That's the reply I received from the dnr today.
From: MN_Info (DNR) <[email protected]
>Date: Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 10:17 AMSubject: RE: deer tag question
Thank you for contacting the Minnesota DNR.
Yes, you can take the doe with your primary archery tag in the hunters choice area. Once you take from a hunters choice area you cannot tag any more deer in a hunters choice, lottery or bucks only area.
You than can take deer with your firearm or muzzle loader in a managed or intensive harvest areas. In the managed area you could take two deer. Here are a few examples: You could take one deer off your primary firearms license and then during the muzzle loader season take a second deer from the managed area using your primary muzzle loader tag. Or you take a deer with your primary firearms license than purchase a bonus tag(which s doe only) and take the second deer in that area with the firearm bonus tag. Two deer from a managed area.
Please feel free to contact us if you have further questions either by email or by calling 888-646-6367 M-F 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Have a great day,
To: MN_Info (DNR) <[email protected]
> Subject: deer tag question
Hi, I hunt several areas/seasons and want to know if I can shoot a doe with my primary archery tag in zone 273 (hunter's choice) but still tag a buck (or doe) in zone 240 (managed) with my firearm or muzzleloader main tag.
Not sure if tagging a doe with my primary archery tag stops me from taking a buck with my gun/muzzy tag.