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Talk deer with DNR at Cloquet open house

Anyone interested in deer can talk with area wildlife managers from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources at meetings scheduled across the state meant to encourage discussions about deer and deer management, enhance local relationships and foster two-way communication.

The Cloquet Area DNR Office, 1604 Highway 33 South, will host an open house Aug. 30 from 6-8 p.m.

These area-level engagement meetings organized by the DNR are one of the first steps identified for implementing the state's new White-tailed Deer Management Plan.

"The format of the meetings will be similar to the ones held in April, when our draft plan was released," said Erik Thorson, DNR acting big game program leader. "The focus this time will be on the upcoming deer season, progress in meeting population goals, local DNR management efforts and listening to citizen suggestions on improving deer management."

These local open-house style meetings will provide hunters and others interested in deer a forum for sharing their observations, talking to DNR wildlife managers, reviewing new deer-related information — including the final deer plan — and discussing options for the future.

The DNR encourages anyone who can't attend a scheduled meeting to contact a local wildlife manager for more information or to address questions about deer management.

More information about the plan is available at