Jurisdictions struggle over how many deer are enough


An abundance of sickly and undernourished deer in the metro area is raising questions about whether cities are doing enough to keep them healthy by keeping their numbers down.

“Ramsey County should have 300 to 400 deer, not the 1,200 to 1,500 that it has,” said John Moriarty, senior wildlife manager at Three Rivers Park District, who lives near Roseville’s deer cull and sees deer often in his backyard. “Ramsey has a lot more deer than [it] should.”



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