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DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on November 23, 2020

A weekly list of news briefs about fish, wildlife, and habitat management.


DNR seeks input on Kelliher ATV Trail proposal

Published on November 23, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites the public to review and comment on a proposal by the city of Kelliher to obtain grant-in-aid funding for an all-terrain vehicle trail in Beltrami County.


Take caution around open water, newly formed ice

Published on November 23, 2020

With the continued surge in the number of people recreating outdoors this year, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds everyone that lakes and ponds across the state have started to freeze, and where there isn’t ice, the water is dangerously cold.


Deer testing finds additional cases of chronic wasting disease

Published on November 19, 2020

New detections are in the south metro and southeast management zones


DNR announces camping and lodging reservation changes to improve access

Published on November 19, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is updating its camping and lodging reservation policies to improve access, fairness and equity for visitors and to reduce the frequency of no-shows at state parks and recreation areas. The new policies will take effect on Dec. 1.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on November 16, 2020

A weekly list of news briefs about fish, wildlife, and habitat management.


DNR seeks comments on environmental assessment worksheet for proposed Voyageur Country ATV System project

Published on November 16, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is accepting public comments through Dec. 16 on an environmental assessment worksheet for a proposal to expand and improve the Voyageur Country All-Terrain Vehicle System in northern St. Louis County.


Hunters encouraged to help protect the wild deer herd

Published on November 12, 2020

Participation in voluntary CWD testing is critical to managing CWD in Minnesota’s wild deer


DNR makes 8 Line 3 decisions

Published on November 12, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has made decisions granting the remaining eight of 10 required DNR permits, licenses and approvals for the proposed Enbridge Line 3 pipeline replacement project. The DNR made decisions granting two prior approvals on Oct. 19.


DNR to host virtual summit to discuss off-road vehicle opportunities

Published on November 10, 2020

Public also encouraged to complete online survey


Archers have record success rate at Camp Ripley hunts

Published on November 10, 2020

Archery hunters who participated in the Camp Ripley hunts near Little Falls harvested 310 deer and had a record success rate during the event held Oct. 15 to Oct. 16 and Oct. 31 to Nov. 1.


Hunters: be aware of high fire danger

Published on November 6, 2020

The Department of Natural Resources cautions hunters heading afield for the firearms deer season to be aware that some parts of the state, including the southwest and south-central regions, are under high fire danger.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on November 2, 2020

A weekly list of news briefs about fish, wildlife, and habitat management.


Mille Lacs Lake winter anglers allowed 1 walleye starting Dec. 1

Published on November 2, 2020

Population trends support limited harvest during ice fishing season


Make a plan for deer hunting season

Published on November 2, 2020

DNR encourages hunters to think ahead as they prepare for firearms opener on Nov. 7


Trout stocking via helicopter means more fish for anglers

Published on October 30, 2020

Anglers will have the opportunity to catch trout on remote lakes in northeastern Minnesota following helicopter-based fish stocking efforts this fall.


Minnesota DNR statement regarding USFWS decision to remove the wolf from the endangered and threatened species list

Published on October 29, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is aware of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS’s) decision, announced today, to remove the wolf from the federal endangered and threatened species list throughout the coterminous United States.


DNR extends wolf management input period

Published on October 29, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced today it is extending its wolf management public input period until Nov. 20.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on October 26, 2020

A weekly list of news briefs about fish, wildlife, and habitat management.


Deer opener information available

Published on October 26, 2020

Minnesota’s firearms deer season begins half an hour before sunrise on Saturday, Nov. 7, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources expects nearly half a million hunters to participate.


Upper Red Lake walleye regulations change for winter season

Published on October 26, 2020

Anglers fishing during the winter season on Upper Red Lake in northern Minnesota will have a three-walleye bag limit, with only one walleye longer than 17 inches allowed.


Safety precautions key to 2 duck hunters surviving falls into cold water

Published on October 22, 2020

Two Minnesota duck hunters likely are alive today as a result of good choices they made before and after falling into cold water, and because rescue personnel worked quickly with the tools at hand to ensure a positive outcome.


Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee seeks applicants

Published on October 22, 2020

The coordinating partners of the Parks and Trails Legacy Plan, which include the Metropolitan Council, the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, are seeking applicants to serve on the Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee.


4 silver carp fitted with tracking devices on Mississippi River

Published on October 22, 2020

Data will help agencies learn more about invasive carp


DNR Roundtable will go virtual in January

Published on October 21, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will host its annual Roundtable event in January using an online format.