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Jim Nelson of Lakes Sports Shop in Detroit Lakes helps Kelly Smith of Detroit Lakes find his deer hunting permit area to buy a 2013 deer hunting license Tuesday afternoon. The Minnesota firearms deer opener is Saturday morning. Brian Basham/DL NEWSPAPERS

Hopes high for firearm deer season

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Get out your rifles and blaze orange: The Minnesota firearms deer hunting season opens a half hour before sunrise Saturday morning.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources expects a good 2013 deer hunt.


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