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May 3, 2023

Minnesota’s river anglers encouraged to be patient as water levels steadily drop

As flood waters continue to recede in the state’s river systems, state law enforcement and fisheries officials are asking anglers to exercise caution as they get back on the water.
High water for roughly three weeks along the state’s largest river systems – the Mississippi, St. Croix, Minnesota, and others – closed public boat ramps, halted barge traffic, swamped marinas and campgrounds and hiking trails, and deluged restaurants and other establishments that anglers frequent.

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Commentary: Does Minnesota now have a path forward in WMA forest habitat/timber saga?

On April 14, the Minnesota DNR commissioner, Sarah Strommen, and director of the Division of Fish and Wildlife, Dave Olfelt, distributed a letter to field staff titled “Forest Management.” The letter was unusual, because it wasn’t on DNR letterhead, and the point of the letter and the reason staff from the divisions of Fish and Wildlife, Forestry, and Ecological and Water Resources received it was not in the letter. Staff likely scratched their heads and asked, “What’s this about?”

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Outdoor Insights: Thoughts on eliminating Minnesota’s shotgun zone, and wild turkey concern

Personally, I do not have a problem with rifles statewide, and if it passes, I’ll probably start carrying a .270 during deer season. That said, I understand the concerns of folks who are cautious about the idea. My firm take, however, is that a change needs to be statewide, not county-by-county.

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