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Fish and Wildlife Almanac, April 8

Published on April 8, 2024

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


Reg Flag Warning issued for extreme fire risk

Published on April 6, 2024

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for 32 counties along the western border, west central, and southwest Minnesota, effective Saturday, April 6 from 1:00 p.m. through 7:00 p.m. due to extreme fire risk conditions.


Counties added to spring burning restrictions as wildfire risk increases in the northwest

Published on April 5, 2024

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has expanded the area subject to open burning restrictions of vegetative debris, as warm and dry weather spreads throughout the state.


Minnesota DNR announces plans to invest $35 million in Get Out MORE funds on wide-ranging access and accessibility improvements across the state

Published on April 4, 2024

Projects will focus on road, trail and facility modernizations in state parks, state forests and wildlife management areas.


Learn to camp, paddle, fish and mountain bike in Minnesota’s great outdoors

Published on April 4, 2024

Registration is now open for the summer 2024 I Can! programs in Minnesota state parks and recreation areas.


Launching boats might be difficult this spring as drought conditions persist

Published on April 4, 2024

More than 40% of Minnesota is in moderate or severe drought.


Bear hunt lottery applications available

Published on April 1, 2024

Deadline is Friday, May 3.


Minnesota DNR invites people to share pheasant and turkey observations

Published on April 1, 2024

Minnesotans will be able to report observations of ring-necked pheasants and wild turkeys in a citizen science effort by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources that kicks off this May.


Minnesota DNR seeks input on updates to pheasant and waterfowl plans

Published on April 1, 2024

Refreshed plans will span from 2025-2030.


Minnesota state park summer tours now taking reservations

Published on April 1, 2024

This summer, Minnesota state parks will offer tours introducing visitors to the Iron Ranges’ mining history, prairie life, and the longest cave in the state.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac, April 1

Published on April 1, 2024

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


DNR shares tips for planning a summer camping trip in state parks, recreation areas

Published on March 25, 2024

As Minnesotans prepare for the summer camping season, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is sharing tips to help campers plan their summer camping adventures.


Minnesota DNR seeks input on muskie plan update

Published on March 25, 2024

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is asking people to share their thoughts on how the DNR manages muskellunge as part of an update to the state’s muskie long-range plan.


Prevent conflicts with bears this spring by being BearWise

Published on March 25, 2024

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is encouraging homeowners to remove birdfeeders now and check their property for food sources that could attract bears.


DNR Fish and Wildlife Almanac

Published on March 25, 2024

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


Construction begins on accessibility improvements at William O’Brien State Park

Published on March 21, 2024

Lower portion of the park now closed through early 2025.


Warm, dry winter heightens drought concerns

Published on March 18, 2024

Year-round water conservation is beneficial.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac, March 18

Published on March 18, 2024

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


Spring burning restrictions set to begin in Minnesota

Published on March 15, 2024

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is restricting the open burning of vegetative debris due to increased wildfire risk resulting from unusually warm temperatures and exceptionally dry conditions across most of Minnesota.


Upper Sioux Community and State of Minnesota mark the return of sacred land

Published on March 15, 2024

This morning, tribal and state officials gathered to enact the official transfer of the state-owned land that was within the boundaries of Upper Sioux Agency State Park to the Upper Sioux Community (Pezihutazizi Oyate).


DNR announces plans for the $35 million Get Out MORE investments to modernize boat access across the state

Published on March 14, 2024

Minnesotans will see major improvements at more than 40 public water access sites.


Minnesota DNR to host open house at Sand Dunes State Forest on April 4

Published on March 14, 2024

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources invites the public to an open house on management activities in the Sand Dunes State Forest Sand Dunes State Forest on Thursday, April 4 from 6-8 p.m.


DNR sets open water fishing regulations for Upper Red Lake

Published on March 13, 2024

Anglers fishing on Upper Red Lake during the 2024 open-water season that starts May 11 will have a three-walleye possession limit, with only one walleye longer than 17 inches allowed. Beginning June 15, the limit will change to a four-walleye possession limit, with only one walleye longer than 17 inches allowed.


DNR sets open water fishing regulations for Mille Lacs

Published on March 13, 2024

Mille Lacs Lake walleye fishing will be catch-and-release during the spring and early summer of 2024, with the opportunity to harvest a walleye starting on Friday, August 16.


Public hearing scheduled to discuss Silver Lake management

Published on March 11, 2024

Meeting will be March 25 in the Waldorf Community Center.

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