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Apply now for fish and wildlife budget oversight committees

Published on August 23, 2021

Do you purchase hunting or fishing licenses and wonder how the money is spent? Now is your opportunity to play an active oversight role in how the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources spends license dollars from the Game and Fish Fund.


Return to mandatory testing in chronic wasting disease zones this season

Published on August 23, 2021

Chronic wasting disease testing for deer harvested in certain deer permit areas will once again be mandatory for specified weekends of the 2021 deer hunting season. This year hunters will also find additional deer permit areas have been added to disease zones due to detections of CWD in both wild and farmed deer in the past year.


Portions of Minnesota enter drought restrictive phase

Published on August 18, 2021

With 36% of Minnesota now experiencing severe drought, 35% experiencing extreme drought and 7% experiencing exceptional drought, three major watersheds have entered the drought restrictive phase.