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.


Comment on proposed fishing regulations

A large bluegill Anglers are invited to weigh in on proposed special fishing regulations that, if adopted, would become effective next year.


Comment on wolf plan update

a wolf You can share your thoughts online as the DNR updates the state's wolf management plan.


Learn about wolves in webinars

a wolf in snow Anyone can learn more about wolves in Minnesota during International Wolf Center webinars.


Pheasant hunting looks good this year

a pheasant Pheasant hunters are getting moving out into the fields, and the DNR's annual roadside pheasant survey showed an increase this year.


Learn to deer hunt classes continue

an archery hunter in the snow nyone who wants to learn how to hunt deer can register and participate in a series of online classes that continues through mid-October.


Deer hunters: log your observations

young bucks sparring as seen from a trail camera An online questionnaire will make it easier for Minnesota deer hunters to report wildlife they see during their hunts this year.


Cisco and whitefish sport netting opens

a boat on the water Recreational netting for cisco, also referred to as tullibee, and whitefish is open this fall on designated lakes.


Hunter walking trails provide access

a hunter walking trail The DNR maintains hunter walking trails as easy ways to travel by foot and hunt.


DNR tests for industrial chemicals in deer

a doe The DNR will test liver and muscle samples from deer for PFAS.


Small game survey results available

a ruffed grouse The annual survey estimates hunter numbers and harvest for two dozen species.


Early antlerless season expands

Antlerless deer on a trail camera The DNR has expanded the early antlerless deer season, Oct. 15-18, to include more deer permit areas.


Mandatory carcass movement restrictions

Vacuum packed venison Hunters in CWD management and control zones need to follow these restrictions.


Youth deer season continues

A youth poses with a buck he harvested during the youth deer season The popular youth deer hunting season is again statewide.


CWD sampling changes this year

A self-service CWD sampling station Voluntary CWD sampling and self-service stations among changes this year.


Check your permit area boundary

A clip out of the 2020 deer map Several deer permit area boundaries in north-central and northwestern Minnesota have changed.


Hunting regulations available

Cover of the 2020 hunting and trapping regulations book Hunters, you're all set to plan ahead for the fall!