Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Big Game Program Supervisor Barb Keller is working closely with farmers and landowners about deer depredation. “Despite what populations are doing at a larger scale, there can always be localized areas of high deer density,” said Keller. “We do have some assistance we’re able to provide producers to help with prevention of damage.” This includes assistance for fencing and money for documented lost forages. Farm groups have met with DNR to discuss the issue and new legislation gives farmers another tool to prevent damage.
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