Minnesota's deer population, 1.2 million, ranks eighth nationally. Texas is first with 4.7 million deer.
Adult female white-tailed deer weigh about 145 pounds, males 170 - the average weight of female and male humans.
The biggest white-tailed deer ever recorded was a 500-pound Minnesota buck.
A whitetail's home range is about one square mile.
Last year, 43 percent of Minnesota hunters successfully harvested a deer; about 39 percent were antlered bucks.
About 70 percent of Minnesota's firearms deer harvest typically occurs during the first three or four days of the season.
The average hunter spends 4.79 days afield during Minnesota's firearms deer season.
Last year's total deer harvest was 270,800, the second highest on record. The record is 290,525 in 2003.
There are 43 intensive deer permit areas, covering roughly one-third of the state, where hunters may harvest up to five deer.
Minnesota's average deer harvest of 239,920 ranks 12th nationally. Wisconsin is first with an average harvest of 487,685.
The largest typical white-tailed buck ever taken in Minnesota had a Boone & Crockett score of 202, shot by John Breen in 1918 near Funkley.
Minnesota's largest nontypical white-tailed buck had 43 points, shot by 17-year-old Mitch Vakoch in 1974.
Minnesota ranks sixth nationally in number of deer licenses sold; Pennsylvania is first.
In total, 692,037 Minnesota deer licenses (all types) were sold in 2006.
Ninety-eight percent of deer licenses are sold to Minnesota residents.
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