Cooperating for conservation
The Fish and Wildlife Division works with citizen's to manage, conserve and enhance Minnesota wildlife, fishes and the habitats on which they depend.
Muskie season opens June 1
Anglers can begin fishing for muskellunge on Saturday, June 1, in Minnesota, a state known as a muskie fishing destination where inland water minimum size limit is 54 inches and committed muskie anglers might cast all season for a few encounters with trophy fish.
How to catch and release fish
Anglers can take several actions to boost the chances a fish survives after being released by setting the hook quickly; using jigs, circle hooks and active baits like crankbaits; handling the fish firmly but gently; and quickly returning a fish to the water.
Do you need an aquatic plant permit?
Aquatic plants support healthy lakes and strong fish, and each year the DNR reminds lakeshore property owners that a permit may be required to remove aquatic plants.
Hydraulic jets illegal for plants
Using hydraulic jets to get rid of “muck” or to uproot aquatic plants in public waters is illegal.
Leave fawns alone this spring
Fawns are born mid-May through early June and people should leave fawns be if they encounter them in the wild.
Elk hunting applications open
Additional anterless permits and a new December season will give elk hunters increased opportunities to harvest elk this fall and winter in northwestern Minnesota.
Bear hunting license results available
People who applied for a bear license in a permit area where harvest is limited can check to see if they were chosen beginning Monday, May 20.