The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) says it’s deer breeding season, so motorists need to be extra cautious. Seventeen of Minnesota’s 18 deer-vehicle crash fatalities from 2011 through 2013 were motorcyclists, the DPS said. There were 7,010 deer-vehicle crashes reported during that time span.
A motorcyclist was seriously injured Sunday night after colliding with a deer in Benton County. The sheriff’s office says the crash was reported at about 7:25 p.m. on Little Rock Road Northeast, about one mile east of Highway 10.
Testimony continued Tuesday in the fatal feud between neighbors in New Brighton, Minn. over a deer-feeding dispute. Paula Zumberge is on trial for aiding and abetting the second-degree murder of Todd Stevens, and the injuring of Jennifer Cleven, his girlfriend.
Minnesota wildlife managers have announced rules for a “conservative” deer season to rebuild the whitetail population across much of the state. The Department of Natural Resources says only one deer can be harvested in 95 percent of the state, and the harvest of does will be further restricted.
Officials say an Eden Prairie man will likely face charges after he allegedly shot a deer with a pellet gun, and authorities had to dispose of it. The incident happened Friday afternoon when city police say they were called to the 18800 block of Pheasant Circle on a report of a man walking around with a gun.
After its mother died in a traffic accident, a baby deer is alive thanks to a good Samaritan — and his trusty pocket knife. Polly Rixe is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed to the Department of Natural Resources. Now, she’s nursing the special fawn back to health.
Charges are expected to be filed by noon on Wednesday against the New Brighton, Minn. man accused of shooting at a couple who lived across the street.
The Minnesota Deer Hunters Association is about to wrap up its emergency deer feeding for the season. It’s been a tough winter for deer, especially in northeastern Minnesota, so the Department of Natural Resources agreed in February to release state funds to the association for deer feeding.
While it may appear to be a postcard perfect morning in the woods just north of McGregor, Minn. the long, tough winter has taken a toll on woods and the state’s whitetail deer. “There’s over three-feet of snow still in the woods,” volunteer Dan Guida said.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association will host a series of listening sessions for deer hunters to learn more about the state of deer after this year’s winter.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources plans to hold two public meetings this month on how best to manage deer populations in southeastern Minnesota.
The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday that a man who had a loaded weapon while he was concealed in a deer blind was “pursuing” deer under state law — and that he needed a hunting license.
Minnesota’s firearms deer hunters haven’t been as lucky as last year, according to preliminary figures released Monday. Firearms hunters killed about 148,400 deer from when the season opened Nov. 9 until a late season closed in southeastern Minnesota on Dec. 1, the Department of Natural Resources said.
There’s no denying winter has arrived in Minnesota. Many of us have sent us questions about our recent blast of frigid air this week. So we thought we’d answer your cold weather Good Questions in this week’s Reply All.
An 85-year-old deer hunter is safe after becoming lost in northeastern Minnesota. The St. Louis County sheriff’s office says the Scanlon man got lost while following a deer in the woods. The sheriff’s volunteer rescue squad was called after members of his hunting party were unable to find him.