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Still time to register for Minnesota’s first pheasant summit
There’s still time to register for the first Minnesota Pheasant Summit and contribute to strategies that aim to enhance habitat for this important species. Gov. Mark Dayton is inviting Minnesotans to register for the summit, which takes place from 9:30 a.m. … Full Story ...
State forest Christmas tree to grace governor’s residence
This year’s Christmas tree for the governor’s official residence in St. Paul is a 50-foot balsam fir from the Nemadji State Forest, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Today, DNR staff and the Conservation Corps Minnesota cut down the … Full Story ...
DNR auction in Grand Rapids set for Dec. 6
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will hold a public auction of surplus equipment Saturday, Dec. 6, at 9:30 a.m. in Grand Rapids at the DNR northeast regional office, 1201 East Highway 2, Grand Rapids. More than 100 items will … Full Story ...
Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee seeks applicants
Applications due by Monday, Dec. 22 The Department of Natural Resources, the Metropolitan Council and the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission are seeking qualified applicants to serve on the Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee. “The Parks and … Full Story ...
Hunters register 102,000 deer through second weekend
Minnesota hunters registered 102,000 deer through the second weekend of firearms deer season, down 31,000 from the same period in 2013, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. So far this year, hunters during special hunts, and the archery … Full Story ...
Furbearer registration is Dec. 5 in Finland, Grand Marais, Two Harbors
Trappers in the Finland, Grand Marais and Two Harbors areas can register furbearers on Friday, Dec. 5, between noon and 7 p.m. at area DNR registration stations. A typo in the 2014 Hunting and Trapping Regulations Handbook incorrectly lists the … Full Story ...
Mille Lacs open to pike spearing; walleye regulation unchanged
Dark-house spearing of northern pike will be allowed at Mille Lacs Lake for the first time since the winter of 1982-83, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Anglers and spearers can keep 10 northern pike, of which only … Full Story ...
Conference kicks off plan for Lake Superior fisheries management
Those interested in how the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources manages fish in Lake Superior are invited to participate in an informational conference on Saturday, Dec. 6, an event that kicks off the revision process for the next 10-year plan … Full Story ...
Like outdoors media? DNR subscription deals run through November
Readers of outdoors media have until Sunday, Nov. 30, to take advantage of subscription deals on two publications that are partnering with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Minnesota Sporting Journal Anyone with a 2014 Minnesota hunting or fishing license … Full Story ...
Upper Red Lake walleye regulations more restrictive this winter season
Walleye regulations will be more restrictive on Upper Red Lake following record walleye harvests the past winter and summer, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Effective Dec. 1, anglers can only keep three walleye, and the possession limit … Full Story ...
DNR reminder: ice is not safe right now
Ice is forming on some lakes, rivers and ponds around Minnesota, but DNR conservation officers warn it is too early to venture out. “The thin layers of ice forming on some Minnesota waters right now are not safe,” said Maj. … Full Story ...
DNR closes northeast Minnesota’s early wolf season
Wolf hunting in the northeast zone will close for the remainder of the 2014 early firearms season at the end of shooting hours on Friday, Nov. 14, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The northwest zone remains open … Full Story ...
DNR seeks applications for OHV grants
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking applications for grants to support off-highway vehicle (OHV) trail projects and new trail proposals. Application forms for projects on existing trails are due to a Parks and Trails area supervisor’s office each … Full Story ...
Minnesota’s snowmobile trails open Dec. 1
Despite the recent snowfall throughout much of Minnesota, snowmobile trails are not yet ready for riding, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Minnesota’s snowmobile trails officially open Dec. 1; however, several conditions must be met before trails open and … Full Stor ...
DNR seeks comments on Grand Marais area lake and stream management plans
Citizens interested in learning about or commenting on Minnesota Department of Natural Resources strategies for managing Grand Marais area lakes and streams have until Jan. 3 to ask questions or submit comments. Management plans describe past, present and desired future … Full Story ...
Hunters register 54,000 deer during first weekend
Minnesota hunters registered 54,000 deer during the first three days of firearms deer season, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Final numbers from the weekend show that the number of deer registered dropped 30,000 from 2013. So far … Full Story ...
10 new conservation officers begin their initial field assignments
Ten new Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officers are in their field stations following 16 weeks of field training. “These officers were recently added to the ‘thin green line’ sworn to serve the citizens by providing law enforcement and … Full Story ...
Minnesota state parks offer benefits to military personnel and disabled veterans
Although Minnesota state offices will be closed in observance of Veteran’s Day on Nov. 11, Minnesota state parks and recreations areas will be open, and free vehicle permits are available to many active military personnel and disabled veterans. Free one-day … Full Story ...
Deer hunters in far southeastern Minnesota encouraged to submit harvested deer for CWD sampling
Southeastern Minnesota deer hunters who harvest a deer in permit areas 348 and 349 are encouraged to have their deer sampled for chronic wasting disease (CWD) during the opening weekend of the firearms hunting season. Due to the discovery of … Full Story ...
Whitefish, cisco sport netting dates announced for Shagawa, Ojibway and Bear Island lakes
Additional opening dates have been set for whitefish and cisco (tullibee) sport netting on area lakes, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Tower area fisheries office.Lakes open to whitefish and cisco sport netting Tuesday, Nov. 4 through Saturday, … Full Story ...
Officials are saying the opening weekend of Mnsure went smoothly. Have your experiences been positive or negative?
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