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Minnesota - 2014 Changes

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  1. MnHunterr

    MnHunterr Legendary Woodsman

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    Season Information
    ◾In 95 percent of the state, only one deer can be harvested so check closely to determine if you need to submit a lottery application.
    ◾Deadline for lottery applications is Thursday, Sept. 4.
    ◾In 69 of Minnesota's 128 deer permit areas, hunters must be chosen in a lottery to shoot an antlerless deer. Only bucks can be hunted in 14 areas. In 38 areas, hunters have the choice of shooting a doe or a buck.
    ◾Bonus permits allowing hunters to shoot more than one deer may only be used in seven permit areas and for some special hunts.

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  2. WildFan

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    I guess, in my opinion, I would like to see a management style like Wisconsin or Missouri.
     
  3. greatwhitehunter3

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    This gun or archery or both?
     
  4. MnHunterr

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    Both.
     
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    Interesting. I know the population needs no rebounding in my area of the state. I wonder how much they actually investigate numbers before doing this.
     
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    Dang tough to fill the freezer.
     
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    I believe they do a fair amount of research. The numbers in my area the past couple years were definitely down from being a managed zone for quite a few years. That winter we had was a pretty harsh one too, so I doubt that did the herd any favors.
     
  8. greatwhitehunter3

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    Winter in the southwest corner of the state was just fine this year. Even great compared to up north.
     
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    You don't need to apply for a doe in lottery areas for bow if I read it right


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  10. MnHunterr

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    I would call/email the DNR on that one. I would assume you would still need to apply for an antlerless tag in lottery areas.
     
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    As far as I can read, you are correct.
     
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    Regular Archery License— With the exception of bucks-only permit
    areas, a regular archery license is valid for an either‑sex deer statewide in any
    open area. Season dates are listed on page 89.
     
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    I've got some lucky does around here :sad:
     
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    With some luck you will have even more lucky does around next year. I'm guessing this is a temporary 1-2 year thing to let the deer numbers bump up again.
     
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    my brother told me they made these changes partly because of what they heard from hunters and organizations in the last year, so at least they are listening! Now we just need to tell them to copy Wisconsin:)
     
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    Seems like they are doing the right thing. At least from my uneducated opinion. ND Game and Fish had some public input meetings specifically on deer regs this winter and I assume will take some action in the regs in 2015. My thoughts are they would have better served the herd if they'd have been a year earlier. I hope this works for MN and you have a better herd next year.
     
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    I'm not really sure why they changed 95% of the state to a 1 deer limit... I've hunted in an area where we have always been allowed to take up to 5 deer per person. Seems odd they would go from 5, straight to 1 - Thought it would maybe be 2/3.

    Oh well - I am sure this is going to help the population immensely for future seasons.
     
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    I don't understand why they had 5 in the first place, because you shouldn't have 5 one year and 1 the next that is poor management IMO. I would like them to creep up as in no more then one deer more per year instead of rash jumps from 1 to 5


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    According to the reg book you don't need to apply for a doe license in lottery areas, Only in buck only areas.

    Regular Archery License— With the exception of bucks-only permit
    areas, a regular archery license is valid for an either-sex deer statewide in any
    open area.
     
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    For archery you are correct, for firearm you do need to apply to get a doe license in lottery areas
     

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