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Muzzleloader hunters must apply for either-sex permit

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 at 7:46 am

All muzzleloader deer hunters must apply for an either-sex permit by Thursday, Sept. 10, if they want to harvest an antlerless deer in a lottery permit area.

“This is a significant change for muzzleloader hunters,” said Lou Cornicelli, big game program coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “In previous years, muzzleloader hunters who did not purchase a regular firearms license could take an antlerless deer in a lottery area without a permit. This year, even people who only hunt the muzzleloader season must apply for an either-sex permit.”

Hunters who specify that they want a muzzleloader either-sex permit are not eligible to receive a regular firearms either-sex permit. Unsuccessful lottery applicants may harvest only a buck in lottery areas during the muzzleloader season.

(From MN DNR)

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