So far, reports suggest Minnesota deer harvest is down from last year November 8, 2011

Minnesota Population Deer Population and Management News Archive

... Typically, 65 percent of the total kill occurs during the first three days of the season... The peak of the rut is Nov. 11-12, according to DNR biologists.... Hunter numbers are up a bit from last year, according to DNR licensing officials. Through Monday, more than 435,000 firearms deer licenses had been sold. That’s about 3,000 more than last year at the same time and more than any other year going back to 2000.  ...

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