DNR aims to reduce deer numbers in northwestern Minnesota October 28, 2018

Minnesota Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive

... After a pair of relatively severe winters earlier this decade, the deer numbers dropped to 15 deer per square mile in parts of northwest Minnesota. Currently, however, the population has rebounded to as many as 19 to 22 deer per square mile..,

Outlook better for hunters this deer firearms season October 30, 2018 Minnesota, Star Tribune 
... Projections hint of an increase of at least 10 percent, possibly more...  deer hunting restrictions were loosened this year in 37 percent of the state’s deer permit areas to reflect gains in the whitetail herd. A string of mild winters, coupled with several years of conservative deer management ..,

2018 Minnesota Deer Forecast October 30, 2018 Game & Fish 
... “We are closer to goal in the Northeast and around the Metro and Central Farmlands transition zone. The Southwest is a mixed bag — some units are at goal, some are below, and we need to build those herds some. Deer are pretty vulnerable to hunting there, and antlerless restrictions will remain in place fairly tightly.” ... [Erik Thorson, Acting Big Game Program Leader]

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