Minnesota deer hunters will get more chances in 2016 due to herd growth August 2, 2016

Minnesota Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive

... Craig Engwall, executive director of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association, said the new hunting regulations reflect the practical notion that more deer are on the state’s landscape. Statewide, the whitetail herd is estimated at 1 million strong. Last year, hunters harvested 159,343 of the animals...

Antlerless harvest boosts NE Minnesota deer registrations December 9, 2017 Bemidji Pioneer
...  "The reliable measure of the population is the buck harvest, and that was basically flat." [Craig Engwall, executive director of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association]. ... hunters reported seeing plenty of small bucks and does but few large bucks. That's likely due to losses suffered in a series of harsh winters ..,

Thank modern timber harvesting for creating wildlife habitat December 8, 2018 Minnesota, Duluth News Tribune
... Deer die in hard winters because of a lack of available food. However, thanks to food resources enhanced by modern logging techniques and young forest habitats, Minnesota's deer population is the highest it has been since 2010...


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