The Minnesota DNR has assured us that you can now use area 980 to register your deer. Please do NOT use 182 any longer. Area 182 only allows you to harvest 4 antlerless + one hunter’s choice. Area 980 is unlimited. If you register 6 deer under 182, expect a visit from Kipp Duncan, MNDNR Conservation Officer, for an explanation.
Once again the Minnesota DNR failed to set up the system to accommodate the Duluth Hunt as they had indicated they would. Over the weekend, hunters were unable to register their deer as having been harvested in 980. We are not sure why. We spoke with MN DNR officials back in July, and they assured us that this would be flawless in 2016. Hopefully this will be rectified this morning. If you are still unable to register your deer in 980, just register with the MN DNR as 182, and MN DNR officials in St. Paul can fix all of your records once they have the system working correctly.