Written by Local Editor Wendy Erlien
Deer hunting licenses in Minnesota are now available for residents.
Hunters can purchase a deer license and apply for the lottery or a special hunt at any DNR license agent, such as these in Inver Grove Heights:
- Ace Hardware & Paint, 3098 65Th St. E., 651-455-2228
- Wal-Mart #5089, 9165 Cahill Ave., 651-451-3975
- Holiday Stationstore #537, 9087 Broderick Blvd., 651-458-9090
- Holiday Stationstore #71, 6380 E Concord Blvd., 651-457-7480
- Inver Grove Deputy Registrar #161, 9057 Broderick Blvd., 651-453-1619
Fifty-eight of the state’s 129 permit areas are lottery areas. The number of permit areas designated as lottery is unchanged from 2012. The number of either-sex permits available has increased about 10 percent, according to the DNR.
Hunters can apply for lottery deer areas and special hunts using both their firearm and muzzleloader licenses. Lottery winners will be notified in October, according to the Minnesota Department of National Resources.
Information provided by the Minnesota Department of Resources