WTIP Outdoor News Podcast

Deer Season Opener & Habitat Projects In Northeast Minnesota

Hunters will take to the woods this Saturday, Nov. 5 for the traditional and highly anticipated deer season opener. While portions of the state are experiencing increased deer populations, the northeast region population is of concern for Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials. In this episode, podcast host Kalli Hawkins speaks with Dr. Lindsey Shartell, acting northeast regional wildlife manager with the Minnesota DNR to learn more about current habitat projects to help stabilize and boost white-tail deer populations.

One project in particular, near the Elephant Lake area is a collaborative effort with the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association. Kalli also speaks with the Denis Quarberg president of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association to discuss the success of the Hides for Habitat program and challenges the association is experiencing in local participation.