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. Contact your local area wildlife office for help and information.


Waterfowl hunting virtual meeting

a wolf A virtual open house is coming up on April 1 about possible waterfowl season changes.

Buy your turkey license

a turkey hunter against a treeHunters hoping to bag a tom turkey with a firearm this spring will see similar regulations as last year, and will not be restricted to a single permit area.

About pesticide exposure in deer

a doe Preliminary results of a study testing white-tailed deer spleens for presence of neonicotinoid pesticides show exposure of deer throughout the state.

Help shape deer populations

young bucks sparring as seen from a trail camera Minnesotans interested in deer populations can help shape deer population goals.

Deer feeding ban in effect

a dead deer near corn pileDeer feeding and attractant bans remain in place in several areas of Minnesota.

Swan Lake drawdown starts

swans on a wetland Wildlife managers with the DNR have begun lowering water levels on Nicollet County’s Swan Lake.

Light goose harvest begins

Ross' goose Hunters can help reduce the population of light geese through a federally authorized spring conservation harvest.

Apply for DNR committees

kids holding bass they caught Minnesotans can apply to serve on committees that advise the DNR about fisheries and wildlife topics.