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Cellphones and the Global Positioning System have undoubtedly boosted hunter safety during Minnesota's deer seasons, but getting lost in the woods isn't a thing of the past. Two days into this year's deer firearms season, the Department of Natural Resources scrambled an airplane into the sky about five miles southwest of Grand Rapids in search of a man in his late 60s. Thanks in large part to ...

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Minnesota firearms deer hunters shot fewer deer again this year — registering 130,820 deer statewide, down 8% from 2020 and off 10% from the five-year average. According to data from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, final registrations for the 100 series management units, which includes all of Northeastern Minnesota, were down 6% from 2020 and down a whopping 35% from the ...

I never owned a rifle as a kid, except my dad's .22, which I plinked with occasionally under his supervision. It probably was a money thing, I'm uncertain, why I never was given one. Instead, when deer hunting came around, Dad borrowed a rifle for me from a friend, a .243, with which I killed my first whitetail, a doe. This borrowing thing continued after I left home. The last occasion was in ...

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Since the clocks moved back an hour last weekend, motorists are spending more hours driving in the dark. Beyond the headlights, white-tailed deer are frantic, oblivious to everything but the hormonal instinct to mate. In 2020-21, the national animal-vehicle collision rate increased, but technology is helping to reduce the number of deer killed by commercial truckers. New data from State Farm ...

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(The Center Square) – Deer mating season runs from October through December. That means male deer can jump out on the road in front of your vehicle – before you ever have a chance to react.