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Published on November 4, 2019As 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.
Published on November 1, 2019The DNR is aware of a proposal by Empire Builder Investments to supply groundwater from Minnesota to the western United States by railcar.
Published on October 31, 2019A 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.
Published on October 31, 2019A report from a vigilant lake property owner led to the confirmation of zebra mussels in Big McDonald Lake in Otter Tail County.
Published on October 28, 2019It’s the first lake in the county with zebra mussels
Published on October 28, 2019The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussel larvae in a water sample taken from Ten Mile Lake near Hackensack in Cass County.
Published on October 28, 2019More than 20,000 youth licenses sold prior to start of statewide youth deer hunting season
Published on October 28, 2019The 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.
Published on October 24, 2019When 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.
Published on October 22, 2019Test 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.
Published on October 21, 2019Dates have been set for recreational netting for whitefish and tullibee (cisco) on seven lakes in the Tower fisheries work area.
Published on October 21, 2019The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed individual zebra mussels in Swan Lake in Otter Tail County. Mineral Lake and several small, unnamed lakes connected to and downstream of Swan Lake will also be listed for zebra mussels. All of these lakes flow into North Ten Mile Lake, which was listed for zebra mussels in 2017.
Published on October 21, 2019Stay informed! Here’s a weekly list of news briefs about fish, wildlife and habitat management.
Published on October 21, 2019Minnesota deer hunters must bring their harvested deer to sampling stations to be tested for chronic wasting disease in the central surveillance area; north-central and southeast management zones; and the southeast control zone on opening weekend of firearms deer season Saturday, Nov. 9, and Sunday, Nov. 10.
Published on October 21, 2019An angler on Lake Vermilion caught and released Minnesota’s new state record muskellunge, a 57 1/4 inch fish that he called a “true giant.”
Published on October 17, 2019Cascade River and Judge C R. Magney state parks will hold special firearms deer hunts again this fall during regular firearms season Nov. 9-24.
Published on October 17, 2019The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is offering a two-day snowshoe-lacing workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 23-Nov. 24 at the Lake Carlos State Park Visitor Center in Douglas County. During the workshop, an instructor will demonstrate how laces are strung on pre-built Ojibwe-style wood snowshoe frames, followed by a lesson on how to use the finished product.
Published on October 17, 2019DNR advises park visitors to wear blaze orange or bright colors at parks that remain open during special hunts
Published on October 16, 2019Fall is a good time to reduce the risks of wildfires to cabins and homes as property owners in rural and wooded areas clear woodlots, cut firewood or remove downed or dying trees.
Published on October 14, 2019Nearly half a million firearms deer hunters are preparing for the season that opens Saturday, Nov. 9, and offers opportunity to spend time with friends and family, find adventure outdoors and put venison in the freezer.
Published on October 14, 2019The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking applications from Minnesota residents interested in serving on the statewide Aquatic Invasive Species Advisory Committee.
Published on October 14, 2019Minnesotans with a strong interest in the state’s native prairies, forests and wetlands and the diversity of plants and animals they support are invited to apply for membership on a key advisory committee.
Published on October 14, 2019As the leaves fall, the air temperature drops, memories of years past serve as a constant reminder that winter may be only a day away. It’s a time when hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans– many of them anglers and hunters – will spend the next month or two out in the elements, chasing fish, scanning the sky for ducks, or waiting for the deer that will fill their freezers with venison.
Published on October 14, 2019Stay informed. Here’s a weekly list of news briefs about fish, wildlife and habitat management.
Published on October 12, 2019The Minnesota Governor's Pheasant Hunting Opener in Austin was a success, with Gov. Tim Walz harvesting a rooster on opening morning.