Saint Paul, Maplewood and Ramsey County are partnering for deer management south of I-94 this winter, pursuant to the 2023-2024 Ramsey County Deer Management Program. In this area, the current deer population exceeds the amount of sustainable deer habitat, which may result in an unhealthy, stressed herd. Overpopulation of deer also results in damage to ornamental and garden plants, high rates of deer/vehicle collisions, damage/ excessive browsing to native trees, shrubs and plants and spread of invasive species. During January-April of 2024, deer management activities will be accomplished in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Wildlife Services division. All deer removed in this program will be donated to underserved residents of Ramsey County in coordination with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Carole Gernes, Natural Resources Coordinator: (651) 249-2416