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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 ...
Learn wilderness survival basics before going afield
A missing duck hunter near Mille Lacs Lake forced to spend the night in the woods is a good reminder that anyone spending time outdoors should know wilderness survival basics, said an official with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. … Full Story ...
State Line Lake rehabilitation project enters final phases with rough fish eradication Oct. 9-10
A multiyear cooperative effort to improve water quality, fish and wildlife habitat on State Line Lake near Emmons, is entering its final phases. For many years the lake has been infested with carp and other rough fish, and exhibited poor … Full Story ...
Whitefish and tullibee sport netting opens Oct. 10
Recreational netting for whitefish and tullibee opens Friday, Oct. 10, on designated lakes in northern Minnesota, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Lakes known as Schedule II lakes are open to recreational netting as follows: Schedule II A lakes … Full Story ...
DNR seeks volunteers to join deer goal setting teams
People interested in helping the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources establish deer population goals for large portions of northeastern, north-central and east-central Minnesota can apply online. Volunteers are being sought to join five advisory teams that will develop deer population … ...
DNR enforcement names new chief pilot
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Enforcement Division has named Conservation Officer/Pilot Tom Buker its chief pilot. He had been the acting chief pilot since October 2013. Buker will assume the permanent position and be promoted to captain Oct. 8. … Full Story ...
Mille Lacs fish diet study is topic of presentation
A study of what fish eat in Mille Lacs Lake, and how much food is consumed by predator fish in the lake, will be the subject of a Department of Natural Resources presentation and discussion. The event is part of … Full Story ...
Worthington to host 2014 Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener
The southwestern Minnesota city of Worthington will host the 2014 Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener on Friday, Oct. 10 and Saturday, Oct. 11. “This event will showcase the Worthington area as a hunting community,” said Scott Rall, a member of the … Full Story ...
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