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Bring your deer-related questions
Local wildlife managers across the state are again inviting anyone interested in deer to open-house meetings to ask deer-related questions and offer thoughts on deer issues, including about hunting regulation changes that will be released in early August.
Keeping an eye on spruce grouse
Minnesota researchers are into their second year of monitoring spruce grouse, a bird species that is notoriously difficult to count, through an annual spruce grouse survey that involves participation from dozens of cooperators and citizen volunteers.
Women can sign up for archery hunting series
Women who have archery experience and want to try archery deer hunting can sign up for a three-part series offered this fall through the DNR Becoming an Outdoors Woman program.
Bowhunter deer survey results available
Results are posted from the 2018 bowhunter survey, which gives the DNR a better look at deer populations in Minnesota.
Deer harvest reports available
Ever wonder how many deer Minnesota hunters harvested last season? In 2018, hunters registered nearly 189,000 deer, a total that includes firearms, archery and muzzleloader hunting seasons.
Apply for Ripley bow hunt by Aug. 16
If you're planning to participate in the regular archery deer hunt at Camp Ripley near Little Falls, here's a reminder that the deadline to apply is Friday, Aug. 16.
Apply to hunt prairie chickens
Hunters can apply through Friday, Aug. 16, to be chosen for one of 125 permits for the 9-day Minnesota prairie chicken hunting season that begins Saturday, Sept. 28.
DNR seeks designs for turkey and pheasant stamps
Wildlife artists can submit entries for two wildlife habitat stamp contests that will decide the artwork to be featured on the 2020 pheasant stamp and the 2021 wild turkey stamp.
Deer season regulations available
Hunters can start planning ahead for significant changes to deer season regulations including a youth deer season that's expanded statewide, updates related to managing chronic wasting disease, and expanded deer feeding and attractant bans.
DNR wolf comments posted
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a rule in March 2019 that considers the delisting of gray wolves as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act in the contiguous United States.