Whitetail Deer

Deer testing finds additional cases of CWD 

The case of the Dakota County deer, an adult male, marks the first time the fatal neurological disease has been detected in a hunter-harvested wild deer in the newly established south metro disease management zone.

Minnesota deer hunter bags a ... gator?

First he shot a 10-point buck, then he came across the alligator, which he also was able to shoot – the reptile has no special protection in Minnesota. As for how it ended up here ...

Investigation leads to additional CWD positive deer on Pine County farm

The ongoing chronic wasting disease investigation of farms tied to the Douglas County detection first reported in December 2019 has led to a CWD-confirmed doe on a Pine County farm. The herd in Pine County was being investigated because it provided animals to the Douglas County herd in the past, including the CWD positive doe that initiated the disease investigation.

Carcass disposal locations available for firearms deer hunters

Hunters who harvest deer in north-central and southeast Minnesota during firearms deer season will have 26 dumpsters available in a variety of locations to dispose of carcasses after completing deer registration, chronic wasting disease sampling and removing the meat.

Donating To Hides For Habitat (MDHA)

Don't throw your deer hides away this season, it only takes minutes to drop it off at a local Hides for Habitat drop box and have it get put to good use!

Hey, naysayers, leave those kids alone

In the latest print edition of the Outdoor News, two letter writers rang in with their opinions regarding the recent youth deer hunting season. I’ll commend both writers for entering their words into the public forum, but let’s dive a…

DNR: How to collect a lymph node sample [video]

If you are not in a mandatory testing area, but would like to test your deer for chronic wasting disease, you can voluntarily submit a sample to the University of Minnesota’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory for a fee. This video shows…

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