Practically five,700 young deer hunters harvested a deer throughout the DNR’s initially statewide youth season, Oct. 17-20. The tally represents a 77 % boost from the 2018 youth deer season when the hunt was restricted to fewer locations.
“We know that a quantity of youth license-purchasers will not be hunting till the common firearms deer season, but the big boost in harvest reflects the terrific response to this new chance,” stated Barbara Keller, major game plan leader for the Minnesota DNR. “Positive early hunting experiences go a extended way toward beginning or continuing a rewarding fall tradition.”
Just before opening day of the Minnesota’s initially statewide youth deer hunting season, 21,211 youth licenses had been bought, up much more than 50 % from final year at the very same time. Following the initially day of the season, the total improved to 27,960 youth licenses. A total of 7,896 licenses bought via the youth season have been for initially-time license holders.
The initially regional youth deer hunting season occurred in 2004 in northwestern Minnesota. More than the years, youth deer hunting season expanded to 28 deer permit locations in components of southeastern and northwestern Minnesota and the Twin Cities metro location exactly where deer are most abundant.
For much more data, stop by the DNR’s youth deer hunting web page.