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For many Minnesotan's, deer hunting season is a form of vacation. According to the DNR, this deer hunting season may be a little different than the rest. An over-abundant population of white-tailed deer is prompting the DNR to initiate a state wide plan to control the population. The DNR is asking hunters, conservationists, local governments, foresters, ecologists, auto insurance companies and anyone else who might feel the effects of too many or too few deer in their territory to weigh in on the issue. Lee Frelich, a leading forest researcher at the University of Minnesota, said he was also glad to hear that the state was working on a plan to control the number of deer. “Deer can eat certain plants out of existence,” he said. “It’s a real concern for biodiversity.”

To read more about this topic, view this article by the Star Tribune