Yes they are and finally the regulations are out for this year. Some of you will have the same regulations and some like me have had a change made. I hunt in area 180 and last year we were bucks only. This year we are lottery again. Still can only shoot one deer, a buck or a doe with a lottery tag. You must apply for the lottery tag by September 8th. Firearms deer season is my favorite time of the year. For me it’s just being out there and if I do harvest a deer, well that’s just a bonus for me. Plus some venison to eat and sausage to make from it as well. Check out your area here: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/hunting/deer/index.html .