DNR RELEASES STATEWIDE DEER MANAGEMENT PLAN

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has released its first statewide deer management plan… the result of two years of planning. It includes input from a 19-member citizen advisory committee, dozens of public input meetings and open houses, more than 1,100 submitted comments and letters from tribal governments, hunting organizations and others. The plan covers topics ranging from research, to keeping Minnesota’s deer populations healthy to how the DNR and the public work together on deer management. It also seeks to increase two-way communication with hunters, landowners and others through annual deer management discussions.