Deer Feeding Ban
Program Annual Reports
Deer Monitoring Report
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The City is involved in managing the deer herd in Burnsville in multiple ways, including through the enforcement of a deer feeding ban, regulation of bowhunting, education for residents on how to reduce deer issues, and annual deer population monitoring/population control. Information related to all of these areas can be found within the deer section of the website.
The City's work related to deer is directed by the
Deer Management Program Plan
, passed by City council in 2001.
The goals of the program are to:
Manage the deer population at socially acceptable levels
Maintain the health of Burnsville's woodland habitat
Maintain the health of our deer herd
The program is intended to address the following concerns associated with high deer populations:
1. Protect the biological integrity of our natural areas. Over browsing by deer harms our natural woodlands.
2. Improve public safety. An average of 50 deer/car collisions are reported annually in Burnsville.
3. Protect residential landscapes. More and more residents are experiencing problems with damage to their yards
and gardens from deer.
4. Maintain the long term health of the deer herd. Left unchecked, the size of the herd will increase to levels that
cannot be supported naturally.
The Burnsville Deer Management program has a number of components, including education, monitoring, ordinance revisions and population control. The City produces an annual report on deer management activities which can be found
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