Deer permit areas

Wildlife managers use landscape features such as rivers and roads to divide Minnesota into 130 areas that have similar habitat, land uses, deer populations and deer hunter distribution. These deer permit areas enhance management by grouping similar characteristics on which management decisions are based within a specific area. Hunters often refer to these areas as DPAs. Areas that contain DPAs are labeled on the map as "series." Hunters tend to call these larger areas zones.

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