DEER HUNTING FORECAST - OPENING DAY WEATHER PREDICTION
November 2, 2019
Estimated Population: No estimate
Fall 2018-'19 Harvest: 188,706
Overall Outlook: Barbara Keller, Big-game Program Supervisor for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, says 2019 hunting prospects look good, as most deer population trajectories are stable or increasing slightly. The 2018 harvest varied; some regions experienced increased harvest, but others saw decreased harvest.
Potential Fall 2019 Hotspots: "The highest deer densities exist in the southeastern part of the state, and (deer numbers) are generally high in central Minnesota as well," says Keller...