Deer management

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Popular, common and important

One of Minnesota's most recognizable and popular mammals, the white-tailed deer is found in every Minnesota county. It is one of Minnesota's most ecologically, socially and economically important animals.

Map of CWD testing areas

Mandatory CWD testing

Tests are mandatory during the first two days of the statewide (A) and late southeast (3B) seasons in select deer permit areas.
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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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