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DNR says it hears concerns about deer numbers

DNR says it hears concerns about deer numbers

On the heels of a 2013 deer kill that was the lowest since the 1990s, discussions of the status of the state’s deer are commonplace among hunters.

January 2014
Deer harvest 2013: lowest since 1990s

Deer harvest 2013: lowest since 1990s

Through Friday, Dec. 27, the total statewide kill was 171,422 deer, which is down about 7 percent from the same time last year.

January 2014
State’s second wolf season comes to a close

State’s second wolf season comes to a close

Wolf hunters and trappers may have gotten off to a slow start to the late season, which began Nov. 30, but they finished with a flurry.

January 2014
Legislative hearing on wolf season set for Jan. 28

Legislative hearing on wolf season set for Jan. 28

The DNR last week closed the Northeast Zone to wolf hunting and trapping, with hunters and trappers meeting – and then exceeding, by four – the target of 33 wolves.

December 2013
Northeast wolf zone approaching quota

Northeast wolf zone approaching quota

Wolf hunters and trappers are closing in on the quota in the Northeast Zone, and are steadily adding to the harvest in the state’s two other wolf zones.

December 2013
Post-summit, S.D. governor announces pheasant task force

Post-summit, S.D. governor announces pheasant task force

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard took the first step in addressing concerns about pheasant numbers and wildlife habitat in his state

December 2013
Eight hunters accuse DNR of racial profiling last fall

Eight hunters accuse DNR of racial profiling last fall

Eight Hispanic hunters who were accused of being illegal residents during last year’s deer season have filed a federal lawsuit accusing the Minnesota DNR of racially profiling them

December 2013
Low bird numbers in Dakotas, Iowa ground traveling pheasant hunters

Low bird numbers in Dakotas, Iowa ground traveling pheasant hunters

As interested parties gathered this week at a so-called Pheasant Habitat Summit in South Dakota, one thing surely on their minds and up for discussion was the loss of state revenue caused by fewer Minnesota pheasant hunters

December 2013
Firearms deer kill still off pace from last year

Firearms deer kill still off pace from last year

Firearms deer hunters killed and registered 142,927 animals through the end of the A firearms season and the first two days of the B season in the southeastern part of the state.

November 2013
Deer season ends with another swan incident

Deer season ends with another swan incident

Chris Vinton, the conservation officer who patrols the Detroit Lakes area, wants to know who killed two trumpeter swans this past Sunday.

November 2013
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