Tricounty News

DNR license center extends hours for deer opener

The Information Center and License Center at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) headquarters in St. Paul will work extended hours on opening weekend to handle additional phone calls from deer hunters.

Phone lines will be open on Friday, Nov. 8, until 6:30 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 9, from 8 a.m. to noon. DNR headquarters is located at 500 Lafayette Road in St. Paul. The 2013 Minnesota firearms deer season begins Saturday, Nov. 9.

Hunters planning to go out the first weekend are encouraged to buy deer licenses in person because phone and internet purchases require that site tags be mailed. Delivery of those tags can take three to five business days.

A list of DNR license agents by county is available online at

Deer hunters are strongly encouraged to read the regulations book, which is available every place licenses are sold or online at

License questions should be directed to the DNR Information Center at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , (651) 296-6157, or toll-free (888) 646-6367.