Minnesota hunters lock horns with DNR's proposed youth-only deer season
"We're seeking public input at this point," says Jay Johnson, a DNR recruitment and retention coordinator. "One of the best things you can do from a recruiting and retention standpoint is providing a positive introductory experience for first-time hunters. That's the goal here."
"We do not support the idea," says Mark Johnson, executive director of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association. "We're getting a lot of hunters calling us urging us to oppose it. If we don't have deer numbers to support additional harvest, the public naturally wonders why there's a need for it."