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Deer Management FAQ's

Why is it necessary to reduce the deer numbers in Roseville?

Deer in Roseville have no natural predators and are animals that adapt well to suburban environments. As a result, deer numbers have exploded to unstainable levels based upon the city’s available natural habitat.

What damage concerns does this program address?

Because of Roseville’s lack of available natural habitat, deer have been to encroaching on the community, causing damage. In addition to overgrazing native trees shrubs and plants in local parks and preserves and providing a foothold for invasive plant species, deer eat and damage a wide variety of ornamental and garden plants in suburban settings. Growing deer populations have also raised concerns over increased occurrences Lyme disease from deer ticks as well as damage to vehicles and injuries to people resulting from collisions with deer.

How will the deer removal be carried out?

The City has contracted with the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services Program to conduct the removal of an approved number of deer via the use of sharp shooters. The USDA has a strong safety record conducting these types of activities in and around cities, parks, and airports. Public safety is the highest priority in conducting these activities.

What will be done with the deer carcasses?

All deer that are removed will be processed and donated to charitable organizations or needy families approved by and coordinated with the MNDNR. 

Will residents be notified of the Deer Management program?

Yes, a letter to residents surrounding the removal locations was mailed out. Also, postings will be placed at all removal locations.

Where will the removal be conducted?

Specific locations are selected annually based on safety and population. Once locations are selected they will be posted on the Deer Management Plan page. Additionally, a mailing will be sent to resident who live near to the removal locations. 

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