Deer management

Three deer standing alert in the woods

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Doe in field.

Deer population goal-setting

The DNR began its statewide goal-setting process in January 2020. Final population goals from this year's blocks are now posted.
Learn more about the process »

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 »

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