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Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on April 25, 2022

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


Ojibwe spring fishing season begins soon

Published on April 25, 2022

Each spring, Native American tribal members in Minnesota preserve their cultural heritage while providing a vital food source for tribal communities by harvesting fish through netting and spearing. This legally protected, regulated harvest of fish usually begins in mid-April at ice-out.


Try Lake Pepin, Mississippi River for unique fishing destination

Published on April 25, 2022

Simply casting a worm on a hook into the Mississippi River in the scenic Lake Pepin area gives anglers a great chance of catching a wide variety of fish, all while experiencing the fun and intrigue of river fishing.


DNR seeks comments on International Falls area fisheries management plans

Published on April 25, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites anglers and others to comment on fisheries management plans through Sunday, May 15, for several lakes in the International Falls fisheries work area.


DNR seeks applicants for $125,000 in shooting range grants

Published on April 25, 2022

The steady increase in the popularity of shooting sports has created capacity issues at some shooting ranges in Minnesota. In an attempt to address this, the Minnesota Legislature has funded a grants program to provide people with more and better places to safely shoot. For the current round of funding under this program, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is offering $125,000 in grants.


DNR: Safety mindset essential around cold water

Published on April 22, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Resources reminds boaters and paddlers that cold water is dangerous and unexpected falls can turn tragic quickly.


Report fish die-offs to help DNR, others respond as needed

Published on April 21, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources encourages Minnesotans contact the state if they see evidence of a fish die-off in a lake or stream.


Spring is the time to prepare for possible flooding

Published on April 21, 2022

While flood potential has been relatively low across the state thus far this spring, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds Minnesotans that it is always important to be prepared for flood conditions.


Upper Red Lake walleye regulations announced for open water season

Published on April 19, 2022

Anglers fishing during the 2022 open-water season that starts May 14 on Upper Red Lake in northern Minnesota will have a four-walleye possession limit, with only one walleye longer than 20 inches allowed, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on April 19, 2022

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


Learn how to camp, paddle, mountain bike, fish at Minnesota state parks

Published on April 14, 2022

I Can! program registration begins April 14, 2022.


Spring burning restrictions begin in Minnesota

Published on April 11, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is restricting open burning due to increased wildfire risk from warm temperatures and dry conditions.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on April 11, 2022

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


Bear hunting license applications available

Published on April 8, 2022

Prospective bear hunters have until Friday, May 6, to apply for a bear hunting license from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Applications for the 2022 season can be submitted online, at any license agent or via telephone at 888-665-4236.


DNR volunteers celebrated for contributions

Published on April 7, 2022

More than 15,000 volunteers helped the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources do everything from monitoring rainfall levels to clearing trails, according to the new 2021 annual DNR volunteer report.


DNR prevention effort focuses on invasive species purchases

Published on April 5, 2022

Webinar will offer guidance about aquariums, gardens and live bait.


DNR accepting comments on environmental documents for Perch Lake Habitat Restoration Project

Published on April 5, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is accepting comments through May 5 on an Environmental Assessment Worksheet for a proposal to restore aquatic and wetland habitat in the St. Louis River estuary.


DNR researchers optimistic about moose population wellbeing, immediate future

Published on April 4, 2022

For the 11th year in a row, Minnesota’s moose population remains relatively stable.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on March 29, 2022

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


Public invited to comment on proposal to remove impairment designation for St. Louis River Estuary area of concern

Published on March 29, 2022

Public meeting will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. on April 14 at the Lake Superior Estuarium.


Prevent conflicts with bears with these spring tips

Published on March 29, 2022

With bears emerging from hibernation in the coming weeks, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds homeowners to check their property for food sources that could attract bears.


One-fish walleye limit set on Mille Lacs Lake for spring, fall fishing

Published on March 29, 2022

​Mille Lacs Lake walleye anglers will have two potential opportunities for harvest during the 2022 open water season.


2022 Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener Announcement

Published on March 24, 2022

Today, Governor Tim Walz, Explore Minnesota Tourism, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced details for the 2022 Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener.


DNR seeking conservation officer applicants for 2023 academy

Published on March 24, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is holding a career fair Tuesday, March 29, from 4-7 p.m. for anyone interested in learning more about the career of a conservation officer.


CWD detected in a wild deer in Grand Rapids prompts DNR to update disease response plan

Published on March 22, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is updating its chronic wasting disease response plan after the discovery of a wild white-tailed deer infected with CWD within the city of Grand Rapids.