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Hunters expected to see more deer, get fewer shots

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DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Opening weekend of Minnesota's firearms deer season may miss the peak of the rut this year, as the season opens Saturday.

"The peak of chasing time in the rut is Nov. 6 to 12," said Tom Rusch, area wildlife manager for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources at Tower. "We'll probably see the peak of chasing the end of the first week and into the second weekend,"

Bucks probably will be moving on opening weekend, but not chasing, he said.

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