Over the years, the City of Roseville has received a growing number of complaints about the increasing deer population in Roseville. Official deer counts conducted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR) in Roseville indicate that the local deer population has nearly doubled since the early 2000s. It is currently nearly three times the level the city can support based on the amount of natural habitat in Roseville.
In 2015, the City Council adopted a wildlife management ordinance that imposed a feeding ban on wild animals typically found in Roseville, including deer. In addition to the feeding ban, the ordinance allowed for the option of an organized hunt to control the city’s deer population should the City Council determine there is a need based upon deer population counts and community concerns.
The City Council will be discussing the option of an organized hunt using professional hunters at its Monday, October 24 meeting. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. and residents are encouraged to attend, watch on Roseville Cable Channel 16 or stream it live at www.cityofroseville.com/webstreaming. To view the agenda and background packet for the October 24 meeting please visit www.cityofroseville.com/Archive.aspx?AMID=30. All meeting information is expected to be online by the evening of Thursday, October 20.
The City would like your input on the deer population and its management in Roseville.