Minnesota deer hunters in the areas surrounding Duluth and up the North Shore to near Silver Bay took 404 deer last Saturday and Sunday in an early antlerless-only deer season.
The early antlerless hunts are held in a few areas where deer populations are considered to be above goals.
Hunters took 268 deer in permit area 180, running from roughly the Two Harbors area to near Silver Bay. They took 136 deer in permit area 182, surrounding the city of Duluth.
Minnesota’s regular firearms deer season opens Nov. 6 and continues through Nov. 21. Wisconsin’s nine-day gun deer season opens Nov. 20.