DNR seeking public input for deer population goals for NE, SW parts of State

DNR seeking public input for deer population goals for NE, SW parts of State

January 21, 2021 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (1/21/21)

(Minnesota) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is again seeking public input on deer population goals starting Monday, February 8th in certain parts of the state.

Deer population goals are how much of an increase or decrease is desired in a deer population in a particular deer permit area, as part of managing the state’s wild deer herd. Goals are being updated on a staggered basis in 14 regional goal-setting blocks that comprise multiple deer permit areas. The population goals established in this process will provide direction for management in each goal-setting block for a 10-year, with a midpoint review at the five-year mark. 

This is the second year of a four-year, statewide process, with several geographic blocks each year. 2021 focuses on blocks in the southwestern and northeastern parts of the state including Minnesota River, South-Central, Blufflands Plateau, and Border Uplands/St Louis Moraines. 

For more information on how to give feedback and input, can be found on the DNR’s website.