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After walleye stamp contest, Hamrick has won them all
Stephen Hamrick of Lakeville has won the 2015 walleye stamp contest sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, becoming only the second person to win all five DNR stamp contests. Hamrick’s art graced the waterfowl stamp in 2012; the … Full Story ...
DNR grants give trap shooting ranges a boost
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has approved nearly $400,000 in expedited small range trap shooting grants to expand, improve or upgrade trap shooting ranges across the state. The grants are the result of a $2.16 million legislative appropriation earlier … Full Story ...
Warm, windy conditions greet hunters during second Camp Ripley hunt
Archers took a two-day total of 70 deer during the second bow hunt at Camp Ripley Military Reservation near Little Falls on Oct. 25-26, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said. For both hunts, a total of 145 deer were … Full Story ...
Brown’s Creek State Trail opens, capping construction season at Minnesota state parks and trails
Following the installation of a bridge over Manning Avenue in June and the recent completion of paving, Brown’s Creek State Trail is now open, the Department of Natural Resources announced today. The 6-mile trail connects Stillwater to the Gateway State … Full Story ...
Conservative 2014 deer season will rebuild herd, challenge hunters
By Tom Landwehr, commissioner, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Like more than 400,000 others, I am anxiously awaiting Saturday, Nov. 8, when Minnesota’s firearms deer hunting season begins. There’s nothing like it. The days of advance scouting. The physical struggle … Full Story ...
Hunters reminded that bonus permit use limited this season
Hunters in most of the state are not allowed to use bonus permits to take antlerless deer during the 2014 season, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “Bonus permits are only allowed in seven of 129 deer … Full Story ...
Hunters, off-highway vehicle users should review Pine County trail changes
Before venturing into the woods this fall, hunters, trappers and other recreationists are encouraged to review the changes to some trail designations in Pine County. The areas include trails located on state lands in the Nemadji, General Andrews, Chengwatana and … Full Story ...
Grand Rapids area whitefish, cisco sport netting to open
Opening dates have been set for whitefish and cisco sport netting on Grand Rapids area lakes, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Lakes open to whitefish and cisco sport netting Nov. 7 through Dec. 14: • Bass (north basin). … Full Story ...
Whitefish, cisco sport netting opens on Lake Vermilion, Newton, Basswood, Fall lakes
Lake Vermilion, Newton, Basswood and Fall lakes will be open to whitefish and cisco (tullibee) sport netting from Friday, Oct. 24, through Thursday, Nov. 14, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Newton, Basswood, and Fall lakes are listed … Full Story ...
U.S. Capitol Christmas tree to make first stop at Itasca State Park
The 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas tree will make its first public appearance on its journey to Washington, D.C. on Sunday, Nov. 2, at Itasca State Park, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said. The 60- to 80-foot-tall white spruce is … Full Story ...
Mille Lacs Lake fall fish survey shows promise
For the first time since 2008, Mille Lacs Lake walleye surviving into their second year remain abundant and the following year’s hatch appears to be doing well, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “We’re far from out of … Full Story ...
Conservative deer season will lower harvest
Hunters may not see fewer deer when firearms deer season opens Saturday, Nov. 8, but regulations implemented to help increase Minnesota’s deer population will place more of those deer off limits, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said. “By design, … Full Story ...
Hunters can register deer through phone, Internet or in person
Hunters can register deer they harvest by making a telephone call, using the Internet, or bringing deer to a big-game registration station, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Registration instructions for all methods are available online. “Our system … Full Story ...
Deer hunters encouraged to buy license early
With nearly 500,000 firearms deer hunters in the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources encourages hunters to purchase their licenses early to avoid long lines and any potential system issues associated with the high sales volume. The 2014 Minnesota … Full Story ...
Minnesota deer facts
Deer: The Animal Adult female white-tailed deer weigh about 145 lbs., males 170 lbs. The biggest white-tailed deer ever recorded in Minnesota was a 500-pound buck. A whitetail’s home range is about one square mile. Deer: Hunting Last year, 30 … Full Story ...
Mild conditions greet hunters during first Camp Ripley hunt
Archers took a two-day total of 75 deer during the first two-day bow hunt at Camp Ripley Military Reservation near Little Falls on Oct. 15-16, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said. There were 1,805 permits issued for the first … Full Story ...
A face like a pig and a penchant for drama: on the trail of a rare snake
By Harland Hiemstra, DNR information officer Slowly waving what looks like a small rooftop TV antenna from side to side, Erica Hoaglund steps carefully through the little bluestem, blazing star and black-eyed Susans growing in the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge. … Full Story ...
Youth archers harvest 6 deer at Ripley and Lake Alexander Preserve
Cool, sunny conditions greeted youth participating in the 13th annual youth archery deer hunt at the Camp Ripley Military Reservation north of Little Falls and the 11th annual youth archery hunt at nearby Lake Alexander Preserve over the weekend. Five … Full Story ...
Public hunting land dedicated during Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener helps protect Worthington’s municipal water
More than 150 outdoor supporters and hunters gathered Saturday during the Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener to dedicate a recently acquired wildlife management area (WMA) near Worthington. The 147-acre Worthington Wells tract of the Lake Bella WMA provides public hunting land … Full Story ...
Mankato named host community of 2015 Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener
Gov. Mark Dayton announced tonight that the city of Mankato has been chosen as the host community for the 2015 Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener. “I want to thank the people of Mankato for putting together a fantastic plan to … Full Story ...
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