The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says a special gun deer hunt in southeastern Minnesota will be held from December 31st to January 15th.
The hunt was scheduled after two deer tested positive from chronic wasting disease during the regular hunting season in November. Over 2,100 deer were tested during the first hunt and only the two, taken near Lanesboro, tested positive for C-W-D.
During a recent public meeting in Preston the DNR announced the special hunt and said they are not attempting two eradicate the deer herd just control the disease.
According to the Tri-County Record, the DNR will set up a new hunting zone in southeastern Minnesota. The zone will be 370-square miles from Chatfield to Forestville State Park, then east to Canton and then north to Peterson and back to Chatfield.
Both residents and non residents can purchase permits to participate in the special hunt for $2.50.