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Deer, wolf license deadline Thursday, DNR urges hunters to check preferred areas

BEMIDJI – Hunters who have yet to apply for an either-sex deer permit or wolf hunting and trapping licenses must do so by Thursday.

Management designations have changed in many areas since last season and many areas are now lottery deer areas, which means hunters must apply for and be se-lected to receive a permit that allows them to shoot antlerless deer, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Because many of these areas have not been lottery areas for years, the DNR strongly recommends that hunters check to see if their preferred area has become a lottery area or has had other designation changes.

Also new this year, hunters will have the option of applying for a wolf hunting or trapping license. Those wanting to hunt or trap wolves must also apply by Thursday.

Nearly 12,000 hunters and trappers have applied for one of the 6,000 licenses available in the three wolf hunting seasons this fall and winter.

Current and up-to-date in-formation is available online at and Hunting and trapping regulation booklets and hunting zone maps are available at DNR license agents and online at