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Local Minnesota DNR deer meetings set for Aug. 25

Local wildlife offices will be open for in-person visits, and calls to wildlife managers, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Minnesota DNR wildlife managers across the state will hold open house sessions for the public Aug. 25.
John Myers / 2020 file / Duluth News Tribune
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ST PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites anyone interested in deer or deer hunting to talk with local wildlife managers during statewide open house meetings Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Wildlife managers throughout the state will be available to discuss deer-related topics in person at local area DNR wildlife offices or by phone or email.

You can find out where the closest wildlife office at mndnr.gov/Mammals/Deer/Management/Deer-Open-Houses.html . People who can’t call during the dedicated time are encouraged to do so at their convenience.

“Although DNR staff are always available and happy to talk with members of the public throughout the year, we’re setting these office hours to specifically invite conversation about deer management,” said Barb Keller, the DNR’s big game program leader.

In addition to discussing general concerns about deer, individuals can talk with DNR staff about upcoming hunting season changes; identify topics that the DNR’s deer advisory committee should be aware of; and learn about other opportunities to provide thoughts and feedback regarding deer management throughout the year.


Deer open houses are just one way people can get involved with the deer season-setting process; other avenues include online questionnaires and the DNR’s deer population goal-setting process. Visit mndnr.gov/Mammals/Deer/Management/Population.html .

In Northeastern Minnesota, wildlife offices include:

Minnesota's archery deer season starts Sept. 17 and the firearms hunting season starts Nov. 5.

John Myers reports on the outdoors, natural resources and the environment for the Duluth News Tribune. You can reach him at jmyers@duluthnews.com.
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