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Twenty deer harvested during City of Redwood Falls’s annual archery hunt

Twenty deer were harvested during the City of Redwood Falls’s annual city archery hunt this past season. At Tuesday’s Redwood Falls City Council meeting, Paul Parson, the contracted Deer Hunt Coordinator for the city, presented the final 2021 report.

As part of managing the area’s wild deer population, the City of Redwood Falls has hosted the annual deer hunt for seven seasons now. This year’s season coincided with the full MNDNR archery season of September 18-December 31.
Parsons stated 20 deer were harvested, with 250 deer being spotted. Last year, hunters spent a total of 802.5 hours on the stand or a 40-hours per hunter average. Parsons said 20 hunters participated this past season, and were assigned stands in various locations. This year, hunters spent a total of 540 hours on the stand, or 27 hours per hunter.

During the hunt, hunters reported they saw 29 bucks, 154 does, and 54 fawns (yearlings) totaling 250 deer, which is 113 fewer deer than last year. Parsons stated many of those reports are of the same deer seen day after day, or by multiple hunters.



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