Deer management

Three deer standing alert in the woods

Doe in field.

Your opinions on deer needed

Answering questions about your deer hunting experience, issues related to deer damage and other deer-related issues will help DNR shape regulations for the 2024 hunting season.
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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 »

Deer topics

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