Restrictions On 2014 Deer Season 24 Jul 14

The regulations on Minnesota’s 2014 deer-hunting season announced by the Department of Natural Resources on Wednesday are the most conservative in over two decades. They say the 2014 season is designed to rebuild deer numbers across much of the state after two difficult winters in a row. The DNR’s Steve Merchant says hunters will only be able to take one deer in 95% of Minnesota, plus 14 other areas are designated as bucks-only that are concentrated in the northeastern part of the state. Merchant says that no one will be able to harvest antlerless deer in bucks-only areas, not even hunters with disabilities, archery hunters, or those with youth licenses. Hunters can enter the lottery for antlerless permits beginning August 1st, and the deadline to apply is September 4th.