Numbers looking good for Minnesota deer November 3, 2011

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Numbers looking good for Minnesota deer November 3, 2011 Duluth News Tribune

... After deer populations skyrocketed across much of the state a decade ago, the DNR used public and hunter input, social tolerance and outside factors — such as forestry concerns, danger to motorists and the effect of deer on moose populations — to justify a broad reduction in deer numbers, up to 25 percent in some areas... Deer numbers had soared to more than 1.3 million statewide, so doe permits were doled out freely, and hunters killed up to 290,000 deer in 2003 and 2004... deer numbers have dropped to about 1 million statewide...


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