Farmers in Southeastern counties say their crops are under attack by herds of hungry deer. While driving on county roads in the area around dusk, the sight of deer browsing in corn and soybean fields is quite common. And with deer numbers so high, their appetites are costing farmers thousands of dollars.
Wildlife managers are seeking public input on revised deer population goals for southwestern and north-central Minnesota.
The warm weather and lack of snow are having a positive effect on Minnesota’s deer population.