Dinner for deer: Emergency feeding program to begin March 5, 2014 Minnesota

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Dinner for deer: Emergency feeding program to begin March 5, 2014 Minnesota, Minneapolis Star Tribune 
... More than 200 volunteers with the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association (MDHA) will distribute the feed pellets over the next six weeks.  “If we feed about one pound of food per deer per week, we’re hoping to take care of about 20,000 deer for six weeks,’’ said Mark Johnson, MDHA executive director... People are enthusiastic about feeding deer, Johnson said. “The amount of recreational feeding is unbelievable,’’ ...

Emergency deer feeding could begin this week across NorthlandMarch 2, 2014 Minnesota, Duluth News Tribune 
.... the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association ...  is working with a grant of $170,000 from the DNR earmarked for deer feeding, hoping to reach as many deer as possible until the snow recedes. The money comes from a 50-cent surcharge on deer licenses ... Deer permit areas eligible for deer feeding must be below population goals ...


...  After pressure from deer hunters, however, the DNR has provided $170,000 to purchase deer feed. This is the first incident that the state has sponsored an emergency deer feed since 1997 ... “We had a guy walk into our office yesterday and said, ‘I’ve got a warehouse you can use,’” ...

Massive emergency deer feeding efforts begin in northern part of Minnesota March 6, 2014 Minnesota, Northland's NewsCenter
... Early Thursday morning, outside Widdes Feed and Farm Supply in Esko, dozens of cars and trucks could be seen loading up on specially formulated bags of deer feed before scattering throughout the Northland. "Some of them are hunters, some of them aren't hunters," said MN Deer Hunters Association Executive Director Mark Johnson. "It's... people who are interested in deer ...

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