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Zebra mussels confirmed in Pimushe Lake in Beltrami County

Published on November 14, 2019

Careful monitoring by a county invasive species specialist led to the confirmation of zebra mussels in Pimushe Lake in Beltrami County.


Swans in icy water aren’t always in trouble

Published on November 14, 2019

The Department of Natural Resources asks Minnesotans to carefully consider the situation before reporting trumpeter swans or other waterfowl that appear to be trapped in ice or rapidly freezing water. While they may initially appear to be distressed, they most often are not.


Special muzzleloader deer hunt permits available for Savanna Portage State Park

Published on November 13, 2019

Savanna Portage State Park will hold a muzzleloader deer hunt from Nov. 30 until Dec. 8, 2019.


Special muzzleloader deer hunt permits available for McCarthy Beach State Park

Published on November 13, 2019

A few permits are still available for hunters who did not apply for the special hunt in advance but are still interested in participating in the special muzzleloader deer hunt.


Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee seeks applicants

Published on November 12, 2019

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


DNR, Red Lake Band specialists provide update on zebra mussel larvae in Red Lake in Beltrami County

Published on November 8, 2019

Since confirming zebra mussel larvae in Red Lake in Beltrami County earlier this year, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Red Lake Band Department of Natural Resources have conducted additional plankton surveys in Upper and Lower Red Lake.


Water sample reveals zebra mussel larvae in Lake of the Woods

Published on November 8, 2019

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussel larvae in water samples taken from one of three sites in Lake of the Woods on the northern Minnesota border. While no adult or juvenile zebra mussels have been reported, the number of larvae is substantial.


Upper Red Lake walleye regulations change for winter season

Published on November 7, 2019

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


Carcass disposal locations available for firearms deer hunters

Published on November 7, 2019

Dumpsters available in CWD zones in north-central and southeast Minnesota


Proposal would allow off-highway vehicle access to Huntersville Forest Landing Campground

Published on November 6, 2019

The Department of Natural Resources is seeking comments on a proposal to allow off-highway vehicle (OHVs) access to certain areas of the Huntersville Forest Landing Campground in Huntersville State Forest in northwestern Minnesota.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on November 4, 2019

A weekly list of news briefs about fish, wildlife, and habitat management that can be used in full, as separate short stories, or to jump start a longer article.


Partnership between Central Lakes College and DNR supports Camp Ripley deer hunts

Published on November 4, 2019

Variable weather greeted archers at this year’s Camp Ripley bow hunts near Little Falls, with hunters taking 278 deer during the event that took place Oct. 17-Oct. 18 and Oct. 26-27, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.


Deer harvest numbers available online

Published on November 4, 2019

Hunters, media members and anyone interested in deer harvest data can find current deer harvest figures and harvest reports for past years available on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources deer reports and statistics webpage.


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

Published on November 4, 2019

Winter anglers on Mille Lacs Lake will enjoy a walleye harvest this winter for the fourth season in a row, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.


Chronic wasting disease response efforts highlighted during deer season opener

Published on November 4, 2019

As deer hunters gear up for the firearms season that opens statewide this weekend, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is highlighting the importance of everyone’s compliance with regulations related to chronic wasting disease in wild deer.


Statement from DNR Commissioner Sarah Strommen about proposed out-of-state water transfer

Published on November 1, 2019

The DNR is aware of a proposal by Empire Builder Investments to supply groundwater from Minnesota to the western United States by railcar.


Zebra mussels confirmed in Lotus Lake in Carver County

Published on October 31, 2019

A water sample with zebra mussel larvae led to follow-up searches and confirmation of zebra mussels in Lotus Lake, located in the city of Chanhassen in Carver County.


Zebra mussels confirmed in Big McDonald Lake in Otter Tail County

Published on October 31, 2019

A report from a vigilant lake property owner led to the confirmation of zebra mussels in Big McDonald Lake in Otter Tail County.


Water sample reveals zebra mussel larvae in Lomond Lake in Clearwater County

Published on October 28, 2019

It’s the first lake in the county with zebra mussels


Water sample reveals zebra mussel larvae in Ten Mile Lake in Cass County

Published on October 28, 2019

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussel larvae in a water sample taken from Ten Mile Lake near Hackensack in Cass County.


Inaugural youth deer season leads to record number of youth licenses sold

Published on October 28, 2019

More than 20,000 youth licenses sold prior to start of statewide youth deer hunting season


Significant rainfall creates difficult conditions on state forest trails and roads

Published on October 28, 2019

The fall’s heavy rains have made some forest roads and trails impassable. With firearms deer hunting season around the corner, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters to check forest trail and road conditions before they head out.


Smart safety choices may have saved duck hunters’ lives

Published on October 24, 2019

When Alec Stark and his duck-hunting buddies pushed off from shore in the predawn darkness of a brisk Saturday a couple weeks ago, they weren’t thinking about much beyond their collective hope the birds would be flying. Their blind was tucked out of the wind, so they spent the next few hours in relative comfort, passing the time chatting and watching the sky over North Long Lake near Brainerd.


West Nile virus in ruffed grouse: Test results are in

Published on October 22, 2019

Test results are in from the first year of a multi-state study on West Nile virus in ruffed grouse in Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin. These first-year results are showing that, while the virus is present in the region, exposed grouse can survive.


Whitefish, tullibee sport-netting to open on select Tower area lakes

Published on October 21, 2019

Dates have been set for recreational netting for whitefish and tullibee (cisco) on seven lakes in the Tower fisheries work area.