Disease found in bats at Lake Vermilion – Soudan Underground Mine State Park in northeastern Minnesota
DNR Reports Moose estimate up, but increase isn’t “statistically significant” St. Paul — Minnesota’s moose population remains low despite a slowing population decline during the past five years, the Minnesota DNR said. Results from the 2016 aerial moose survey indicate the population change from an estimated 3,450 in 2015 to 4,020 in 2016 is not statistically significant. Northeastern Minnesota’s current…
Busts this summer illustrate importance of stopping poachers
Lansing — The Michigan DNR recently confirmed two new state records, a black buffalo and a white perch. This marks the second and third state-record fish caught in 2015. The state record for black buffalo was broken by a fish caught by Sage Colegrove, of Muskegon, on the Grand River in Ottawa County on Sunday, April 12, at 1 a.m….
St. Paul — Excited to catch a big northern pike at the cabin near Brainerd, an angler casts a lure all week. Yet day after day, the angler has success only in reeling in skinny, snake-like pike. In the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, a large pike strikes a bait not far from the rocky shore of an island. With…
Green Bay, Wis. — While size and bag limits are the subject of frequent discussion among many anglers, there’s one group of fishing enthusiasts who are relatively unaffected by such matters: muskie hunters. A glance at online fishing forums indicates most muskie anglers would never keep a muskie unless they believed the fish was unlikely to survive or it was…
St. Paul — Anglers who fish the Red River this year may see fisheries management work under way as the Minnesota DNR and North Dakota Game and Fish Department conduct a fish population assessment and an angler creel survey. “The population assessment will target channel catfish, but will provide valuable information on other species, as well,” said Jamison Wendel, DNR…
Chronic poacher faces nearly $4,000 in fines and restitution after multi-year DNR investigation [Photo]
Licensed bear guide convicted of several gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor charges; investigators seize over 150 traps, six black bear hides, multiple deer quarters, fish, and other furbearers
Successful wild turkey hunters in Kandiyohi, Pope, Meeker, Swift and Stearns counties can help determine if highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) is present in Minnesota wildlife by allowing a sample to be collected from their turkeys.
Bass limit stays at six, and night fishing ban – enforced from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. – begins Monday, May 11, and extends to Tuesday, Dec. 1. (Exceptions to night ban beginning June 8: muskie angling and bowfishing.)
11-year-old lad catches 5-pound, 13-ounce cisco from Sybil Lake in Otter Tail County
Bulls represented 10 percent of Grygla herd, which hasn’t been hunted in three years because of population declines
Lansing — A Jackson County man has confessed to the illegal killing of a small bull elk during the firearms deer season in Otsego County, according to Michigan DNR conservation officers who investigated the incident. A passerby discovered elk parts dumped along a rural road Nov. 29, 2014. A conservation officer investigating the scene located a grocery store receipt among…
After a career with DNR and the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR), Kevin Lines returns as state pheasant action plan coordinator.
Mohawk, Mich. — DNR officials last month received the first reports this winter of bats dying from white-nose syndrome. Members of the public found dead bats outside the opening of an abandoned copper mine near Mohawk in the Upper Peninsula’s Keweenaw County and reported it to DNR field staff. White-nose syndrome was first discovered in Michigan in late winter 2014…
According to the DNR, the downward trend in Minnesota’s moose population continues
Fishing rule changes affect top walleye, smallmouth, and pike waters (among other species) including Saganaga Lake, Sea Gull, Winnibigoshish, Clitherall, and Big Birch Lake
Park Rapids-area Conservation Officer Sam Hunter named NWTF’s Minnesota Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.
Four men have been charged in connection with a five-year poaching investigation conducted by DNR conservation officers.
The investigation began when a DNR conservation officer received a Turn-In-Poachers (TIP) complaint of several deer taken illegally during the 2013 firearm deer season.
Upper Red Lake walleye fishing has been hot this winter, prompting the DNR to reduce the bag limit.
Following up on Zequanox treatment, the Minnesota DNR injects 1,000 pounds of potassium chloride – also known as potash – under the ice near public boat access on lake’s northwest corner.
Nobles County road-hunting case results in $1,000 fine and three-year revocation of hunting privileges
Lansing — A handbook has been released outlining the scope and guidelines for the new Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program, made possible through funding in Gov. Rick Snyder’s fiscal year 2015 budget. The program is a joint effort of the Michigan departments of Natural Resources, Environmental Quality, and Agriculture and Rural Development. The grant program will devote at least $3.6…
According to preliminary 2014 brood survey results, Wisconsin’s turkey flock saw an increase in the number and size of broods observed
Zebra mussels have been confirmed in Cass Lake located in Cass County in northwestern Minnesota, according to the Department of Natural Resources.