Minnesota deer opener: More deer but disease tests required

FILE – In this Nov. 5, 2005 file photo, a 10-point buck is seen near Houston, Minn, There are more deer in Minnesota this fall, which should lead to greater success for hunters when the state’s firearms deer season opens Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. But the isolated reappearance of chronic wasting disease has led the Department of Natural Resources to impose mandatory testing in some areas for the opening weekend to determine if the illness remains a threat. (John Weiss /The Rochester Post-Bulletin via AP, File)


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