abc
QUICK LINKS:

DNR Officer Gives Tips for Avoiding Injuries, Fines this Deer Season

Updated: 11/08/2013 2:34 PM
Created: 11/08/2013 12:34 PM KSTP.com
By: Katherine Johnson

Hunters are making last-minute preparations ahead Minnesota's firearms deer hunting season, but DNR conservation officer Greg Salo said safety should be a priority, especially during the busy opening weekend.

Nearly 70 percent of the deer harvested during the season are taken during opening weekend, but each season, among the stories of prize bucks are accidents.

"Every year it seems like we hear a horror story that someone gets shot," Salo said.

Salo said he knows how dangerous opening weekend can be, recounting his fall while setting up his deer stand that injured his leg.

"It's not always harvesting a deer; it's making sure you come home safe," Salo said.

Hunters must wear visible blaze orange above the waist, remain harnessed to deer stands while in them, and refrain from baiting deer.

Salo said 98 percent of the deer feed in the stores is illegal in Minnesota and will cost you your license, your firearm, and a $400 fine.


Winter Weather Advisory

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Anoka; Sherburne; Washington
Expires: 4/17/2014 4:00 AM

Winter Storm Warning

WI AREAS AFFECTED: Polk
Expires: 4/17/2014 4:00 AM

Winter Weather Advisory

WI AREAS AFFECTED: St. Croix
Expires: 4/17/2014 4:00 AM

Minneapolis/St. Paul

Overcast
34°
36° | 32°
  • Feels like: 25° F
  • Wind: E 14mph
  • Humidity: 48%
  • Wed Snow to start, then rain
    42° | 28°
  • Thu Mostly Cloudy
    42° | 29°
  • Fri Mix of sun and clouds
    50° | 32°
  • Sat Mainly cloudy and rainy
    54° | 38°

Video

KSTP NEWS