Do you hunt in any of these areas?  If so, the DNR would like you to take an online survey so they can reach their Deer Goals.  It is important for you to take part so the DNR can get as much information as possible to help set limits for the deer harvest.

If you are interested in learning more and taking part in the survey, visit the MN DNR's website for deer goals.

From the Mn DNR:

The online survey allows the public to react to team recommendations and inform the DNR on their point of view regarding deer populations. A similar process was used as a final step to gather public input in 2008.

This information, along with the stakeholder team recommendations, will be used to set the 2012 deer season. Deer population goals for the remainder of the state will be revaluated in the next year or two.

"Back in 2008, hundreds of people provided us input using the internet," said Steve Merchant, DNR Wildlife Population Program manager. "This year we expect that level of public participation to increase even more."

Public comment will be accepted through Monday, May 1. Once public input is complete and results are analyzed, a decision on deer populations will be made for each permit area and the 2012 deer season harvest strategies will be adjusted accordingly.