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Continued: DNR to allow emergency deer feeding in northern Minnesota

  • Article by: DENNIS ANDERSON , Star Tribune
  • Last update: February 12, 2014 - 11:59 PM

When winter ends, the DNR and deer hunters need to “have a conversation” about whether deer feeding is practical and effective, Telander said.

“We understand that dialogue needs to happen,” Johnson said.

Dennis Anderson • 612-673-4424

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