The late season antlerless-only hunt is currently being proposed for Saturday, Jan. 6, to Sunday, Jan. 14, concurrent with the late chronic wasting disease hunt in deer permit area 603. The deer permit areas that are proposed to be included are 346, 348 and 349 in the far southeastern corner of the state.
Minnesota DNR Reports
Nicholas Markell won the DNR trout and salmon stamp contest with this painting of a brown trout. (Image courtesy of Minnesota DNR)Stillwater artist Nicholas Markell has won the Minnesota DNR trout and salmon stamp contest with a painting of a brown trout. The painting was selected by judges from among 14 submissions for the annual contest. Markell is now a…
Wild rice harvesting season opens annually between Aug. 15 and Sept. 30, and wildlife managers say it’s shaping up to be an excellent season this year, according to a release Thursday, Aug. 10 by the Minnesota DNR. More than 1,200 lakes and rivers in 54 counties contain wild rice, with concentrations of rice being the highest in Aitkin, Cass, Crow…
Zebra mussels were confirmed in river reservoir last year.
There will be a discussion on CRP and the Farm Bill at the Outdoor News seminar tent, led by Outdoor News managing editor Rob Drieslein.
(Minnesota DNR)Wildlife artists can submit entries for the 2018 Minnesota Migratory Waterfowl Stamp contest from Monday, Aug. 21, through 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1. The waterfowl stamp validation for hunting is $7.50 and for an extra 75 cents purchasers can receive the pictorial stamp. It also is sold as a collectible. Revenue from stamp sales is dedicated to waterfowl management…
Hunters can apply through Friday, Aug. 18, to be chosen for one of 125 permits for the 2017 Minnesota prairie chicken hunting season. The nine-day prairie chicken season begins Saturday, Sept. 30, and is open only to Minnesota residents. “Prairie chicken populations are tied to habitat, and their numbers rise and fall depending on the amount of grasslands and prairie…
By species, grouse hunters were up slightly, but duck, goose and pheasant hunters were down slightly, according to the survey.
And hunters have through Friday, Aug. 18 to apply for the regular archery deer hunts at Camp Ripley.
The Minnesota Legislature granted the agency the authority to use tagging as a research tool. Legislative approval was needed because the agency is putting an invasive species back into the water for a period of weeks.
(Minnesota DNR)Pine trees damaged by mid-July hail storms in portions of northern Washington County should be left alone until next year unless more than half of their needles have turned brown, according to the Minnesota DNR. Following heavy winds and hail on July 12, many red pines in a 14-mile swath from the Hugo-area to Scandia and Marine on Saint…
The new Hampton Woods Wildlife Management Area consists of 191 acres of oak forest that will be managed by the DNR for wildlife habitat and public hunting. Located about four miles east of Farmington off state Highway 50, it’s the only forest for miles in a largely agricultural landscape.
It is the state’s first documented case of the virus in a wild fish population.
Wildlife artists may submit entries for the 2018 Minnesota Trout and Salmon Stamp through 4 p.m. Friday, July 28, according to the DNR. Anglers may purchase the trout and salmon stamp validation with their fishing license for an additional $10. For an extra 75 cents, purchasers can receive the pictorial stamp. It is also sold as a collectible for $10.75….
DNR crews use set lines that are anchored to the bottom of the river channel and sport numerous hooks to catch and tag the mysterious prehistoric fish.
These are the second and third new confirmations of zebra mussels in a Minnesota lake in 2017.
This year’s Canada goose population estimate a whopping 120,000 higher than last year.
The 2017 survey results for ruffed grouse were 2.1 drums per stop statewide. The averages during 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 were 0.9 and 1.1 and 1.1 and 1.3, respectively.
DNR fisheries workers make rare find during routine survey of Cottonwood Lake in Lyon County.
A single mussel found in Wright County’s Cedar Lake; broader survey of the lake is being conducted to determine how widely zebra mussels may be present.
The application deadline is Friday, Aug. 18.
“Wildlife Drive” traverses wetland, woodland, brushland and farmland habitats, providing visitors ample opportunity for wildlife viewing.
Cost for hunting and fishing licenses increase in 2018. The cost of fishing and hunting licenses, including deer licenses, will go up in 2018.
The 2017 “I Can!” programs start this weekend.
(Minnesota DNR)During Take a Kid Fishing Weekend – Friday, June 9, to Sunday, June 11 – anglers in Minnesota can fish without licenses if they take children ages 15 or younger along, according to the Department of Natural Resources. “We encourage adults to get out on the water and introduce a new generation to the fun of fishing,” said Jeff Ledermann, angler…
bighead carp was arrowed near Redwood Falls, about 80 miles upstream from the only other bighead carp captured in the Minnesota River.