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Letters: DNR needs to save deer, by managing wolves

 

November 29, 2019



As an outdoorsman and a Minnesota hunter I read with interest the commentary on the deer population facing a threat in the form of chronic wasting disease (CWD). Although CWD is a major concern that needs more research, the greatest threat currently reducing the state’s deer herd is the overpopulation of wolves. This is occurring daily and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources refuses to discuss it, let alone put forth a plan that saves deer and not wolves.

Wolves have destroyed the deer herd in certain areas of northern Minnesota, and, according to recent wolf research data, t...



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