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.


Wolf plan committee named

A wolf Twenty Minnesotans have been selected to help update the state’s wolf management plan.

Time to buy new licenses

graphic about licenes for 2020 being available and DNR logo It's that time of year! Buy your Minnesota hunting, fishing and trapping licenses.

Find outdoors skills classes

snowshoeing outing Women and families can learn outdoor recreational skills in a wide range of hands-on learning opportunities.

Deer feeding bans in effect

A dead deer by a corn pile in the distance The DNR is adjusting bans on the feeding of deer in certain parts of the state, to help prevent the spread of CWD.

Turkey licenses on sale March 1

a couple turkey hunters sitting against a tree Turkey hunters can buy their licenses for the spring 2020 season starting Sunday, March 1.

Elk harvest numbers

a couple elk in the snow seen from an aircraft Here's how many elk hunters harvested in Minnesota last season.

The skinny on light geese

light geese Hunters can help reduce the population of light geese through April 30.

Goats help improve habitat

A goat rubbing its neck on a buckthorn sapling Bucktorn on a steep slope? Send in the goats! DNR grant program helped county find a way to chew down invasive species.

New year goal: Firearms safety training

firearms safety instruction The start of the new year is a great time to think about signing up for a firearms safety course.

Get a rundown of CWD results

Map of CWD results During the 2019 hunting season and special hunts, chronic wasting disease was confirmed in 27 wild deer, all from southeastern Minnesota.

Pheasant and duck action plans

The pheasant and duck plans outline short-term actions that can help fulfill long-term conservation goals. Conservation efforts for pheasants, ducks and their habitats are outlined in new DNR action plans.