Help create Minnesota's first-ever deer plan September 20, 2016

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Help create Minnesota's first-ever deer plan

Join us

Applications are open for citizens interested in serving on a statewide deer management plan advisory committee that will provide guidance, input and feedback beginning this December and continuing throughout the planning process.

The committee's recommendations, along with broader public input, will help DNR develop its first-ever deer management plan, which will provide strategic guidance on deer management into the future.

The committee

Twenty citizens will serve on the statewide committee. Approximately two-thirds of seats will be filled by invited representatives of hunting, agriculture, conservation, forestry and other organizations. Five to seven "at-large" seats are available to any interested citizens who wish to apply.

Priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate a willingness to work collaboratively with others from diverse perspectives and who have knowledge of deer management issues in Minnesota.

The committee is expected to meet approximately monthly (4-6 hours/meeting) between December 2016-December 2017. Meetings typically will be conducted during daytime business hours on weekdays at a central location (such as St. Cloud) or other locations of the committee's choosing. DNR will provide lunch at the meetings and mileage reimbursement for members driving to and from meetings.

More information about the committee's work and responsibilities are outline in the committee charter, which outlines the purpose and expectations for the committee.

Apply today

Complete the online application by 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. Selected members will be notified by Nov. 21. To request a paper copy of this application, or for questions about the application process, please contact Katie Clower via email at or by calling 651-259-5182.

Other opportunities to be heard

Any interested citizens who are not involved in the advisory committee are encouraged to attend a public input meeting, submit a comment, or participate in other ways. To stay informed about the deer plan and opportunities to be involved, sign up for the Deer Notes e-mail newsletter.

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