The D-N-R has launched a war on deer farmers, says state Representative Tim Miller from Prinsburg about the ban on importing or moving farmed deer within Minnesota to control the spread of chronic wasting disease.  Prinsburg contends the D-N-R is targeting deer farms, but doing nothing to address the situation in the wild,  where deer are “free to roam and… can cause all sorts of problems”:

“We aren’t talking about that.   We’re talking about hard-working Minnesotans that are trying to earn a living off of a very important livestock, and the D-N-R has effectively shut them down.”

D-N-R Commissioner Sarah Strommen said earlier the agency is  “committed to doing everything we can to reduce the continued risk of CWD transmission in Minnesota, including from farmed deer to Minnesota’s wild whitetails.”