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COL Aerial deer counts slated for SE region

From staff reports

The Department of Natural Resources will use helicopters to count deer in Fillmore, Houston and Wabasha counties between Monday and March 31.

The area includes deer permit areas 342, 347 and 349.

Exactly when the counts will happen depends on weather.

The aerial count is one tool the DNR uses to evaluate how many deer there are so it can set the number of permits to hunt antlerless deer. The DNR also looks at the number of deer registered and other data.

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It has been many years since the three permit areas were evaluated by air.

PHEASANTs FOREVER FUND-RAISER: The annual fund-raiser of Tri-County Pheasants Forever will be March 5 at Willow Creek Golf Club. Cost is $45 per person and includes one-year membership in PF. For tickets or more information, call Marty Jensen at 288-2024.

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