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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 »

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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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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

Starting Sept. 1, feeding and attractant bans expanded to include additional counties in north central and southeast Minnesota. A feeding ban is in place in certain central-area counties, as well.
Get the feeding and attractant ban details  »

Harvested deer tied on a sled for transport

No whole carcasses

It is illegal to import whole deer, elk, moose and caribou carcasses into Minnesota. This prohibition applies to all U.S. states, Canadian provinces, or other areas.
Hunters, learn what to do  »

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