Don’t wait to buy deer licenses

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is encouraging deer hunters to buy their license early and avoid the frustration of a last-minute rush.

The sale of deer licenses, may be slowed at some locations due to a glitch during the electronic swipe of the hunter’s driver’s license. The glitch does not prevent the sale of licenses but may require the vendor to enter license numbers via keypad rather than card swipe.

“We are working to correct this situation,” said Karen Beckman, DNR License Center supervisor. “Meanwhile, we want hunters to know about it so they can buy early and avoid a potential delay or slow-moving line.”

Deer licenses are also available online at www. or by phone at 1-888-665-4236. There is a $3.50 convenience fee for telephone or online purchases. Hunters will receive their deer tags by mail, which can take three to five days.

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