Firearms deer opener is on Nov. 7. As half a million hunters prepare for deer hunting this firearms opening weekend, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds them to plan ahead for the hunting season.
“We wish all hunters a safe and successful deer season,” said DNR Commissioner Sarah Strommen. “As hunters continue Minnesota’s time-honored deer hunting tradition, there are some extra considerations this year as we prepare for deer camp.”
A successful hunt requires planning and this year, that’s particularly true. No matter what area hunters are in, there are some key things to think about before heading to deer camp.
- Buy a license.
- Know the regulations. Read up on the regulations for your deer permit area.
- Know where your deer will be processed.
- Be safe. Practice the four tenets of firearms safety, know how to set up and use the tree stand safely, wear a safety harness and wear blaze clothing.
- Take appropriate measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Follow precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, including staying home if feeling sick, minimizing stops when traveling to deer camp, washing hands often, keeping a 6-foot distance, and wearing a mask in indoor public spaces and businesses and in other indoor or outdoor settings if you can’t maintain physical distance from those outside of your immediate household.
- Get deer tested if hunting in designated areas.
- Enjoy the hunt!