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Here’s What Would Happen Without Deer Hunting & What Does Happen With It

What would happen if we didn’t hunt deer? WCCO News posed this question to its readers and answered it in anticipation of Minnesota’s firearms deer hunting season that begins next weekend. …[I]f more than half-million Minnesota deer hunters decided to give it up, the impact would be as noticeable as a 12-point buck. “There would be very significant consequences,” said Steve Merchant, who manages the Minnesota deer population program for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. He says hunting is the main way we manage deer, and no hunting would mean a dramatic spike in numbers. Merchant says they would eat themselves out of...

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