This spring, the MN DNR is promoting a spring deer season to reduce the herd within a TB area up here in the northern part of the state. I have some friends with land in this zone and I am thinking about taking part with my bow. From what I know, it sounds like a person can use pretty much any weapon - a gun, bow, knife, bomb, whatever as they just want dead dear. There is a permit that is needed, but they are even considering waiving that-as long as a kill is still registered and tested for TB. I've been told by some that spring deer are kind of nasty tasting and it is not a good idea to eat them. I can't say that I've ever shot one so I don't know. I am not sure about hunting and killing without the benefit of eating the deer. Any suggestions on this? I am not real excited to eat TB risk deer either, but I've heard that as long as it is cooked, the venison is fine???? Any adivse?