DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

October 21, 2019

Stay informed! Here’s a weekly list of news briefs about fish, wildlife and habitat management.

No Child Left Inside grant applications open Oct. 23

Applications open 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, for a new Minnesota Department of Natural Resources grant program called “No Child Left Inside,” intended to help more children fish, hunt, hike, bike or simply learn more about nature. Public entities and nonprofit organizations serving youth under age 18 are eligible to apply for this first phase of the program.

Funding can be used for outdoor recreation and education equipment, transportation and related expenses. Applications will be reviewed and funds awarded on a rolling basis, and the DNR will accept applications until all funds have been awarded. For details on the grant program and how to apply, visit the DNR’s No Child Left Inside grant page.

Planning a hunt? DNR maps can help

Online maps from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources can help in planning a hunt. Hunters can use the maps to find public land, plan routes to and from a hunting location, or get a better sense of terrain and habitat features. The DNR maps page lists maps that include permit areas for deer, bear and turkey hunting; chronic wasting disease zones; hunter walking trails; ruffed grouse management areas; Walk-In Access lands; and wildlife management areas; plus the DNR Recreation Compass that shows multiple types of public land.