Staff members from the Minnesota DNR information center and license center will work extended hours this weekend to handle additional phone calls from deer hunters. Phone lines will be open until 6:30 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday.
The information center remained open two hours later the day before last year's deer opener to answer more than 2,000 telephone inquiries, most of them related to the firearms deer opener.
The Minnesota DNR information center phone number is (651) 296-6157 or toll-free at (888) 646-6367.
To contact Gary Drotts, Brainerd area wildlife supervisor, call 828-2550.
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