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Good weather credited with better deer hunting results in Minnesota

The DNR says hunters have harvested 143,000 deer so far this season, down only 7 percent from the same point last year.
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The DNR says hunters have harvested 143,000 deer so far this season, down only 7 percent from the same point last year.

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Minnesota deer harvest tops 180,000

That's down about 7 percent from last year. The DNR says the decline is due to the cold, windy weather during the opener weekend. Across the river, our neighbors to the east are exactly opposite -- they're up nearly 6 percent -- bagging more than 112,000 in their first weekend.

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Moorhead police are investigating a report of deer hunting within the city's limits. Witnesses say the hunters shot the deer with a rifle early Sunday and then immediately fled the area.

A deadly deer season for Minnesota hunters

The DNR says so far this year, four people have died in hunting-related accidents -- compared to two deaths overall last year. Officials say most injuries stem from falling from deer stands.

Windy conditions limit deer hunting success

Conservation officers across the state say wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour discouraged deer from moving, meaning fewer opportunities for the hundreds of thousands of Minnesota hunters.

In Wisconsin, more and more women taking up deer hunting

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At least 4 people have died since deer hunting opener

A juvenile in central Minnesota is the latest to die in a hunting-related accident, according to the Associated Press. Two others were killed after falling from deer stands, and another hunter succumbed to natural causes. Several others have been hurt from firearms or falls from deer stands.

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Authorities in Beltrami County say a 72-year-old hunter fell from his stand in northwestern Minnesota. An 84-year-old hunter in St. Louis County died when his clothing caught fire while he was trying to light a heater in his deer stand.

DNR: expect a good deer season

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says that a strong harvest and a healthy deer population should make for a robust hunting season. 500,000 hunters are expected to participate in the season that opens Nov. 5.