In 2015, MDHA urged Minnesota’s Legislative Auditor to conduct an audit of DNR’s deer management. MDHA also called on DNR to establish a statewide deer management plan. As a result of the urging of MDHA and others, the Legislative Auditor conducted an audit of DNR’s deer management in 2016. One of the key recommendations in the audit was for DNR to prepare a deer management plan. At the beginning of 2017, DNR embarked on a year-long deer planning effort and appointed two MDHA representatives to the 20-member advisory committee. MDHA is the only organization with two members of the committee.