Deer management

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Popular, common and challenging

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.


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Opinions sought on new deer plan

Pubic comments on a new deer plan will be accepted online through May 9. Informational meetings scheduled in 37 communities will help introduce the new plan to citizens.
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Salt & mineral licks banned in 16 counties

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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A mounted deer

Make a memory: Cape your deer

Watch this video to learn why and how to properly cape a deer harvested outside of Minnesota.
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Harvested deer tied on a sled for transport

New rule: 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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