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.


New deer goals set

A doe white-tailed deer The DNR has set new deer population goals that reflect Minnesotans’ diverse perspectives about deer.

Beaver management simplified

A beaver with a DNR copyright logo on the image Recent law changes have simplified beaver management in Minnesota.

More options for elk hunters

A bull elk on the edge of trees and grass Hunters can apply through June 12 to hunt elk in northwestern Minnesota.

Leave deer fawns alone

A fawn in some garlic Deer fawns are being born this time of year and the DNR asks that people avoid disturbing or touching them.

Be aware of bears this spring

A black bear As bears emerge from hibernation, the DNR reminds homeowners to check their property for food sources that could attract bears.

A Dakota County deer positive for CWD

A doe A wild deer in Dakota County was confirmed positive for chronic wasting disease.