The Deer Season is Open
The Minnesota tradition of the Whitetail deer hunting season is underway for rifle hunters.
Some 450 thousand hunters are expected to throw on the blaze orange and head out into the elements, which should be mild but windy this weekend.
C.B. Bylander, MN DNR Fish and Wildlife Outreach Chief, tells KLKS News, hunting has a big economic impact on the state, especially greater Minnesota. He says it represents about $263 million in retail sales and supports 5300 jobs.
Mark Dayton is continuing the tradition of the Governor deer hunting opener in Biwabik. While he is hosting the event this weekend, he won't be out in the field. The Governor says he is bird hunter, and held a pheasant opener earlier this fall.