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Published November 03, 2011, 07:00 PM

2012 Deer Season brings some new changes

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Deer Season 2011 starts in a little more than 36 hours in Minnesota. The DNR has a couple new rules this year, you should know about before you head out.

Deer Season 2011 starts in a little more than 36 hours in Minnesota. The DNR has a couple new rules this year, you should know about before you head out.

One of those new regulations includes areas of land like this one near Fergus Falls that are hunter's choice. This means no matter what tag you have, you can shoot either a doe or a buck. The Minnesota DNR has also eliminated the restriction on deer stands. No longer is their a 16 foot limit.

The state will also continue letting people register their dear with their mobile devices and smart phones right in the field, and with most of the fields already harvested, there will be few places for the game to hide.

Don Schultz – Minnesota DNR: “Oh, it's a good deer population. All of our permit areas are at or near goal population. And our regulations reflect that. Most of our permit areas around here are Hunters Choice.”

The Minnesota DNR expects the amount of deer harvested to be at or above 180,000, similar to last year's numbers. The season starts in Minnesota 30 minutes before Saturday's sunrise. The North Dakota Opener is tomorrow at noon.

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