Minnesota wildlife

Banding birds on an island

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.


'Tis the season … almost

A group of hunters gathers in the woods for a photo No matter where you're hunting this firearms deer season, our regional wildlife managers offer overall outlooks for their regions of the state.

Rules for portable stands

Portable tree stand mounted on a tree in the woods for deer hunting Hunters planning to use portable stands on wildlife management areas should check regulations to know when they need to remove stands after hunting.

Dogs can track wounded game

A hunting regulations change allows Minnesota hunters to use a leashed dog to locate and retrieve a wounded deer or bear.

Deer video library

Venison packaged at home for the freezer. Hunters can find videos on a variety of topics including CWD, quartering in the field and caping a trophy deer.