News release: Fish and Wildlife Almanac, Oct. 16

October 16, 2023

Minnesota DNR webinars focus on ciscos in Minnesota lakes, and hunting knives

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites people interested in wildlife and outdoor skills to check out the fall program schedule for the Minnesota Outdoor Skills and Stewardship Series.

In a webinar on Wednesday, Oct. 18, DNR fisheries experts Cory Goldsworthy and EJ Isaac will talk about cisco, also called tullibee or herring. Cisco are members of the whitefish family and are commonly found in cold and deep Minnesota lakes. Goldsworthy and Isaac will cover why cisco are so important to Minnesota lake ecosystems, how cisco are being affected by climate change and how anglers can catch them.

In a webinar on Wednesday, Oct. 25, Derek Clark of Backcountry Hunter and Anglers will discuss factors to consider when selecting a hunting knife and how to care for a knife.

The Minnesota Outdoor Skills and Stewardship Series webinars are free and offered year-round, though registration is required. Visit the Outdoor Skills and Stewardship webpage of the Minnesota DNR website for the registration portal, more information about upcoming webinars and recordings of past webinars.

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