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Reminder: Deer lottery application deadline Sept. 10

Aug 26, 2020 07:09AM ● By Editor

Photo:  MinnPost

From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - August 26, 2020

Firearms and muzzleloader hunters who want to harvest antlerless deer in a deer permit area designated as lottery this hunting season are reminded they must purchase their license by Thursday, Sept. 10. Hunters who purchase their license before this date are automatically entered into the lottery for the deer permit area or special hunt area they declare. No application is needed to take antlerless deer in permit areas with hunter choice, managed, intensive or unlimited antlerless designations.

Hunters who want to participate in special firearm or muzzleloader deer hunts also need to apply for permits that are issued through a lottery, and that application deadline is also Sept. 10.

More information about designations and regulations for deer permit areas, as well as details about special hunt opportunities, is available on the DNR website at and in the 2020 Minnesota Hunting and Trapping Regulations Handbook.

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