Deer hunting licenses are now available for purchase for hunters and for those who want an either-sex or special hunt permit for the coming season must apply by Thursday, September 6.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources say that hunters should review the list of lottery areas because many permit areas have not been lottery areas for a significant period of time.
There are currently 58 of the state's 127 permit areas considered lottery areas, and many of the areas are located in the northwest, north central and northeast Minnesota.
Those areas were designated lottery areas in response to hunters who want to see higher deer populations.
People can purchase a deer license and apply for the lottery or a special hunt at any DNR license agent, by telephone or online.
Lottery winners will be notified in October.
Hunters are eligible to apply for lottery deer areas and special hunts using both their firearm and muzzleloader licenses.
Although a hunter can be selected for both licenses, successful applicants still can only take one deer.