Chronic wasting disease management

Map of portion of Minnesota showing Fall 2019 CWD surveillance areas in north central, central and southeast Minnesota.Chronic wasting disease, or CWD, is a fatal neurological disease that affects cervids, including white-tailed deer. It is found globally and in about half of the states in the U.S. CWD remains relatively rare in Minnesota at this time, but is a concern as there is currently no known cure. The DNR is working to limit its spread. Learn more about the disease.


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Visit the CWD test result page to find your results.

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New regulations

Plan ahead for this year's hunting season with the 2019 hunting and trapping regulations.

What we're doing

A whitetail buck along a very colorful tree line at sunrise on a late Autumn morning.


Surveillance information

A deer herd in a field in southeast Minnesota.

What you can do

Hunters dressed in blaze orange walking in November.


Learn more

Close-up on white-tailed deer that looks out over snow.