At work for you
Helping you discover, explore, hunt and enjoy Minnesota's diverse wildlife and the forests, prairies, woods and wetlands on 11 million acres of public land. Contact your local area wildlife office for help and information.
CWD sampling changes this year
Voluntary CWD sampling and self-service stations among changes this year.
Mandatory carcass movement restrictions
Hunters in CWD management and control zones need to follow these restrictions.
Virtual public meeting about CWD
South metro CWD information meeting is Sept. 15.
Deer lottery deadline is Sept. 10
Hunters in lottery deer areas who want to harvest antlerless deer: know this deadline.
Take precautions to keep bears away
Please keep trash and birdseed away from bears.
Please don’t shoot research bears
There are about 20 valuable research bears in Minnesota marked with ear tags and collars.
Ruffed grouse counts steady
Minnesota’s ruffed grouse spring population counts are similar to last year.
Grouse sampling results in
West Nile virus test results are similar to last year.
Tips on wild rice season
Harvesters: Know the regulations before you go.
Prairie chicken report available
Prairie chicken populations are stable but low.
Grants help improve habitat
Organization that do conservation work can apply.
Hunting regulations available
Hunters, you're all set to plan ahead for the fall!
Youth deer season continues
The popular youth deer hunting season is again statewide.
Early antlerless season expands
The DNR has expanded the early antlerless deer season, Oct. 15-18, to include more deer permit areas.
Check your permit area boundary
Several deer permit area boundaries in north-central and northwestern Minnesota have changed.
Current attitudes about wolves
A study details the attitudes of Minnesota residents, livestock producers and deer hunters toward wolves and wolf management.