Deer Population Management April 20, 2015 Minnesota

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Deer Population Management April 20, 2015 Minnesota, Office of the Legislative Auditor
... From 1970 through 2000, deer population strategies generally aimed to increase populations in the state’s deer permit areas. This resulted in a greater number of deer and increased concern over their negative impacts. Goals since the early 2000s often sought to reduce deer populations.  Since then, the annual number of deer harvested has followed a decreasing trend with a high of 290,525 in 2003 and a low of 139,442 in 2014... Assessing DNR’s deer population estimates would require some technical expertise. ... such an analysis could be premature at this time...

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