News release: Fish and Wildlife Almanac, Feb. 26

February 26, 2024

Registration open for Minnesota DNR webinars on spring outdoor skills and stewardship

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

Webinars in the coming weeks will cover turkey hunting with youth, wildfire season, the National Archery in the Schools Program, barotrauma in fish, bear survival, effects of climate and landscape changes on cold water fisheries, southeast brook trout conservation, spring warbler migration, the Minnesota DNR record fish program, preparing for the fishing opener, creating lawns with biodiverse native plant species, jumping worms, and hiking the Superior Hiking Trail.

In a webinar on Wednesday, Feb. 28, Lori Naumann, DNR Nongame Wildlife Program information officer, will discuss Critical Habitat License Plates, created in 1995 to provide an opportunity for Minnesotans to contribute to conservation of the state’s natural resources and show their commitment and individuality with a special vehicle license plate. Naumann will discuss how people can get one of these plates for their vehicle and how the funding enhances Minnesota’s natural resources.

In a webinar on Wednesday, March 6, Scott Mackenthun, a DNR fisheries supervisor and also an avid turkey hunter, will discuss turkey hunting with youth. Spring turkey season is a great way to introduce kids of all ages to hunting. Mackenthun will share tips on getting kids excited and prepared for a successful turkey hunt.

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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