St. John's Abbey Arboretum appeals to bowhunters to cull deer herd October 19, 2013 Minnesota

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St. John's Abbey Arboretum appeals to bowhunters to cull deer herd October 19, 2013 Minnesota, St. Cloud Times
... The goal: Reduce the deer population to nine per acre. [a recent U.S. Forest Service study finds that at 10 deer per square mile and below, too much brush develops for healthy forest regeneration] ... The current density is 15 per acre, down from 30 per acre before the first hunt on the 2,500-acre property... This season’s controlled hunt, which runs Oct. 26 through Dec. 31 or until 55 deer are killed, is the 12th since hunting was allowed in the 1990s. It’ll be the first archery hunt. ...

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