Deer management

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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 »

collaring a deer, helIcopter in background

Studying deer movement

A DNR study is gathering data on deer movement in southeastern Minnesota. Now in its second year, scientists are tracking 85 deer using GPS collars.
Learn more about the research  »

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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.
Get the feeding ban details  »

Harvested deer tied on a sled for transport

No whole carcasses

Whole carcasses of deer, elk, moose and caribou from anywhere in North America no longer can be brought in to Minnesota.
Hunters, learn what to do  »

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