Deer Harvest Down About 15% Statewide
(St. Paul, MN)- The state Department of Natural Resources says Minnesota's deer harvest has dropped this year. About 106,000 deer have been harvested statewide as of Monday. That's down five-percent from last year and off about 16 percent from the five-year average. State officials are blaming some of the decline on a reduction in the number of hunters, with license sales for firearms deer season down by three-percent from last year.