Deer surveys start next week

BEMIDJI– Bemidji State University biology professor Dr. Jacob Haus and his students will begin spotlight roadside deer surveys on Monday, Oct. 21st.

Time and weather permitting, these surveys will be conducted in three areas in a BSU vehicle with the hazard lights on.

The group will work in the northeast Lake Bemidji area near Lake Avenue, in Ward 4 on 23rd street, and areas adjacent to the Bemidji Regional Airport.

They will not conduct these surveys on Halloween night, and on other evenings, they are expected to begin at sunset until about 9 p.m.

The surveys should be complete by Wednesday, Nov. 6th. While this activity is typically illegal, residents are asked not to interfere or disrupt the surveys, and contacting law enforcement is not necessary.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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