Youth Deer Season Leads to Record Number of Licenses Sold

Youth Deer Season Leads to Record Number of Licenses Sold

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Approximately 5,700 youth deer hunters harvested a deer during the Minnesota DNR’s first statewide youth deer season, Oct. 17–20. This number represents a 77% increase from the 2018 youth season when the hunt was limited to fewer areas.

“We know that a number of youth license-buyers won’t be hunting until the regular firearms deer season, but the large increase in harvest reflects the great response to this new opportunity,” said Barbara Keller, big game program leader for the Minnesota DNR. “Positive early hunting experiences go a long way toward starting or continuing a rewarding fall tradition.”

Before opening day of Minnesota’s first statewide youth deer…



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