White-tailed deer

Management

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Deer management

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Popular, common and challenging

One of Minnesota's most recognizable and popular mammals, the white-tailed deer is found in every Minnesota county. It is one of Minnesota's most ecologically, socially and economically important animals.

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CWD testing required Nov. 4 & 5 in 21 areas

Learn how hunters in portions of north central, central and southeast Minnesota should prepare for mandatory chronic wasting disease sampling.
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Salt & mineral licks banned in 16 counties

North central and central Minnesota counties join southeastern Minnesota in deer feeding ban after chronic wasting disease found in captive deer.
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Make a memory: Cape your deer

Watch this video to learn why and how to properly cape a deer harvested outside of Minnesota.
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New rule: No whole carcasses

Whole carcasses of deer, elk, moose and caribou from anywhere in North America no longer can be brought in to Minnesota.
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