Because deer numbers are rebounding across Minnesota, additional deer hunting opportunities will be available this fall.  Hunters can buy deer licenses and apply to the lottery for antlerless deer permits beginning Wednesday, August 1.

According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, this year there are more deer permit areas where hunters can use bonus permits to harvest more than one deer, and fewer areas where hunters need to apply in a lottery to shoot an antlerless deer.

Hunters who purchase a license by September 6 are automatically entered into the lottery for an antlerless permit. Those who do not wish to harvest an antlerless deer are encouraged to purchase their license after the lottery deadline.

Hunters may apply using both their firearm and muzzleloader licenses. If a hunter is selected for both licenses, only one antlerless deer can be taken.

Archery deer season opens Saturday, September 15, and firearms deer season opens Saturday, November 3.

Follow the link below to purchase your license.