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Minnesota Deer, wolf lottery deadline is Thursday, Sept. 5

Hunters who want to apply for an antlerless deer permit, special hunts or a wolf hunting or trapping license are reminded they must do so by midnight on Thursday, Sept. 5.

Lottery applications for deer and wolf can be made in person at any Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) licensing agent, on the DNR website at www.mndnr.gov/buyalicense or via phone at 888-665-4236.

Hunters can apply for lottery deer areas using both their firearm and muzzleloader licenses. Although a hunter can be selected for both licenses, successful applicants still can only take one deer in a lottery area. In lottery deer areas, firearms and muzzleloader hunters may only harvest a buck unless they apply for and receive an either-sex permit.

2013 lottery deer areas are 101, 103, 105, 108, 110, 111, 118, 119, 122, 169, 171, 172, 176, 183, 184, 197, 199, 234, 237, 238, 250, 251, 252, 253, 260, 261, 262, 263, 266, 267, 268, 269, 270, 271, 272, 274, 275, 276, 277, 278, 279, 280, 281, 282, 283, 284, 285, 286, 288, 289, 290, 291, 294, 295, 296, 297, 298 and 299.

Deer hunters can enter the lottery when they purchase a firearms or muzzleloader deer hunting license, which costs $30 for residents and $165 for nonresidents.

DNR will issue 2,000 early-season and 1,300 late-season wolf licenses in 2013. A minimum of 325 late-season licenses will be reserved for trapping. Wolf season applicants must apply for one of three seasons: early season hunting, late season hunting or late season trapping. A wolf license is valid for the season specified in any open zone.

Wolf hunters and trappers pay a $4 fee to enter the lottery. Early-season winners must purchase a wolf license by Friday, Nov. 1. Late-season winners must purchase a license by Friday, Nov. 22.

Wolf licenses cost $30 for residents and $250 for nonresidents.

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