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.
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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.

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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.

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.