Outdoor group will not participate in this fall’s Minnesota Governor’s Deer Opener

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. (KFGO/KNOX) – The Minnesota Deer Hunters Association has announced it will not take part in this fall’s Governor’s Deer Opener.

According to a social media post, the Association’s Executive Board made the unanimous decision “due to continued attempts to ban wolf hunting and anti-gun legislation within the state, which are in direct opposition to our mission.”

“Until our Governor represents the interests of deer hunters around the state, we cannot, in good conscience, support the 2023 event,” the statement continued.

The statement also said the Association, which has been an organizing partner of the event since it began in 2002, will continue to review its position in future years.