Deer population goal setting

The comment period for deer population goals in southwestern Minnesota and a portion of northeastern Minnesota has closed.

Comments were accepted online through Thursday, May 10.

DNR is revisiting population goals statewide to strike the right balance between hunter, landowner and other societal and resource interests. The entire process will take more than a year.

Assessment in the three areas on the map below will be completed and goals adjusted in time for this fall's deer hunt.

The online survey allowed citizens to review team population goal recommendations and offer input.

Deer goal reassessment areas

Deer Goal Reassessment Areas Southwest – Deer Permit Areas 234, 237, 238, 250, 252, 279, 286, 288, 289, 294, 295 and 296 Grand Rapids – Deer Permit Areas 171, 173, 178, 179 181 and 199 Hibbing – Deer Permit Areas 118, 119, 176 and 177