Minnesota fish and wildlife

A doe and buck in a field during fall

Cooperating for conservation

The Fish and Wildlife Division works with Minnesotans to manage, conserve and enhance the state's wildlife, fishes and the habitats on which they depend.


Wolf plan committee named

A wolf Twenty Minnesotans have been selected to help update the state’s wolf management plan.


Time to buy new licenses

graphic about licenes for 2020 being available and DNR logo It's that time of year! Buy your Minnesota hunting, fishing and trapping licenses.


Learn how to hunt turkeys

A view of turkeys and a decoy from a hunting blind Whether you’re an adult or youth, you can learn to hunt turkeys this April with experienced volunteers.


Find outdoors skills classes

snowshoeing outing Women and families can learn outdoor recreational skills in a wide range of hands-on learning opportunities.


Deer feeding bans in effect

A dead deer by a corn pile in the distance The DNR is adjusting bans on the feeding of deer in certain parts of the state, to help prevent the spread of CWD.


Turkey licenses on sale March 1

a couple turkey hunters sitting against a tree Turkey hunters can buy their licenses for the spring 2020 season starting Sunday, March 1.


Elk harvest numbers

a couple elk in the snow seen from an aircraft Here's how many elk hunters harvested in Minnesota last season.


The skinny on light geese

light geese Hunters can help reduce the population of light geese through April 30.


Walleye stamps help support fish stocking

The 2020 Minnesota walleye stamp You don’t need a Minnesota walleye stamp to fish for or keep walleye, but you can buy one to help support walleye stocking.


Goats help improve habitat

A goat rubbing its neck on a buckthorn sapling Bucktorn on a steep slope? Send in the goats! DNR grant program helped county find a way to chew down invasive species.


New year goal: Firearms safety training

firearms safety instruction The start of the new year is a great time to think about signing up for a firearms safety course.


Get a rundown of CWD results

Map of CWD results During the 2019 hunting season and special hunts, chronic wasting disease was confirmed in 27 wild deer, all from southeastern Minnesota.


Supporting archery in the schools

photo from the NASP national chapionship Schools and nonprofit organizations interested in introducing students to archery can apply for a DNR program.


Great demand for outdoors grants

Kids out on a hike along a stream Strong demand for resources to get more children outdoors.


Pheasant and duck action plans

The pheasant and duck plans outline short-term actions that can help fulfill long-term conservation goals. Conservation efforts for pheasants, ducks and their habitats are outlined in new DNR action plans.