The deer reduction effort for this season is now complete. The reduction took place on 4 occasions between December 13, 2018 and March 7, 2019. The herd was reduced by 20 with 12 taken from Reservoir Woods Park in SE Roseville and 8 taken from Owasso Hills Park in NE Roseville. A detailed report is being compiled by the United States Department of Agriculture and when complete will be available on the city website or by contacting Parks and Recreation. Please call 651-792-7006 with any questions or clarification.
Click Here to view the 2018-2019 Roseville Deer Management Report from the USDA
After hearing mounting concerns about deer from residents and reviewing a comprehensive study prepared by the City’s Parks and Recreation department, the City Council directed staff to implement a deer management program during fall 2018/winter 2019 at its April 9, 2018 meeting.
The deer management locations have been identified as Reservoir WoodsPark, Owasso Hills Park, and Central Park at the Harriet Alexander Nature Center.
In mid-November, the USDA will begin baiting deer within the areas noted above. Control efforts will start once the appropriate number of deer begin using the bait stations. We expect these efforts to take place between early December 2018 and the end of February 2019 on either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings between dusk and dawn.
The attached letter will be going out the week of November 5, 2018 alerting residents near the three control locations of the upcoming reduction efforts.