In Minnesota, it's the time of year for deer, herd population goals increased October 28, 2012

Minnesota Population Deer Population and Management News Archive

...  According to Paul Telander, regional wildlife supervisor, most permit areas in the northwest are at or near deer population goals.  As a result, the DNR has tightened bag limits in most areas from last year... most permit areas have dropped one management level from last year... Some 500,000 hunters — give or take a few thousand — traditionally take the field for the firearms deer opener.

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