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.


News on hay and grazing program

Grazing on state lands Two state agencies are connecting cattle farmers in need of additional forage to wildlife managers needing to manage habitat.


Current attitudes about wolves

A wolf in the snow A study details the attitudes of Minnesota residents, livestock producers and deer hunters toward wolves and wolf management.


Deer feeding ban areas change

A map of the feeding ban areas Feeding restrictions are in place in certain areas. These updates took effect July 1.


Minimize conflicts with bears this summer

A black bear Is your yard or campsite attractive to bears?


New deer goals set

A doe white-tailed deer The DNR has set new deer population goals that reflect Minnesotans’ diverse perspectives about deer.


Buy Camp Ripley archery permits in August

A buck harvested at Camp Ripley Hunters don’t need to apply to lottery this year.


Beaver management simplified

A beaver with a DNR copyright logo on the image Recent law changes have simplified beaver management in Minnesota.


A Dakota County deer positive for CWD

A doe A wild deer in Dakota County was confirmed positive for chronic wasting disease.