Anyone interested in deer can talk with area wildlife managers at meetings scheduled across the state meant to encourage discussions about deer and deer management, enhance local relationships and foster two-way communication. These area-level engagement meetings organized by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources are one of the first steps identified for implementing the state’s new White-tailed Deer Management Plan.

These local open-house style meetings will provide hunters and others interested in deer a forum for sharing their observations, talking to DNR wildlife managers, reviewing new deer-related information – including the final deer plan – and discussing options for the future. No formal presentations have been planned, so people can arrive any time during the scheduled meeting times.

Meeting are scheduled throughout the state with the closest to Sleepy Eye being at the Windom Community Center, 1750 Cottonwood Lake Drive, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 6 to 8 p.m.

More information about the state’s deer management plan is available at