The Minnesota legislature is considering extending program in southeastern part of the state and the DNR have been getting public input before making any recommendations.
DNR Wildlife Research Manager Lou Cornicelli says the three year old pilot program is working and there are more yearling male deer.
Lewiston resident and deer hunter, Rob Averbeck (AH-ver-beck), says he is concerned about his daughters losing interest in hunting if there are too many restrictions.
Under the restrictions hunters cannot take deer unless they have more than a certain number of antler points.
Among the concerns voiced over the restrictions include hunter who may have a hard time determining how many points a buck has and damaged crops by too many deer.
Cornacelli says the DNR plans to make a recommendation to the legislature in the next few weeks.
The large crowd were given their own surveys to fill out and send in and the survey will also be available online at dnr.state.mn.us and people are encouraged to fill one out.