Deer management

Three deer standing alert in the woods

Doe in field.

Deer population goal setting

Engage and share your opinion from Jan. 23-Feb. 13 during the 2023 round of goal setting for portions of east central and south central Minnesota.
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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

Bovine Tuberculosis • Chronic Wasting Disease • Deer permit areas • Deer plan • Feeding • Harvesting & importing • Hunting • Natural history • Opinion surveys • Populations • Problem deer • Reports & statistics

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