Feed deer? Minnesota DNR will, with a sigh February 15, 2014 Minnesota

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Feed deer? Minnesota DNR will, with a sigh February 15, 2014 Minnesota,  Pioneer Press
...  three years of falling deer harvests and a fall that saw the fewest number of deer killed by hunters in a decade. ...  emergency deer feeding ... foisted on the DNR, really -- by the Legislature in 1997, following back-to-back severe winters that saw an estimated 30 percent of the herd perish in 1995-96 and an additional 8 percent die in '96-97... A pellet mixture will be used  ...Deer stomachs accustomed to woody food can't handle a sudden diet of corn; it can kill them...

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