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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.
Published on October 11, 2019Gov. Walz announced that Fairmont would host the 2020 Minnesota Governor's Pheasant Hunting Opener during the Friday banquet.
Published on October 10, 2019Seasonal dock removal at state-managed public water accesses begin in late October
Published on October 8, 2019The most recent small game hunter survey from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources revealed the fewest number of hunters pursuing species like grouse, waterfowl and squirrels since the DNR began keeping track of these figures in 1969. Small game license sales have been trending lower for the past 20 years.
Published on October 8, 2019Dedication to be part of ninth annual Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener
Published on October 7, 2019Austin becomes the epicenter of upland bird hunting this weekend as the city hosts the Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener.
Published on October 7, 2019The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed multiple young of the year zebra mussels in Spectacle Lake in Isanti County, between the cities of Princeton and Cambridge. This is the first confirmation of zebra mussels in an Isanti County lake.
Published on October 7, 2019The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites the public to attend a meeting on Oct. 21 to review proposed changes to recreational trail systems in the Rum River State Forest and nearby state forest lands.
Published on October 4, 2019Celebrate Minnesota’s majestic north shore and learn about its unique geology, climate and more. The Department of Natural Resources and the Sugarloaf North Shore Stewardship Association are holding an annual open house at the Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Published on October 3, 2019The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has published the Meeker County Groundwater Atlas. This Part B atlas covers groundwater conditions and sensitivity to pollution. It expands on Part A, the geologic atlas previously published by the Minnesota Geological Survey.
Published on October 3, 2019Mark Kness of Albert Lea won the Minnesota Pheasant Habitat Stamp contest and Stephen Hamrick of Lakeville won the Turkey Habitat Stamp contest. Both of the annual contests took place Sept. 19 and are sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Published on October 2, 2019The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will offer a total of 17 parcels of land at three public oral bid auctions in October. The auctions will be held in Virginia, Wadena and St. Paul. Included in the auctions are three unimproved recreational land parcels in St. Louis County, one in Carlton County, and one in Pine County.
Published on September 30, 2019If you’re interested in lake and stream management in the Grand Marais area, including parts of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW), the Department of Natural Resources encourages you to read the current plans up for review this winter, attend an open house, and submit comments and suggestions.
Published on September 30, 2019With hunting season underway, the Department of Natural Resources reminds waterfowl hunters to take precaution against spreading aquatic invasive species.