Where to hunt in NE Minnesota despite low deer populations
The Minnesota firearms deer season opener is now less that two days away. Hunters however should beware of potentially long sits in the stands after last year’s record snow fall.
“Deer move pretty good when the temperatures are in the 30s, if they’re there move. Last few years have been really tough on them, with the record snow last year. That was very tough on them. That’s why the CWD zone, which is a two deer zone in Itasca County, is a one deer zone this year,” Brad Trevena said, a former Minnesota Deer Hunters Association board member.
The Minnesota DNR recommends Northeastern Minnesota hunters to hit the lower portion of the region where there is a higher deer population. Also finding locations with a mix habitat of open fields and forest is recommended.
As always, beware of CWD zones like Grand Rapids that have harvest and transportation restrictions.