Minnesota DNR Reports

Stillwater artist wins trout and salmon stamp contest

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…

DNR: Outlook good for wild rice harvesting season

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…

Artists can submit designs for Minnesota waterfowl stamp

(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…

DNR: Following hail storms, leave pine trees alone

(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…

Designs being accepted for Minnesota Trout and Salmon Stamp

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….

Take a Kid Fishing Weekend is June 9-11

(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…