Photo by: Minnesota DNR
Photo by: Minnesota DNR

(Fargo, ND) -- A conservation officer with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is expecting a "record setting weekend" when firearms deer hunting season begins in the state Saturday November 6th.  While appearing on Bonnie and Friends, Steve Chihak said the deer herd in the state is in "really good shape" in terms of numbers.  He said the strong population combined with good weather should make it a very good weekend for hunters.

"You know with deer hunting it's such a tradition in this part of the country it is almost a holiday that is how it's treated.  It's a time when families and friends get together at deer camp and have a really good time," said Chihak. 

Chihak reminds hunters the hunting period each day begins a half hour before sunrise and ends a half hour after sunset.  Firearms deer hunting season in North Dakota began Friday November 5th.