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Learn about or sharpen your outdoor skills with these upcoming online webinars in our Minnesota outdoor skills and stewardship series.
Each webinar begins at noon on Wednesdays and last less than an hour. These offerings are shorter than in-person opportunities, require no travel and fit into busy schedules.
Contact Benji Kohn for additional information at [email protected] or 651-259-5178.
- Upcoming webinars
All about the secretive fisherLearn about these mysterious, furbearing creatures found in Minnesota forests. John Erb, wildlife research biologist, and Blane Klemek, wildlife manager, will cover their life history, management, and harvest opportunities.
Pheasant research: Impacts on pheasant populations and huntingTim Lyons, DNR upland game research scientist, will share results from recent research on pheasant biology, management practices and bird behavior. Learn about what the findings mean for pheasant populations in Minnesota and how it might impact hunting these beautiful and wily upland game birds.
CWD & deer huntingChronic wasting disease continues to impact Minnesota deer herds and hunting for them. Todd Froberg, DNR big game program coordinator, will highlight changes to Minnesota deer hunting permit areas and new hunting opportunities, CWD testing requirements and options, and other important information related to deer hunting in areas with confirmed or suspected cases of CWD.
Tundra swan migrationThe tundra swan migration is a highlight of the fall on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. At their peak, which usually occurs the second week of November, there can be as many as 50,000 swans on the refuge primarily between Wabasha and Brownsville. Mary Stefanski, Winona district manager for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will share the fascinating migration of tundra swans, their life story and how you can view them up close before they head south for the year.
Preserving your harvestAre you ready to make use of all that protein from your successful hunting or angling adventure? Join DNR staff as we go over some tried and true techniques to preserve your harvested fish and game for months of enjoyment.
Fat bikes for winterGunnar Carlson from Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists (MORC) is joining us to share some of the great opportunities to bike year-round in Minnesota. From trail etiquette to snow grooming, he will share the joy of winter fat biking and tips on getting started.
The art of wildlife photographyWildlife photography is the fastest-growing activity in national wildlife refuges. The lure of photographically capturing a hummingbird in flight, a beaver building its dam, or a whitetail in the autumn woods is a compelling reason to visit wild places. During this presentation, Gordon Dietzman, retired national park ranger, will investigate what it takes to become a better nature photographer. Topics covered will include equipment, where to look for subjects, techniques and composition, and ethics.
Minnesota state park opportunitiesGet ready for Free Park Day on Black Friday! Sara Joy Berhow from DNR Parks and Trails will share all the great things happening at Minnesota state parks and how you can get active in some of Minnesota’s amazing natural places.
Fishing for northern pikeBethany Bethke, DNR fisheries research scientist and coordinator of the Northern Pike Technical Committee, will join us to talk about one of the top predators in Minnesota lakes. We will talk about recent research on northern pike and harvest regulations that are improving northern pike fishing in Minnesota. We will wrap up with some simple tips you can use to catch northern pike through the ice this winter.
- Past webinars
Click a topic below to watch past online skills presentations
- Aquatic invasive species
- Common fish
Darkhouse spearing: Learn about spearing large fish through a big hole in the ice – the closest thing to hunting on hard water. Please check spearing regulations.
Muzzleloader: The basics of using a muzzleloader and other timely tips and techniques for the muzzleloader deer season. Firesticks may not be legal in 2022. Check all regulations before using this technology.
- Firearms safety
See the archery and shooting topics in the Outdoors listing.
- Mourning dove
- Small game
- Upland birds
- Wild turkey
- Bird watching
- Winter activities