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The nine-day Minnesota firearm deer hunting season begins Nov. 3. Good deer numbers have been observed after a mild winter in 2011-2012. Photo by Brian Hansel

Weather will play crucial role in success of firearm deer season

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Area deer hunters will be flooding fields and woods Nov. 3 for the start of the Minnesota firearms deer hunting season.

Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Manager Rob Naplin of Park Rapids believes the success of the 2012 hunt will largely depend on the weather.

"If the weather continues as we're seeing it, the deer movements are going to be fairly consistent," Naplin said. "I look for us to have a pretty good deer season."

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