News release: Fish and Wildlife Almanac, Dec. 19

December 19, 2022


Hunters can find CWD test results online

Hunters can check the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website for chronic wasting disease test results on the deer they’ve harvested. The site also shows statewide CWD test results, including locations of deer that tested positive, and statistics. Any additional deer harvested during Minnesota deer seasons that test positive for CWD will be reported on the CWD results page. The DNR also will directly notify any hunter who harvests a deer that tests positive. The DNR counts on hunters’ participation in providing samples to help with disease surveillance and appreciates all those who submitted samples.

DNR webinars cover snowmobiling, winter sturgeon fishing

The DNR invites people interested in fishing, wildlife and outdoor skills to tune in to upcoming webinars that will discuss snowmobiling in Minnesota, and winter sturgeon fishing.

The first webinar is at noon Wednesday, Dec. 21. Wade Miller, DNR state trail and snowmobile program consultant, will discuss how to get started in snowmobiling, as well as where to go and what people need to know to try this wintertime activity.

The second webinar is at noon Wednesday, Dec. 28. DNR fisheries specialists Joel Stiras and Tony Sindt will discuss sturgeon management and how to catch this prehistoric fish through the ice.

The webinars are part of the DNR’s Minnesota Outdoor Skills and Stewardship Series. The webinars are free but registration is required. More information is available on the outdoor skills and stewardship page of the DNR website.