Popular, common and important
One of Minnesota's most recognizable and popular mammals, the white-tailed deer is found in every Minnesota county. It is one of Minnesota's most ecologically, socially and economically important animals.
Mandatory CWD testing
Tests are mandatory during the first two days of the statewide (A) and late southeast (3B) seasons in select deer permit areas.
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Salt, mineral licks banned
North central and central Minnesota counties join southeastern Minnesota in deer feeding ban after chronic wasting disease found in captive deer.
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No whole carcasses
Whole carcasses of deer, elk, moose and caribou from anywhere in North America no longer can be brought in to Minnesota.
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Studying deer movement
A DNR study is gathering data on deer movement in southeastern Minnesota. During the first season of the study, a total of 109 deer were outfitted with GPS collars.
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