February 2, 2023

Minnesota deer management facing new scrutiny

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The Minnesota legislature’s non-partisan watchdog will scrutinize how the state manages its deer population — a review that could impact how the state oversees whitetail deer hunting.

“Specifically, the audit will likely examine the following questions:

— How does DNR estimate and monitor Minnesota’s deer population, and how do these methods compare with other estimation and monitoring approaches?

— How does DNR establish the state’s deer population goals, and how does this compare with methods used by other states?

— To what extent do DNR’s deer population goals reflect an appropriate balance between stakeholder interests?”

Source: Minnesota deer management facing new scrutiny – TwinCities.com