Public comment period on Zinke Interior Department’s plan for Western sage grouse ends Nov. 27.
Canada goose numbers increased over the past week and should provide good opportunities through Thanksgiving weekend in many areas, according to the report.
First ice is approaching fast. Much of the ice belt awaits walkable ice, though some northern lakes have capped over with enough hard water to venture out.
Lou Cornicelli, DNR wildlife research manager, said it isn’t clear whether the additional positives indicate a westward expansion of the disease or individual deer movements, given that all the presumptive positive deer were adult males.
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service expands hunting, fishing opportunities at 10 national wildlife refuges
Includes Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge as well as Wisconsin's Fox River National Wildlife Refuge and Horicon National Wildlife Refuge.
This will be the first winter season with the combination of a four-fish bag limit and one over 17 inches allowed.
Nearly 70,000 of Minnesota's 550,000 hunters are women, compared to 55,000 female hunters in 2010. Growth is thanks in part to Becoming An Outdoors Woman program, the state's training and research effort that aims to increase women's interest in hunting.
It’s likely that one-fish bag will include one walleye within a 20- to 22-inch slot, or a “one over” fish yet to be determined.
The outlook remains excellent over the next few days for both field hunting and water hunting, the DNR says in the most recent waterfowl migration and hunting report.
Participation numbers were down, but those who did hunt experienced a record-high success rate of 13.1 percent.
The big-game program leader manages deer and elk populations and harvest seasons, and works with groups and individuals to manage seasons and populations.
Kickoff of fifth year of Keep It Clean program just another indication that the most wonderful time of the year at and around the lake is almost upon us.
According to the Minnesota DNR, deer numbers are up following three years of conservative harvest regulations designed to rebuild the population, coupled with three relatively mild winters. The DNR anticipates the 2017 deer harvest will be in the 200,000 range, similar to the most recent 20-year average of nearly 206,000.
State wildlife officials are expecting a far better harvest this year. But the isolated reappearance of chronic wasting disease has led the DNR to impose mandatory testing in some areas for the opening weekend.
Don’t store the reels and long rods yet – fall angling opportunities for large fish still exist as October transitions into a cool early November.
Minnesota waterfowl hunting success was fair in most areas over the past week, according to the most recent report.
Public input collected at two meetings and online showed no clear consensus either for or against the hunt.
The event, scheduled July 12-15 in Mason, Mich., will feature a trap-shooting competition for the highest-qualifying student athletes and teams throughout all affiliated state high school clay target leagues in the nation.
A hot-button issue during the 2017 legislative session, ditch-mowing discussions roll on with meetings
Minnesota Department of Transportation holding seven public meetings on ditch mowing/haying.
Projection is above last year’s harvest of 173,213, below the 2003 record harvest of 290,525 and similar to the most recent 20-year average of 205,959. Prior to 2000, deer harvests in excess of 200,000 occurred only four times.
Hunters looking forward to higher deer numbers this season, according to DNR.
The key to a successful Midwestern autumn wild turkey season is plenty of yelping and a feeding-hen decoy.
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