Deer hunters in northeastern Minnesota are hoping for better success this weekend after the opening days of the firearms’ season proved slower than usual.
The Duluth News Tribune’s Sam Cook has the story HERE.
The state-wide harvest of deer was down nearly 20% after the first three days of hunting according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Anecdotal information suggests the harvest in northeastern Minnesota was down by a greater percentage.
Windy conditions last weekend were offered as one contributor in the suppressed numbers. Some observers also think deer movement, which coincides with mating behavior, has not yet reached its peak.
Minnesota’s 16-day firearms deer season runs until November 20.