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DNR invites you to take part in Operation Deer Watch

(WBAY) — The state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wants you to take part in Operation Deer Watch.

It’s an annual survey of the deer population. Basically, if you see a deer, let the DNR know about it.

Wardens say the information will be used by county deer advisory councils to help them manage the state’s herd. They say this kind of citizen science is a valuable asset in conservation.

“Operation Deer Watch is just another version of that where people can take their enjoyment in watching critters and actually turning it into usable information,” said Jeff Pritzl, a DNR regional wildlife biologist.

Observations can be recorded and submitted online.

Operation Deer Watch runs through the end of September.

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