The Free Press, Mankato, MN


March 30, 2014

Cross: Focusing on future of Minnesota's deer herd


“Access may become more of a problem than deer numbers,” she said. “People moving to the country is good for deer. They like to live in people’s backyards.”

Comments from the audience covered a wide range of topics, including Antler Point Restriction regulations, season lengths and dates and habitat concerns.

The comments, which were compiled on a laptop computer as they were received, will be reviewed as part of the on-going process of assessing future deer management plans.

John Cross is a Free Press staff writer. Contact him at (507) 344-6376 or by e-mail at

If you can't go Written comments on Minnesota's deer management plans still can be made by going to the DNR website at and clicking on "Deer Listening Sessions." Comments also are being taken by the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association at and clicking on "Legislation," then scrolling down to "Deer Listening Session. Persons interested in serving on the Deer Population Goal Committees that will soon be forming can contact either group.

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