The DNR has scheduled two more metro-area open-house meetings for hunters and others interested in reviewing and asking quetions about the recently released draft deer management plan.

“We heard from some who wanted open-house meetings closer to home in the metro area, so we added two to the other ones in the lineup,” said Leslie McInenly, DNR acting wildlife populations and programs manager.

The added meetings will be held:

  • In St. Paul, Monday, April 23, at DNR Headquarters, 500 Lafayette Road.
  • In Richfield, Monday, April 30, at Wood Lake Nature Center, 6710 Lake Shore Drive.

Handouts explaining the deer plan and process will be available at the meetings, and DNR staff will talk with attendees individually and in small groups.

The DNR is taking online public comments on the new plan through Wednesday, May 9, at People who attend an informational meeting can  submit written comments on site, if they choose.

All meetings are scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and people can arrive anytime during the two hours. There will be no formal presentation at the meetings.