Minnesota Wildlife

Banding birds on an island

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At work for you

Helping you discover, explore, hunt and enjoy Minnesota's diverse wildlife and the forests, prairies, woods and wetlands on 11 million acres of public land.

Map of deer permit areas in southeastern Minnesota with CWD testing

CWD control in southeastern Minnesota

Learn about DNR plans to establish a cooperative foundation and control strategy for CWD discovered in two deer near Lanesboro.
Disease discovery & first steps  »


A doe and buck in the field.

Citizens named to deer committee

A diverse group of citizens will provide strategic guidance as DNR begins developing Minnesota's first-ever deer management plan.
See organizatins & individuals selected  »


Wildlife Management Area sign

Find your spot

Choose your getaway from among 1,440 public wildlife areas encompassing 1.29 million acres.
WMA finder »


Screenshot of DNRSurvey tool

Eye in the sky

A survey tool with customized data entry forms to record point, line, polygon or audio point features.
DNRSurvey software »