Muzzleloader deer numbers decline December 10, 2011 Minnesota

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Muzzleloader deer numbers decline December 10, 2011 Minnesota, St. Cloud Times

... According to Dr. Marrett Grund of the Department of Natural Resources Farmland Research Group, harvest totals were down nearly 50-percent from last year’s opening weekend and an additional 40-percent during the second weekend.... Even though the state sold about the same number of muzzleloader licenses this year as last, 57,000, there didn’t appear to be nearly as many hunters in the field.... hunters weren’t seeing as many deer as expected.

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