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DNR partners with local governments for record number of watercraft inspectors
The Department of Natural Resources has been partnering with local governments such as counties and cities to increase the number of watercraft inspectors at public water accesses in Minnesota. Inspectors are an important component in the effort to protect state … Full Story ...
DNR schedules regional meetings to explore improving spring wild turkey season
How to increase hunter opportunity and satisfaction during the spring wild turkey season will be the focus of four public discussion meetings the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will host in late September and October. “These are regional discussion meetings … Full Story ...
Conservation officer set to call it a career
An individual’s career can be the result of the best laid plans, or, following a passion. Steve Walter, a conservation officer with the DNR, has such a passion: a love of the outdoors and desire to protect it. “I grew … Full Story ...
DNR designates new wildlife lands for public use
Outdoor enthusiasts now have an additional 5,041 acres of land spread in more than 22 counties where there are opportunities to hunt, trap, hike, cross-country ski and watch wildlife in areas known as state wildlife management areas (WMA). “State taxpayers … Full Story ...
Deer lottery application deadline approaching
Firearms and muzzleloader hunters who want to harvest antlerless deer throughout much of Minnesota this hunting season are reminded they must purchase their license and apply for an antlerless permit by Thursday, Sept. 10, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources … Full Story ...
Surplus prairie chicken licenses on sale
Minnesota residents who applied in the lottery to hunt prairie chickens and did not get picked to receive a permit can purchase one of four surplus prairie chicken licenses for permit area 813 starting at noon Monday, Sept. 14. The … Full Story ...
Minnesota fishing licenses made easy
“Hey, let’s go fishing!” No license, no problem if you visit www.mndnr.gov/fishmn. No smart phone, also no problem, just call instant license at 888-665-4236. That’s right, you can purchase your license online or via phone call and start fishing today, … Full Story ...
Share a passion for deer hunting during youth deer season Oct. 15-18
Youth ages 10-15 can participate in a special deer season that runs from Thursday, Oct. 15, to Sunday, Oct. 18, in 27 permit areas of southeastern and northwestern Minnesota, including the 601 Twin Cities metro permit area. “The best way … Full Story ...
DNR partners with St. Paul Saints on special ticket, meal offer
Anyone with a 2015 Minnesota hunting or fishing license can receive a special offer on tickets to select St. Paul Saints games through a special partnership between the Saints and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “Baseball fans can enjoy … Full Story ...
Invasive species starry stonewort confirmed in Stearns, Meeker county lakes
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the presence of starry stonewort (Nitellopsis obtusa) in Lake Koronis and Mud Lake, connected to Koronis, in Stearns and Meeker counties. This is the first confirmed case of this invasive species in … Full Story ...
DNR redoubles Mille Lacs Lake walleye management efforts
The DNR announced today that it has begun implementing several concrete steps aimed at improving the Mille Lacs Lake walleye population, while building a closer working relationship with the Mille Lacs community. “Mille Lacs is an incredibly important fishery for … Full Story ...
DNR conservation officer receives top awards
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has named Bret Grundmeier its 2015 conservation officer of the year. He works out of the Hinckley station. “Officer Grundmeier uses a common sense approach when taking law enforcement action, giving the honest person … Full Story ...
Roadside wildlife counts to be released Sept. 8
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will release its annual roadside wildlife survey on Tuesday, Sept. 8. The report summarizes roadside counts of pheasants, gray (Hungarian) partridge, cottontail rabbits, white-tailed jackrabbits and other wildlife observed in the early morning hours R ...
Duluth artist wins 2016 trout and salmon stamp contest
Duluth artist Dean Kegler has won the 2016 Minnesota Department of Natural Resources trout and salmon stamp contest with a painting of a brown trout. The painting was selected by judges from among 12 submissions for the annual contest. Kegler … Full Story ...
Anglers caught poaching fish in Ely area
A group of anglers from Indiana and Illinois were recently charged with poaching fish near Ely, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The case stems from a June investigation, and it marks a busy season for DNR conservation … Full Story ...
Wild River State Park will host 5K run/walk
The Friends of Wild River State Park invite individuals and families seeking fresh air, exercise and fall color to sign up for the Otter Trotter 5K run/walk on Saturday, Oct. 10. “It’s a wonderful time of year to get outdoors,” … Full Story ...
DNR asks bear hunters not to shoot radio-collared bears
The Department of Natural Resources asks hunters participating in Minnesota’s bear season that opens Tuesday, Sept. 1, to avoid shooting radio-collared research bears. The animals are marked with colorful ear tags. Many of the collars have global positioning units that … Full Story ...
Statement from DNR commissioner’s office
This morning, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources issued the 1855 Authority a special permit that allows certain individuals to harvest wild rice on Aug. 27 without state wild rice harvesting licenses. The permit was issued in response to the … Full Story ...
New DNR forestry exhibit to debut at State Fair
The forestry exhibit in the historic Department of Natural Resources building at the State Fair has been updated this year. New interactive displays convey how Minnesota’s forests provide a wide range of natural, cultural, economic and recreational opportunities. “Minnesota’s forests … Full St ...
Hunter pleads guilty to deer poaching in Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge
A Zimmerman, Minnesota man recently pled guilty to a 2014 case of illegally taking multiple deer in the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge. On Nov. 1, 2014, Minnesota DNR Conservation Officer Mitch Sladek of Big Lake observed a woman and her … Full Story ...
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