One of Minnesota's most recognizable and popular mammals, the white-tailed deer is found in every Minnesota county. It is one of Minnesota's most ecologically, socially and economically important animals.
A diverse group of citizens met Dec. 13 in St. Paul to begin developing Minnesota's first-ever deer management plan.
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A ban prohibiting the feeding of wild deer is in effect in a five-county area in southeastern Minnesota as part of the DNR's comprehensive management strategy of Chronic Wasting Disease.
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Watch this video to learn why and how to properly cape a deer harvested outside of Minnesota.
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Whole carcasses of deer, elk, moose and caribou from anywhere in North America no longer can be brought in to Minnesota.
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