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The Whitetail Deer is by far the most commonly pursued big game species in our native Minnesota. While Whitetail can be found from the tip of the Arrow Head to the Blue Mound State Park and everywhere in between, the methods of pursuit- and therefore the firearms used- vary greatly. One important aspect of selecting a firearm for deer hunting in Minnesota is the Rifle/Slug boundary. This elaborate east/west boundary roughly bisects the state into a “rifle zone” and what is commonly referred to as the “slug zone”. In the rifle zone, any firearm legal to take big game in Minnesota may be used during the general firearms season. In the “slug zone” muzzle loaders, handguns, and shotguns loaded with slugs are allowed but rifles, as they are defined by the DNR, are not allowed. Read more...