St. Paul, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- With half of the state's deer permit areas switched to lottery areas, the Minnesota DNR is encouraging hunters to apply early for deer and wolf permits.
The DNR is asking that hunters apply well before the September 6th deadline due to the change in lottery areas.
Applying early will allow time for hunters to research the new lottery areas, which means hunters must apply for and be selected to receive a permit that allows them to shoot anterless deer in lottery areas.
Early application also helps reduce long lines and bottlenecks that can occur when hunters apply at the last minute.
Many of these lottery areas are focused in the northwestern, north central and a portion of northeastern Minnesota.
The DNR says that they have already received applications for more than half of the licenses available in each of the three wolf hunting seasons to be conducted this fall and winter.
Posted to the web by Krista Burns