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Outdoors: Minnesota's opening weekend deer harvest off slightly from 2010

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High winds. Low harvest.

That's that story at the start of this year's firearms deer hunting season, which opened Saturday, Nov. 5.

Lou Cornicelli, wildlife research manager for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), said hunters registered approximately 73,000 deer after three full days of hunting. That compares with about 91,000 last year, or a 19 percent decline.

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