April 10, 2008
Minnesota Debates Spring Deer Hunt
By Scott Bestul
From the Pioneer Press:
Department of Natural Resources officials will decide this week whether
[an] unprecedented [spring] hunt will be used to help "depopulate" deer
herds where a cattle disease has broken out.
"Our mission is to get bovine TB out of the deer herd up here,'' said Paul Telander, northwest regional wildlife manager. . . .
Dave Schad, the agency's Fish and Wildlife director, said there were
logistical hurdles to a spring hunting season, but he and others were
"We know that sharpshooters and aerial shooting works, but we're not
sure what kind of effort we'll have with a public hunt,'' Schad said,
given that roads would be muddy and hunters might not be interested in
shooting does carrying fawns.
Would you want to participate in such a hunt?