White-tailed deer


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Deer management

Three deer standing alert in the woods

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Popular, common and challenging

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 doe and buck in the field.

Citizens, DNR talk deer health

A diverse group of citizens met May 17 in Sauk Rapids to discuss objectives and strategies to keep Minnesota's deer healthy.
View agenda & download meeting notes  »

Map of the CWD management zone in southeastern Minnesota, deer permit area 603

Deer feeding banned in southeast Minnesota

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.
Learn about Minnesota's response to CWD  »

A mounted deer

Make a memory: Cape your deer

Watch this video to learn why and how to properly cape a deer harvested outside of Minnesota.
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Harvested deer tied on a sled for transport

New rule: No whole carcasses

Whole carcasses of deer, elk, moose and caribou from anywhere in North America no longer can be brought in to Minnesota.
Hunters, learn what to do  »