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Deer Observations
Each year, the City conducts aerial surveys of the deer population, during which deer numbers and locations are recorded. Deer-car collisions are also recorded, as well as general citizen observations. Together, the City can create an accurate estimate of the size and number of deer in the herd. The City uses this information to determine population management needs and strategies. Below are maps of deer observations.

2015-2016 Deer Observation Map
Aerial Survey
Crash Map 
Citizen Observation Map


2014-2015 Deer Observation Map
Aerial Survey
Crash Map 
Citizen Observation Map  

2013-2014 Deer Observation Map 
Aerial Survey
Crash Map 
Citizen Observation Map  

2012-2013 Deer Observation Map     
Aerial Survey
Crash Map                                                         
Citizen Observation Map                                                 
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 Photo taken during aerial deer survey in Burnsville

Observations by Residents
Residents are encouraged to help account for the deer within the City's borders and report nuisance deer. If the deer herd becomes overpopulated, it may be not only detrimental to the health of our urban forests, but it may also cause damage to residential trees, shrubs, landscaping or other personal property. Use the form below to report nuisance deer. The Natural Resources Department may consider removal of nuisance deer if the problem is severe. 
 
Deer Monitoring Report Form

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