DNR Claims Minnesota Firearms Deer Harvest Down This Year
Across the state of Minnesota, preliminary numbers are showing that the deer harvest is down this year when compared to last year.
KBJR-TV is reporting that in the report released today, Minnesota hunters harvested 128,814 deer through the second weekend of the 2013 firearms season. Overall, antlered buck harvest is down 7% and antlerless harvest is down 5%.
It does appear the numbers are mostly due to a dramatic drop in the anterless harvest in Northeastern Minnesota, where there was a drop of 25 percent.