News release: Fish and Wildlife Almanac

May 16, 2022

Spring turkey hunting season continues through May 31

Firearms turkey hunters who have an unused tag from an earlier hunt period can participate in the final hunt period from Wednesday, May 18, through Tuesday, May 31. Hunters may also purchase a license for this time period. Archery-only and youth ages 17 and younger are allowed to hunt during any time period, including the final one. Hunters cannot purchase both a firearms and archery-only license.

Turkey licenses can be purchased online, by phone at 888-665-4236, or in person from a license agent. More information about turkey hunting in Minnesota can be found on the DNR website. Hunters concerned about avian influenza and wild turkeys can find more information on the safe handling practices and avian influenza pages of the DNR website.

DNR webinars cover walleye fishing basics, youth fishing leagues

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites Minnesotans interested in fishing, wildlife and outdoor skills to tune into upcoming webinars that will discuss walleye fishing basics and youth fishing leagues.

The first webinar, on walleye fishing for beginners, will be at noon Wednesday, May 18. Join pro-angler and bait shop owner Nancy Koep as she covers the basics of walleye fishing.

The second webinar, on youth fishing leagues, will be at noon Wednesday, May 25. Join DNR fisheries manager and bass fishing expert Eric Altena as he shares ideas and resources to help grow youth passion for fishing and connect with Minnesota’s increasing number of high school fishing leagues and clubs.

The webinars are part of the DNR’s Minnesota Outdoor Skills and Stewardship Series, which aims to give participants quick, relevant information on upcoming seasons and events, as well as skills to enjoy these opportunities. The webinars are free, but registration is required. More information, including registration information for webinars, is available on the outdoor skills and stewardship page of the DNR website.