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Deer Management in Eden Prairie

Post Date:11/20/2019

Eden Prairie’s deer management program is scheduled to begin in December and continue through March at multiple sites throughout the City, typically beginning at dusk and into the evening when deer are most active. During this time, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wildlife professionals work to reduce the City’s deer population.

The goal of the program is to maintain the white-tailed deer population within the City at 20-25 deer per square mile. This is in accordance with Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) guidelines, which state that one square mile of good habitat can reasonably support 20-25 deer.

Residents with questions about the deer management program can contact Matt Bourne at 952-949-8535. Safety concerns can be directed to the Police Department at 952-949-6200.

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