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Published on December 8, 2020The Department of Natural Resources has scheduled two special hunts in parts of southeastern Minnesota in December and January aimed at limiting the spread of chronic wasting disease in wild deer.
Published on December 3, 2020Once numbering in the tens of millions before being hunted to near extinction, the American plains bison is making a promising recovery. In Minnesota, this recovery is supported by a long-standing partnership between the Department of Natural Resources and the Minnesota Zoological Garden (MZG), which actively manage Minnesota’s Bison Conservation Herd. This year, Olmsted County joined the partnership by establishing a bison population at the county park’s Zollman Zoo.
Published on November 30, 2020Hunting pheasants, ruffed grouse, squirrels or rabbits offers opportunities to enjoy the Minnesota outdoors as temperatures fall and snow blankets the landscape.
Published on November 23, 2020A weekly list of news briefs about fish, wildlife, and habitat management.
Published on November 23, 2020The 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.
Published on November 23, 2020With 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.
Published on November 19, 2020New detections are in the south metro and southeast management zones
Published on November 19, 2020The 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.
Published on November 16, 2020A 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, 2020The 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.
Published on November 12, 2020Participation in voluntary CWD testing is critical to managing CWD in Minnesota’s wild deer
Published on November 12, 2020The 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.
Published on November 10, 2020Public also encouraged to complete online survey
Published on November 10, 2020Archery 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.
Published on November 6, 2020The 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.
Published on November 2, 2020A weekly list of news briefs about fish, wildlife, and habitat management.
Published on November 2, 2020Population trends support limited harvest during ice fishing season
Published on November 2, 2020DNR encourages hunters to think ahead as they prepare for firearms opener on Nov. 7
Published on October 30, 2020Anglers 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, 2020The 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.
Published on October 29, 2020The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced today it is extending its wolf management public input period until Nov. 20.
Published on October 26, 2020A weekly list of news briefs about fish, wildlife, and habitat management.
Published on October 26, 2020Minnesota’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.
Published on October 26, 2020Anglers 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.
Published on October 22, 2020Two 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.