Minnesota Deer

The Minnesota DNR will have a virtual open house Aug. 18 to discuss the deer season and deer management.

Anyone interested in discussing deer and deer management can tune in to a virtual open house Aug. 18 hosted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

The meeting will include a presentation from Barbara Keller, the DNR’s big game program leader. She will share information about Minnesota’s deer and deer hunter population, explain some of the upcoming changes for this fall's deer hunting season, and describe how the public can provide input about deer management in their areas.

There will also be time for questions and answers.

As part of Minnesota’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DNR will be using a web-based platform to host the deer open house online.

“We’re looking forward to continuing these conversations about deer management from a safe distance,” Keller said. “This is a great opportunity to bring everyone together across the state and hear people’s deer-related questions.”

The open house will be recorded and available online on the deer open house webpage for those who cannot attend. For questions about deer in local areas, at any point during the year, people are encouraged to contact their local wildlife manager.

A list of area wildlife offices is available online at mndnr.gov/areas/wildlife.

Tom Schardin covers sports for Savage and Prior Lake. He is dependable, sarcastic and always joking around. Tom enjoys running and swimming and is often busy coaching his two kids' sports teams.

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