" On the topic of my hunting land. It is a 300 acre piece of property in 3 different sections all meeting at corners. Surrounding my land is a very heafty amount of state land. I dont have an exact number, but Im etimating around 10,000 acres but definatly no less than 8500." Trust me, if you are in an area with deer habitat and 8500 acres of state land in Minnesota their are plenty of deer. Even if the DNR opened it up to "shoot as many deer as you want" during the hunting season, it would not decimate the population. There is a reason there ARE so many deer, "while we are at our computer bithching about the lack of deer" the deer are out there getting aquainted with the land(maybe nocturnally)so they know where every branch and tree is, no less a big orange blob with a gun.