Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Minnesota
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Minnesota Project

Assessing attitudes toward chronic wasting disease

August 2019 - June 2021


Participating Agencies

  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

The emergence of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in wild deer in Minnesota, and declining deer hunter participation, are topics of concern for the Minnesota DNR. Consequently, greater capacity to conduct studies that support decision making associated with white-tailed deer management has been identified as an area of need. This proposal supports a Ph.D. student position at the University of Minnesota, housed in the Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit to conduct human dimensions studies on CWD, deer hunters, and white-tailed deer management.