters will only be able to harvest one deer in 95 percent of the state, and 14 areas — mostly in northeastern Minnesota — will be bucks-only. Merchant terms it “further protection of antlerless deer in order to grow our deer population.” No one — not even hunters with disability, archery or youth licenses — will be able to take antlerless deer in bucks-only zones. In 38 areas, hunters have the choice of shooting a doe or a buck. Hunters can enter the antlerless permit lottery beginning August 1st through September 4th.