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.
Grouse hunters can collect samples
The DNR is asking ruffed grouse hunters in northern Minnesota to voluntarily submit samples for a West Nile virus research project.
How DNR manages wild rice lakes
Wild rice harvesters are preparing to scout and harvest rice this year, and wildlife managers around the state are seeing highly variable rice conditions.
New Pelican Lake access to open
Staff and contractors working for the DNR have been busy putting the finishing touches on a new Pelican Lake public water access that’s expected to be open in time for hunting season.
Southeast deer hunter survey results
A survey of southeast Minnesota deer hunters helped inform the DNR before setting this year's regulations.
Hunting or fishing license gets you a Twins cap
Your hunting or fishing license gets you access to a special Minnesota Twins ticket package and a free blaze orange Twins cap at two upcoming games.
Check out the Prairie Pod podcast
Interested in prairies and grasslands, and the wildlife that live there? The Minnesota DNR launched its Prairie Pod podcast – and Season 2 is underway.
Bring your deer-related questions
Local wildlife managers across the state are again inviting anyone interested in deer to open-house meetings to ask deer-related questions and offer thoughts on deer issues, including about hunting regulation changes that will be released in early August.
Keeping an eye on spruce grouse
Minnesota researchers are into their second year of monitoring spruce grouse, a bird species that is notoriously difficult to count, through an annual spruce grouse survey that involves participation from dozens of cooperators and citizen volunteers.
Women can sign up for archery hunting series
Women who have archery experience and want to try archery deer hunting can sign up for a three-part series offered this fall through the DNR Becoming an Outdoors Woman program.
Bowhunter deer survey results available
Results are posted from the 2018 bowhunter survey, which gives the DNR a better look at deer populations in Minnesota.
First-time winner chosen in trout stamp contest
A first-time winner took top honors at the habitat stamp contest that determined the artwork for the 2020 version of the Minnesota trout and salmon stamp.
First time winner takes walleye stamp contest
A first-time winner took top honors at the habitat stamp contest that determined the artwork for the 2020 version of the Minnesota walleye stamp.
Deer harvest reports available
Ever wonder how many deer Minnesota hunters harvested last season? In 2018, hunters registered nearly 189,000 deer, a total that includes firearms, archery and muzzleloader hunting seasons.
Comment on special fishing regulations
During a series of 17 public meetings, anglers and others can give their opinions about proposed 2020 changes to special fishing regulations for 30 lakes.
Drawdown begins at Little Rock Lake-Sartell Pool
The Little Rock Lake-Sartell Pool drawdown began Aug. 1.
DNR seeks designs for turkey and pheasant stamps
Wildlife artists can submit entries for two wildlife habitat stamp contests that will decide the artwork to be featured on the 2020 pheasant stamp and the 2021 wild turkey stamp.
Cass Lake draft plan available
Cass Lake, one of Minnesota's 10 large walleye lakes, has a new draft management plan and the DNR is seeking input on it.
DNR seeking to improve sunfish size quality
Local fisheries managers with the DNR are responding to angler desire for bigger sunfish by seeking out specific lakes that would be a good fit for improving sunfish size quality by reducing sunfish bag limits.
Begin at DNR site to buy a license
Don't get scammed! Anglers and hunters who buy their licenses online should do so only from the Minnesota DNR website.
Deer season regulations available
Hunters can start planning ahead for significant changes to deer season regulations including a youth deer season that's expanded statewide, updates related to managing chronic wasting disease, and expanded deer feeding and attractant bans.
DNR wolf comments posted
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a rule in March 2019 that considers the delisting of gray wolves as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act in the contiguous United States.