With the firearms deer season opening this weekend in Minnesota, a few quick reminders. The DNR requires hunters in central, north-central and southeast Minnesota (including deer permit areas 255, 242 and 247) to have their harvested deer tested for chronic wasting disease during opening weekend of the season on Saturday, Nov. 3 and Sunday, Nov. 4. Mandatory CWD testing also will occur in much of southeast Minnesota during the opening weekend of the 3B season, Saturday, Nov. 17 and Sunday, Nov. 18. During both periods, stations will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Hunters can find information about CWD testing locations and procedures at mndnr.gov/cwd and in the 2018 Minnesota Hunting and Trapping Regulations booklet. A map of the CWD testing locations can be found below. If you are curious about what permit area you hunt in, you can find an interactive map here.