Canada goose numbers increased over the past week and should provide good opportunities through Thanksgiving weekend in many areas, according to the report.
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.
Preliminary results through the second weekend show that the number of deer registered was up 10 percent from 2016.
AURORA, Minn. — Authorities are now calling the death of a 16-year-old hunter in northeastern Minnesota a suicide. A member of the boy's hunting party found him dead in his hunting stand near Aurora late Saturday afternoon. The death initially was reported to authorities…
The song still haunts me. And I have no idea what it would be like to be on a ship in distress a mere 15 miles from the safety of Whitefish Bay, or even what it's like when the gales…
According to the most recent Minnesota Waterfowl Migration and Hunting Report, the best opportunities remain in the south and central zone, especially for field hunting, and some opportunities should remain there through at least next week.
Hunters register 70,724 deer during first weekend of season; DNR expecting increased total harvest of around 200,000.
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.
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.
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.
With the deer opener on Saturday, the Minnesota DNR has extended its phone hours for hunters – and other outdoor enthusiasts – in Minnesota, the DNR said in a news release Tuesday, Oct. 31. The DNR Information Center will take…
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.
It's that time of year. Deer-hunting time. So, hunters, what to do with the hides from…
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.
Pheasant hunters can voluntarily report roosters that were banded as part of a study being conducted by the Minnesota DNR. DNR Farmland Wildlife Populations and Research Group workers captured and banded roosters during a research project. The two study areas…
A video (above and at mndnr.gov/cwd) explains how to get deer tested for chronic wasting disease. Testing will be required in portions of north-central, central and southeast Minnesota during the opening weekend of firearms deer season. Precautionary testing from 7:30 a.m. to…
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.
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