The Mysterious Case of Minnesota’s Disappearing Deer

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For years, the Minnesota hunting community has wrung its hands when it comes to one apex predator: the timber wolf. 

Wolves famously require lots of deer to eat; the ratio is usually cited at or above 20 adult deer per wolf annually. Since their range has expanded greatly in the last 40 years, so has the controversy surrounding their presence.

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About Roy and NAGC

Boundary Waters Canoe Area, BWCA, Roy Heilman

Roy Heilman is a lifelong outdoorsman with a love for storytelling. Fishing, hunting, and foraging topics are of special interest to him, especially when those topics intersect with getting kids outdoors, public lands, and Minnesota’s natural resources. An adventurer at heart, he is always looking to do something new.

In addition to writing exclusive content for Never A Goose Chase, Roy also produces material on wide-ranging topics for newspapers and magazines. Publications where his work has appeared include American Hunter, Pointing Dog Journal, Minnesota Conservation Volunteer, Whitetails Unlimited Magazine, Outdoor News, MidWest Outdoors, and MDHA’s Whitetales Magazine. Additionally, he’s been a freelance contributor to Press Publications newspapers since June 2021 and Mankato Free Press since September 2021.

AGLOW, OWAA

Roy is an award-winning communicator and an active member of the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers (AGLOW) and Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA). A naturally curious lifelong learner, he is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College and the New England Conservatory of Music.

This website is dedicated to the idea that when we venture outdoors, we always win. It doesn’t matter if we return with a stringer full of fish, a basket full of mushrooms, a belly full of berries, or nothing at all.  What does matter is that we go out, we make memories, and we make our lives richer. No matter what, it’s Never A Goose Chase.  

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Are you an editor, webmaster, marketing specialist, or other industry professional? Roy would love to hear from you. He is always open to new ideas and partnerships. It doesn’t matter if you have a specific proposal or one still in the brainstorm stage. Roy is a creative collaborator who brings his genuine nature and dogged determination to bear on every project. Use the contact form below for inquiries, proposals, or to request a link to a portfolio of his work.