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Special Archery Deer Hunt Begins in East River Refuge
Minnesota Ag Connection - 09/14/2018

A special archery deer hunt opens Sept. 15 in the East Minnesota River Refuge, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

The refuge is located in Blue Earth and Le Sueur counties along the east bank of the Minnesota River. It is open to archery hunting until Dec. 31 for taking antlerless deer and legal bucks. Deer hunters are allowed a bag limit of two deer (1 buck and 1 antlerless deer, or 2 antlerless deer). Hunters cannot exceed the statewide limit of 1 buck.

Hunter registration or application is required prior to hunting. The purpose is to assist in the tracking of the deer harvest and deer population in the refuge.

Also unique to this hunt: The entire hunting zone is on private land. That makes it important for hunters to request landowner permission before hunting the area. Trespassing is a misdemeanor, and could cost hunters their license to hunt. All conservation and peace officers enforce trespass laws.

More information is available by calling the DNR's Nicollet area wildlife office at 507-225-3572. It's also available at mndnr.gov/hunting.

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