The Bluestem Reindeer Ranch is the name of our small-but-growing reindeer herd. We are located in central Minnesota, near the town of Maple Lake. This means we are about a 40-minute drive from the west metro of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
We have been keeping and raising reindeer for 5+ years, and absolutely adore these animals.
In order to keep reindeer in Minnesota, our herd must be registered with the state and participate in annual inspections. We also submit annual inventory and status reports. As licensed USDA exhibitors, we are subject to Federal oversight in the form of inspections and various care and paperwork requirements and reports.
Most importantly we are members of ROBA, the Reindeer Owners and Breeders Association. This is an association of people throughout North America dedicated to reindeer health and well-being. ROBA is involved in animal health issues and the support of reindeer-related research.