Minnesota firearms deer season opens this Saturday, November 4, and across the state officials are reporting higher deer numbers over last year.

According to the Minnesota DNR, hunters will have additional opportunities to harvest deer this season thanks to a series of mild winters and conservative hunting regulations, which have resulted in rebounding deer populations across Minnesota.

There are 130 permit areas in 2017 and the DNR has an interactive map that has information on each permit area as well as wildlife manager reports, regulations, and statistics about deer harvest and populations on a local scale.

Follow the link below to access the map and all related information.  Have a great season!