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Most deer permit areas in northwest Minnesota are at or near deer population goals, according to an official with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Minnesota deer season has decent prospects

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GRAND FORKS - Gone in most areas of northwest Minnesota are the days when hunters could shoot as many as five deer, but there still are enough whitetails on the landscape to provide decent hunting prospects this fall.


Minnesota's deer season opens a half-hour before sunrise Saturday.

"Generally, we expect a good deer season, barring any adverse weather," said Paul Telander, regional wildlife supervisor for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in Bemidji.

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