Yellow perch the rage at fisheries across the state.
October 4, 2023
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will make available disputed Minnesota DNR Statewide Wildlife Habitat Management Grant funds, according to a Tuesday, Oct. 3 letter sent from the USFWS to the DNR.
The two grants include $4.065 million from fiscal year 2021-22 and $17.553 million for FY2023-24 from the Statewide Wildlife Habitat Management Grant program. Dave Olfelt, DNR Fish and Wildlife Division director, said timber harvest on state wildlife management areas and aquatic management areas remains paused for now.
For all we’ve heard about this summer’s drought, a silver lining has been duck habitat. Parched wetlands are disconcerting in July and August, but those settling, dry sediments provide a prime site for aquatic plants to germinate.
A small wetland near my home was bone-dry all summer, but after the recent rains, it contains water now, and ducks. Every time I drive past, I see several migrant puddlers with their tails skyward, happily munching on seeds, or tubers that took root in the tiny, previously stagnant pond.
Two national sporting organizations last week encouraged President Joe Biden to sign a bill to ensure public schools continue to receive federal funding for outdoors programs.
Reader-submitted letters to the editor published in the Oct. 6, 2023, edition of Minnesota Outdoor News.
Field reports from Minnesota DNR conservation officers published in the Oct. 6, 2023, edition of Minnesota Outdoor News.
A woman walking her dog on a wooded trail in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains spooked a cow moose Sept. 20 and it charged, headbutting the hiker and stomping on her before she escaped back down the trail, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
California will ban people from carrying firearms in most public places while doubling the taxes on guns and ammunition sold in the state under two new laws Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Sept. 26 that will test the limits of the U.S. Supreme Court’s new standard for interpreting the Second Amendment.