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DNR, MDHA host deer listening session at Bemidji High School

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Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

BEMIDJI — Deer hunters are invited to attend one of a series of listening sessions jointly hosted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association (MDHA).

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Among the sessions is one in Bemidji on March 24. The session will be held at the Bemidji High School auditorium beginning at 7 p.m.

“We’ve been hearing that deer numbers are too low and this year’s severe winter is exacerbating those concerns in many regions of the state,” said Leslie McInenly, DNR big game program leader. “These listening sessions will give deer hunters and the general public an opportunity to communicate directly with DNR staff who make deer management decisions.”

“Deer populations and health are important to MDHA members and all deer hunters,” said Mark Johnson, MDHA executive director. “We’re pleased to be able to offer these meetings so people regardless of their affiliation or interest can express their opinions on deer populations.”

All listening sessions will be from 7-9 p.m. Meetings are scheduled in:

Bemidji - Monday, March 24, Bemidji High School, 2900 Division St. West, auditorium.

Brainerd - Wednesday, March 19, Central Lakes Community College, 501 West College Drive, cafeteria.

Virginia - Tuesday, April 1, Mesabi Range College, 1001 Chestnut St. West, auditorium.

Cambridge - Thursday, March 20, Anoka Ramsey Community College, 300 Spirit River Drive South, rooms G201 and G202.

Morris - Tuesday, March 25, University of Minnesota’s West Central Research and Outreach Center, 46352 Minnesota Highway 329, Ag Country Auditorium.

Nicollet - Thursday, March 27, Nicollet Conservation Club, 46045 471st Lane.

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