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.


Making it easier to hunt turkeys

a turkey hunter sitting against a tree in the spring Hoping to bag a tom turkey this spring? Check out the changes that simplify turkey hunting licenses.

Deer population goal setting set to start

Here's a map of goal blocks and dates. The following areas (in gray in the map) are not included in the goal-setting process: Twin Cities metro area, Duluth area, Red Lake Reservation, and disease management areas. Areas in blue are scheduled for 2020, purple for 2021, green for 2022 and gold for 20 DNR is starting the next deer population goal-setting in January 2020 and you can be a part of it. The four-year process will assess and determine goals for blocks across the entire state.

New year goal: Firearms safety training

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

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.

Hunters can find CWD test results online

image of the CWD results page showing statewide results Hunters can find CWD test results on the DNR website.

Fisher, marten trapping season changes

Map showing the fisher, marten and bobcat zone north of interstates 94 and 10. Trappers are reminded that season dates have changed for several species.