Detroit Lakes Area Wildlife Supervisor Previews New Hunting Changes
Detroit Lakes, MN — The new Minnesota DNR Hunting rules and regulations are out and Rob Baden, Detroit Lakes Area Wildlife Supervisor, is encouraging hunters to take note of the new changes ahead of this year’s hunting season, especially for deer hunters. Some of the changes relate to the discovery of Chronic Wasting Disease in a deer near Climax last fall. As part of that, hunters in that area, permit area 661, will be required to submit CWD samples during the opening weekend while it will be voluntarily in the surrounding permit areas, according to Baden.
Permit area 661 will also offer an early anterless season in October and will see a three deer limit throughout the various seasons. Many of the other area whitetail deer harvest limits have not changed with the exception of 262. That area, which includes parts of western Norman County and northwestern Clay County, will see an increased bag limit this fall.
If people have concerns or comments about the state’s deer management plan, Baden strongly encourages them to reach out or take part in this Thursday’s virtual open house.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites the public to talk with DNR staff about deer on Thursday, Aug. 25, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. On that day, wildlife managers throughout the state will be available to discuss deer-related topics in local area offices or by phone.
People who would like to participate should visit the deer open house webpage (mndnr.gov/Mammals/Deer/Management/Deer-Open-Houses.html) to find the list of area offices and telephone numbers for their area wildlife manager.
Regulations for the 2022 season are available online and in print wherever licenses are sold.
Listen to the full interview with Rob Baden, Detroit Lakes Area Wildlife Supervisor, below: