Minnnesota Deer Herd Up This Year October 29, 2012

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Minnnesota Deer Herd Up This Year October 29, 2012 Park Rapids Enterprise
... “Minnesota’s deer population is up from last year, in part, because of the mild winter,” said Lou Cornicelli, the DNR’s wildlife research manager. “Mild winters result in more survival of adults, more fawns being born, and more deer in the state’s fields and forests the following hunting season.” He estimated the deer population at about 1 million... one difference ... is there are fewer areas where hunters can harvest more than one deer. This change ... reflects the agency’s interest in rebuilding or maintaining the deer herd in certain portions of the state ...

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