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Minnesota deer-feeding effort all but over

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DULUTH - With snow depth diminishing across much of northeastern Minnesota, the state’s first supplementary deer-feeding program in more than 15 years is all but over.

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Nearly 1,000 volunteers have distributed 528 tons of deer feed across the region to help beleaguered whitetails make it through the winter, said Mark Johnson, executive director of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association. The effort began March 6, and Johnson estimates that volunteers reached 16,000 deer.

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