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February 8, 2010

Heated camper cabins now open at Afton State Park

Two new camper cabins, heated and wired with electricity, have opened at Afton State Park near a bluff overlooking the St. Croix River. The White Pine and Bur Oak cabins are located by the park’s group campsite. The new cabins, one of which is accessible, are available year-round at a cost of $50 per night,

New DNR license-buying system goes online Feb. 18

Minnesotans who buy their hunting, fishing and other DNR licenses at retail outlets will soon do so via a new electronic licensing system. Effective Feb. 18, DNR retail license sales will be available on new touch-screen terminals that allow sales clerks to be more efficient when inputting data and outputting licenses. “Hunters, anglers and trappers

DNR seeks watercraft inspector applicants

The Minnesota DNR is seeking watercraft inspector interns for the upcoming boating season. Inspectors are stationed at public accesses on lakes and rivers infested with invasive species such as Eurasian watermilfoil and zebra mussels. “We’re looking for enthusiastic young adults interested in doing important environmental conservation work,” said Heidi Wolf, DNR watercraft inspection program coordinator.

WMAs: No longer a Minnesota bonding bill priority?

This week’s Outdoors Insights column focuses on the declining revenue for wildlife management areas in the Minnesota bonding bill. The state House and Senate released their versions of the bonding bills last week, and it wasn’t pretty for WMA acquisition. Neither body offered more than $1 million for WMAs, which made the $4 million that

Moose population decline continues in northeastern Minnesota

Bad news continues for Minnesota’s moose population, According to results of an aerial survey released Monday by the Minnesota DNR, the moose population in northeastern Minnesota continues to decline. Survey results revealed lower moose numbers and the proportion of cows accompanied by calves continued a 13-year decline and dropping to a record low of 28

Eight charged in alleged poaching ring

Jackson, Ohio – A total of eight individuals have been issued 114 summonses for wildlife crimes following a two month investigation into an alleged local poaching ring.  The suspects are accused of poaching deer and wild turkey in Jackson and Gallia counties, according to the DNR Division of Wildlife. Wildlife officials were assisted by the

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