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DNR seeking applicants for shooting range grants

Published on October 3, 2022

Grants help develop, expand shooting ranges throughout Minnesota.


Starry stonewort introduction to Lake Superior prevented by watercraft inspectors

Published on October 3, 2022

Vigilant DNR watercraft inspectors prevented the introduction of starry stonewort to Lake Superior, which is currently not known to be infested with the harmful invasive species.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac, Oct. 3

Published on October 3, 2022

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


Risk of equipment-caused wildfire increases

Published on September 29, 2022

Drought conditions in central and southern Minnesota are drying vegetation. With these dry conditions comes an increase in wildfire risk.


As part of larger effort, CWD sampling occurring in deer permit areas 661, 256, 257, 262, 265

Published on September 26, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is conducting CWD sampling on deer one year of age or older harvested in the CWD management zone (deer permit area 661) where sampling is mandatory the opening weekend of firearms season A, Nov. 5-6, and in DPAs in the CWD surveillance zone (DPAs 256, 257, 262 and 265) where sampling is voluntary.


CWD sampling occurring in deer permit areas 213, 273

Published on September 26, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is conducting voluntary chronic wasting disease sampling on deer one year of age or older harvested in the CWD surveillance zone that includes deer permit areas 213 and 273.


DNR invites deer hunters to share wildlife observations

Published on September 26, 2022

Participation helps broaden understanding of deer and other Minnesota animals.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac, Sept. 26

Published on September 26, 2022

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


Zebra mussels confirmed in Canisteo Mine Pit in Itasca County

Published on September 23, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a report of zebra mussels in the Canisteo Mine Pit, one of a series of legacy mine pits adjacent to the cities of Bovey and Taconite in Itasca County.


National Public Lands Day, Hunting and Fishing Day highlight Minnesota’s great outdoors

Published on September 23, 2022

Events fall during Take a Kid Hunting Weekend.


DNR completes three new aggregate resource maps of Swift, Sibley, and Redwood counties

Published on September 20, 2022

Geologists in the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ Aggregate Resource Mapping Program completed three new resource maps showing the potential for sand and gravel deposits, as well as crushed stone resources, in Swift, Sibley, and Redwood counties.


DNR announces lands for sale

Published on September 20, 2022

Two in-person public auctions will be held in October, online auction to be held later this fall.


DNR extends deadline to apply for advisory committees

Published on September 19, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is recruiting new members to serve on key advisory groups related to the Game and Fish Fund, and wildlife and fisheries management, and has extended the application deadline to Friday, Sept. 30.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac, Sept. 19

Published on September 19, 2022

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


Zebra mussels confirmed in Crooked Lake in Douglas County

Published on September 15, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a report of zebra mussels in Crooked Lake, near Holmes City in Douglas County.


Starry stonewort confirmed in Thunder Lake in Cass County

Published on September 15, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the invasive algae starry stonewort in Thunder Lake, near Remer in Cass County.


DNR conservation officer candidates graduate from academy, hit the field

Published on September 15, 2022

Eighteen people graduated Tuesday, Sept. 13, from the 21st Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Academy, after training for 16 weeks in all aspects of their new careers as conservation officers.


DNR seeks input on Big Sandy Lake walleye regulations

Published on September 12, 2022

Open house is Oct. 5 in Aitkin area.


DNR seeks input on walleye, lake trout regulations in Itasca County

Published on September 12, 2022

Open house is Oct. 4 in Bigfork.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac, Sept. 12

Published on September 12, 2022

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


DNR begins drawdown of Lake Christina in Douglas, Grant counties to benefit fish and vegetation

Published on September 8, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has begun lowering the water level of Lake Christina in Douglas and Grant counties.


DNR encourages deer hunters to make a plan for archery season

Published on September 8, 2022

Archery deer hunting begins Sept. 17.


Pheasant numbers increase after favorable spring weather

Published on September 8, 2022

Pheasant numbers in Minnesota increased 18% from 2021, and exceeded the 10-year average by similar amount, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ annual roadside pheasant survey.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac, Sept. 8

Published on September 8, 2022

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


Starry stonewort confirmed in Lake Bemidji in Beltrami County

Published on September 1, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the invasive algae starry stonewort in Lake Bemidji, adjacent to the city of Bemidji in Beltrami County.