Section of Wildlife

The Section of Wildlife carries out research and management programs affecting all state wildlife species. The programs are carried out by the regional and area personnel. The section acquires, develops, and manages wildlife management areas, most of which are open to public hunting during established seasons. The section also recommends hunting and other wildlife-related regulations, carries out census, survey and research projects, and promotes wildlife habitat protection and development on public and private lands.

Wildlife Area Office Contacts:

Wildlife Research Tools:

  • DNRSurvey DNRSurvey is an ESRI ArcMap AddIn developed by MnDNR Wildlife and MnIT Services to facilitate aerial surveys of wildlife. It is moving map software with customized data entry forms to record point, line, polygon, or audio point features in real time.