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Delayed harvest causes deer hunting safety concerns

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says standing corn is a safety concern this firearms deer hunting season.

"The cool summer and wet fall has delayed the corn harvest in many parts of the state, and that could create hunter safety issues during deer drives when the firearms deer season kicks off on November 7," said Captain Mike Hammer, DNR Enforcement Education Program coordinator.

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Deer drives are when hunters walk through a field hoping to flush out deer.

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