Deer management

Three deer standing alert in the woods

Doe in field.

Know the difference

Individual elk are beginning to appear in a wider geographic area outside of far northwestern Minnesota. Make sure you know the difference in the field.

Deer & elk identification »
Deer herd in snowy field.

Deer advisory committee

The deer advisory committee, created as part of the DNR's Minnesota White-tailed Deer Management Plan, provides input on deer management issues.
See committee members and responsibilities »

A whitetail buck along a very colorful tree line at sunrise on a late Autumn morning.

Chronic wasting disease

The fatal neurological disease has been found in Minnesota's wild white-tailed deer. The DNR is working to limit its spread and you can help.
Find out more about CWD »

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