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Fish and Wildlife Almanac, Dec. 5

Published on December 5, 2022

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


Give the gift of the outdoors this holiday season

Published on December 2, 2022

Spread the joy of the outdoors to friends, family.


Cross country ski in Minnesota state parks, forests with Great Minnesota Ski Pass

Published on December 2, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds Minnesotans that the Great Minnesota Ski Pass, which allows cross-country skiers of all levels to enjoy the extensive state ski trail system, is available for purchase.


Most snowmobile trails need more snow and cold temperatures

Published on December 2, 2022

By statute, the opening date for Minnesota’s snowmobile trails is Dec. 1 but most of the state’s trails need more snow before they can be groomed for use, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.


DNR invites public comment on Whitewater WMA master plan update

Published on December 2, 2022

Plan available online; in-person and online events planned for discussion and input.


December CWD hunt offers additional harvest opportunities

Published on December 2, 2022

Following confirmation of CWD-positive deer in Bemidji area, DPA 184 added to late-season hunt.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac, Dec. 2

Published on December 2, 2022

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


Avoid holiday tragedy by talking with kids about ice safety

Published on November 22, 2022

A pre-Thanksgiving cold snap means some lakes and ponds across Minnesota are beginning to freeze. However, this ice isn’t safe to walk on and the water underneath is dangerously cold.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac, Nov. 21

Published on November 21, 2022

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


Free entrance to Minnesota state parks and recreation areas on Friday, Nov. 25

Published on November 17, 2022

Minnesotans encouraged to explore outdoors with friends, family over holiday weekend.


Chronic wasting disease suspected in a wild deer in the Bemidji area for the first time

Published on November 14, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources received preliminary test results indicating the first suspected case of chronic wasting disease in a wild white-tailed deer in the Bemidji area.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac, Nov. 14

Published on November 14, 2022

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


DNR announces online land sale

Published on November 10, 2022

Public lands for sale in Itasca, St. Louis and Wadena counties.


Mille Lacs Lake winter anglers can harvest one walleye starting Dec. 1

Published on November 10, 2022

Fall assessment shows walleye population is abundant enough to sustain some harvest.


Informational meeting scheduled on management of Clear Lake in Sibley County

Published on November 10, 2022

DNR fisheries managers are investigating the use of drawdowns on Clear Lake, a shallow lake near Gibbon. An informational meeting is planned for Nov. 22 in Gibbon.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac, Nov. 7

Published on November 7, 2022

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


Burning restrictions issued

Published on November 2, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is restricting open burning due to increased wildfire risk from dry conditions across much of Minnesota.


Zebra mussels confirmed in Lake Shetek in Murray County

Published on October 31, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a report of zebra mussels in Lake Shetek, near Currie in Murray County.


2023 invasive aquatic plant management grant applications open Nov. 10

Published on October 31, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources offers grants to lake associations and other groups for invasive aquatic plant management projects.


DNR certifies new catch-and-release state record for muskie

Published on October 31, 2022

An angler caught and released a new Minnesota state record muskellunge on Mille Lacs Lake.


DNR proposes classifying 13 invasive plants, animals as prohibited to protect Minnesota’s resources and economy

Published on October 31, 2022

The action would expand environmental protections.


Fish and Wildlife Almanac, Oct. 31

Published on October 31, 2022

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


DNR seeks input on Otter and Cloquet rivers walleye regulation proposal

Published on October 28, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is asking for input on a proposed walleye fishing regulation change for sections of the Otter and Cloquet rivers in St. Louis County.


Hunting safety begins with personal responsibility

Published on October 28, 2022

With many hunting seasons underway, and about 400,000 hunters set to converge on the state’s fields and woods for the Nov. 5 firearms deer opener, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters there’s no such thing as a successful hunt if it isn’t safe.


Temporary off-highway vehicle trail closures for deer season begin Nov. 5

Published on October 28, 2022

Recreational use of off-highway vehicles will be restricted on some state forest trails and access routes during the upcoming firearms deer hunting season, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.