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Temporary off-highway vehicle trail closures begin in November
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will restrict recreational use of off-highway vehicles (OHVs) in some areas during the upcoming firearms deer hunting season. Vehicles affected by the restrictions include all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), off-highway motorcycles (OHMs) and registered off-roa ...
Changes greet hunters at Lac qui Parle controlled goose hunt
A number of new changes will greet goose hunters at the Lac qui Parle Refuge controlled hunt this year, including elimination of the need to register for blinds in advance, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The key … Full Story ...
High interest in latest round of Conservation Partners Legacy grants
Seventy-one applications totaling more than $8.9 million were received for the first round of the Conservation Partners Legacy (CPL) grant program, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Compared to last year’s Round 1 application cycle, this is nearly … Full Story ...
DNR seeks citizen volunteers to join fish species work groups
Volunteers are being sought to join five citizen-agency work groups that will discuss how the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources manages fish. There will be individual work groups for bass, catfish, panfish and walleye, and one that will focus on … Full Story ...
DNR seeks designs for Minnesota’s 2015 walleye stamp
Wildlife artists can submit entries for the 2015 Minnesota walleye stamp from Monday, Oct. 6, through Friday, Oct. 17, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has announced. The walleye stamp is sold along with hunting and fishing licenses or as … Full Story ...
DNR urges motorists to be alert for deer in the fall
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources urges motorists to be especially alert this autumn to avoid vehicle/deer accidents. “Fall is an extremely active time for wildlife, especially deer,” said Col. Ken Soring, DNR enforcement director. “Drivers need to remain alert … Full Story ...
Savanna Portage State Park will have limited public access during deer hunt Oct. 25- 26
During the special resource management deer hunt Oct. 25 – 26, Savanna Portage State Park near McGregor, Minn. will be partially closed. Visitors are advised to wear blaze orange or brightly colored clothing if they will be in the park … Full Story ...
Zebra mussels confirmed in 2 metro lakes
Two metro lakes will be designated as infested after the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in them this week, underscoring the need for ongoing vigilance against aquatic invasive species in the state’s waters. DNR … Full Story ...
Cook County trout lakes to be chemically rehabilitated
Three designated stream trout lakes in Cook County will be chemically rehabilitated to remove undesirable fish species and may be temporarily closed during treatment applications. Treatment of Kimball, Mink and Boys lakes will begin the week of Sept. 29 and … Full Story ...
DNR acquires new forest lands for wildlife habitat and public use
Hunters, wildlife enthusiasts, and wildlife populations now have 304 more acres of state forest land available in the Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood State Forest, in three southeastern Minnesota counties. Acquiring these lands is a part of a plan by … Full Story ...
DNR seeks comments on Whitewater State Park campground project
The Department of Natural Resources is accepting public comments from Sept. 29 to Oct. 29 on an environmental assessment worksheet (EAW) prepared for the Whitewater State Park campground development project, 20 miles west of Winona in southeastern Minnesota. The DNR … Full Story ...
DNR urges hunters to think safety 24/7
Another season of hunting is here, and along with it comes all the responsibilities to ensure a safe hunt, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said. Taking the best shot at the right time ensures a safe and productive hunt. … Full Story ...
Remember water safety during waterfowl season
With many duck hunters anxiously preparing for the Sept. 27 Minnesota opener, the Department of Natural Resources is reminding everyone to think safety on the water, especially during waterfowl season. In 2013, two people died in duck hunting related boating … Full Story ...
DNR to host celebration of paved trail at Glendalough State Park
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Parks and Trails Division, Otter Tail County and the city of Battle Lake will celebrate the completion of the Glendalough Trail on Friday, Sept. 26, at 11 a.m., at the Glendalough State Park Trail … Full Story ...
Good waterfowl opener expected this weekend
When Minnesota’s regular waterfowl season opens one-half hour before sunrise on Saturday, Sept. 27, hunting is likely to be good, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “The number of breeding ducks this spring was very high based on … Full Story ...
Who is Minnesota’s typical grouse hunter?
A hunter with a blaze orange cap and a shotgun keeps an eye on a dog bounding through the underbrush, trailing the scent of grouse. Bright yellow aspen leaves frame the trail. It’s a common autumn scene in Minnesota, a … Full Story ...
Lake Winnibigoshish fishing regulations to be discussed
Anglers who fish for walleye on Lake Winnibigoshish and connected waters will have an opportunity to discuss proposed regulations that would narrow the protected slot and allow for the potential of increased harvest. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is … Full Story ...
DNR reminds anglers of extended southeastern Minnesota trout season
Anglers who fish trout streams in southeastern Minnesota can take advantage of a longer catch-and-release season this fall, will not be required to use barbless hooks, and will have a longer winter catch-and-release season too. The Department of Natural Resources … Full Story ...
DNR accepting applications for coastal area STAR grants
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is accepting grant applications for short-term action request (STAR) projects through its Minnesota’s Lake Superior coastal program. The deadline for applications is Friday, Oct. 17. STAR project grants offer $2,500 to $7,500 in funding … Full Stor ...
Changes to Big, Little Rice lakes benefitting waterfowl
It’s been about two years since the Department of Natural Resources designated Little Rice Lake in St. Louis County as a state game refuge, and more recently made Big Rice Lake nonmotorized for part of the year, but already the … Full Story ...
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