(St. Paul, MN) — Deer hunting licenses are now available in Minnesota. Department of Natural Resources wildlife management specialists say the state’s deer population is healthy and stable. The agency is increasing bag limits or lottery permits in 28 zones and hunters will have more license options for early antler less deer. Archery season starts September 17th, firearms season starts November 5th, and muzzleloader season begins November 26th. Closing dates vary.