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Published October 30, 2010, 11:14 PM

Minn. hunters can now register by phone, internet

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Registering deer during Minnesota's yearly hunt may have just gotten more convenient for some hunters.

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Registering deer during Minnesota's yearly hunt may have just gotten more convenient for some hunters.

The state is allowing hunters to register their deer via cell phone or the Internet.

Hunters can still go to big-game registration stations around the state. But this year, hunters can go to Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website or use an automated phone system.

DNR wildlife manager Gary Drotts' told The Brainerd Daily Dispatch that nearly half of the archery deer hunters have used a cell phone or computer in one permit area over the last month or so.

The DNR has said it expects nearly 500,000 people to participate in the firearms deer season, which opens Nov. 6.

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