- Associated Press - Sunday, October 12, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Hunters in parts of southeastern Minnesota can take up to five does during an early antlerless deer season that runs from Thursday through next Sunday.

The special hunt applies to parts of two deer permit areas in Winona, Houston and Filmore counties. The Department of Natural Resources says hunters should be aware there’s little public land within those early hunt areas.

DNR big game program leader Leslie McInenly (MAK’-in-en-lee) says the early antlerless season is mean to address high deer densities.

It’s the second year the DNR has done this. This year, the early antlerless season coincides with the four-day special youth deer season. Deer harvested during the special season do not count toward a hunter’s statewide limit during the regular season.

The main firearms deer season opens Nov. 8.

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DNR deer hunting information: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/hunting/deer/index.html

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