Last weekend was the first weekend of muzzleloader deer hunting in the state of Minnesota. Glen Schmitt from Outdoor News joined me on WJON today. He says the DNR is reporting that nearly 1,800 deer were shot this past weekend which is down about 100 deer from last year.
In parts of Minnesota the ice fishing season has already begun. Glen Schmitt from Outdoor News joined me on WJON today. He says he's heard reports of people ice fishing already in the Bemidji and Blackduck area. Schmitt says Red Lake is typically one of the early locations for ice fishing.
The Minnesota DNR is reporting more than 120,000 deer harvested during the 9-day firearms deer season this year. Those numbers are down 10.5% compared to 2020 when more than 135,200 deer were harvested.
The Minnesota firearm deer hunting opener was last Saturday. The DNR has released their numbers from the first weekend and the numbers are down 11% compared to last year. Glen Schmitt from Outdoor News joined me on WJON today.
The firearms Deer Hunting opener is Saturday starting 30 minutes prior to sun rise. Glen Schmitt from Outdoor News joined me on WJON today. He says with high temperatures expected to get close to 60 degrees in the St. Cloud area he has a couple of suggestions for deer hunters.