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Reminder: Admission to state parks will be free on Black Friday
Gov. Mark Dayton has proclaimed Friday, Nov. 27, to be “Free Park Friday” at all Minnesota state parks and recreation areas. The usual $5 fee for a one-day vehicle pass will be waived to encourage Minnesotans to get outdoors and … Full Story ...
Hunters register more than 128,000 deer through third weekend
Minnesota firearms hunters registered 128,174 deer through the third weekend of firearms deer season, up from 112,715 from the same period in 2014, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. So far this year during special hunts and the … Full Story ...
DNR seeking applications for Aquatic Invasive Species Advisory Committee
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking applications from people interested in serving on the statewide Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Advisory Committee. The committee was established in December 2012 to help guide the department’s aquatic invasive species activities. People … ...
DNR seeks comments on environmental assessment for Goose Prairie Marsh Enhancement Project
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is accepting public comments on an environmental assessment worksheet (EAW) prepared for a proposal to improve management of surface waters near Goose Prairie Marsh in Clay County. The Goose Prairie Marsh Enhancement Project would … Full Story ...
Information meetings planned to discuss elk management plan for Minnesota
People interested in learning more about the elk herds of northwestern Minnesota, and elk management and research, can attend one of three information meetings to discuss the draft Strategic Management Plan for Elk in Minnesota for 2016-2020. This draft plan … Full Story ...
Conditions look good for late-season pheasant hunting
Plenty of roosters in the fields and light hunting pressure are two good reasons why Minnesotans should keep their pheasant hunting gear handy, according to the Department of Natural Resources. “People may not realize that pheasant hunting success is probably … Full Story ...
Legacy funding proposals support pheasant action plan
Pheasants and pheasant habitat will benefit from approximately $60 million of more than $111 million in habitat programs and projects recommended by the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council for funding from the Outdoor Heritage Fund next year. The proposed projects will … Full Story ...
New Mille Lacs northern pike winter regulations begin Dec. 1
Anglers and dark-house spearers on Mille Lacs Lake this winter will have northern pike regulations that continue to allow plentiful harvest of smaller pike from the lake, while continuing to protect large fish. The only change from current regulations is … Full Story ...
DNR approves groundwater area plan for north and east metro
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources this week approved a plan designed to ensure adequate supplies of groundwater within the state’s first designated groundwater management area. The designated area includes all of Washington and Ramsey counties, along with portions of … Full Story ...
Hunters register nearly 120,000 deer through second weekend
Minnesota firearms hunters registered 118,599 deer through the second weekend of firearms deer season, up from 104,785 from the same period in 2014, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “Hunters are seeing more deer this year as we … Full Story ...
DNR seeks comment, announces meetings about potential muskie lakes
The Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input to help determine if new muskellunge lakes spread geographically throughout Minnesota should be established in 2016. “The DNR is committed to seeking broad public input as it considers new muskie waters,” … Full Story ...
Lt. Gov. Tina Smith announces free admission to state parks on Black Friday
Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr announced today that entrance fees to all 75 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas will be waived on Friday, Nov. 27 for “Free Park Friday,” encouraging Minnesotans to … Full Story ...
Hunters register 68,401 deer during first weekend
Minnesota firearms hunters registered 68,401 deer during the first three days of firearms deer season, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “Hunters are seeing more deer this year as we continue to build deer populations across much of … Full Story ...
Less restrictive Red Lake winter walleye regulations announced
Anglers fishing Upper Red Lake this winter will be able to keep three walleye – one more than last winter’s limit – and those fish can be from a broader size range. Effective Tuesday, Dec. 1, the daily bag and … Full Story ...
Overall Camp Ripley hunt harvest up 41 percent
In a sign that deer populations are rebounding, archers this year harvested 41 percent more deer in two hunts at Camp Ripley Military Reservation near Little Falls. “A more successful hunt at Camp Ripley is good news for Minnesota deer … Full Story ...
Mille Lacs area lands major bass tournament after DNR rule changes
The Mille Lacs Lake area has scored a world-premiere bass tournament following fishing regulation changes made by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources that aim to attract larger bass tournaments to the lake. The Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year … Full Story ...
Final EIS for PolyMet’s proposed copper-nickel mine released
Public invited to provide comments by Dec. 14 State and federal agencies have released a final, comprehensive environmental analysis of Minnesota’s first proposed copper-nickel mine. A 30-day public review period begins next week. Release of the final environmental impact statement … Full Stor ...
DNR offers sneak peek at interactive deer map, seeks feedback
Hunters now can preview an interactive deer information tool being developed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on the deer map page. “This is our first step toward launching an online application that delivers useful information hunters need and want,” … Full Story ...
Help yard trees survive the winter
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources recommends taking steps to help yard trees survive the winter. “Make sure your trees are healthy when winter arrives by taking action now,” said Jennifer Teegarden, DNR forestry outreach specialist. “When conditions are dry, … Full Story ...
Anticipation builds for Saturday’s deer opener
Deer hunters will soon head out to the fields and forests in anticipation of the firearms deer opener that gets underway a half-hour before sunrise on Saturday, Nov. 7. “Many hunters look forward to deer season all year as a … Full Story ...
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