The purpose for this Deer Monitoring Report Form is to provide an opportunity for Burnsville residents to document and share their observations of deer activity in their neighborhoods. This documentation will be used to supplement other monitoring data collected by the City. Residents may submit a single report of any type or may choose to submit frequent observation reports that document local herd movements. All information submitted will be processed by the City as part of the overall monitoring effort.
This Form can be used for multiple report types, which are described below. The types of reports anticipated include general observations, depredation reports, and crash/carcass location reports. The information that should be included with each type of report are described below.
GENERAL OBSERVATION: A General Observation report is dedicated to deer observations within the City of Burnsville. Information that will be helpful for this report are the time of day, number of deer, sex and age of the deer (if known), and activity of the deer. Was the activity or anything else unusual? This report form can be used to document weekly, monthly or seasonal movements of deer through an individual property, neighborhood, etc.
DEPREDATION REPORT: Depredation reports are to record property damage that has resulted from deer feeding or frequent activity. The most important information to include in this type of report includes: the number of deer that have been observed causing the damage; movement patterns of deer causing damage; frequency that deer are active in the area of impact; time of day damage occurs; and type of damage that is incurred. Landowners can submit multiple reports documenting seasonal, or more frequent damage. Pictures can be submitted along with report as documentation.
CRASH/CARCASS LOCATION REPORT: The location of a deer/car crash, the location of a deer carcass along the roadside, or the location of a near miss due to deer crossing a road can be reported using this form. The information that is important to include are time of day the incident or observation occurred, and age and sex of deer, if known. If the incident was reported to the Burnsville Police Department, please include a police report number. The primary use for this report type is to document crash incidents that may not otherwise be reported through city, county or state records.
OTHER: If a resident wishes to submit a report on deer activity that does not fit into one of the categories listed above, they may provide a description of their comments or concerns in the spaces provided after checking this box.