Special Deer Hunting Program Will Be Put in Place in Grand Rapids

City Working to Reduce Deer Related Car Collisions

The City of Grand Rapids sees a large number of Deer related car accidents each year, and the deer also impact the vegetation in the city limits. But The Minnesota Department of Natural resources is working on a solution.

The DNR and the city are holding a special deer hunt to try and reduce the number of deer within the city limits.  The program, in its fourth year, is open to archery, firearms, and muzzleloader hunters during the regular season dates for those hunts.

“Anecdotal evidence from the Police department says they’ve reduced the number of deer car collisions within the city, so they’re really happy with the results that they’re seeing,” said Perry Loegering, the Grand Rapids Area Wildlife Supervisor of MNDNR.

Hunters must buy a regular license for the type of hunt they want to participate in.

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