Field reports from Minnesota DNR conservation officers across the state published in the May 5, 2023 edition of Minnesota Outdoor News.
Open-water fishing for many anglers remains on the distant horizon, a dream tempered by frozen lakes, piles of snow, and bone-chilling cold. Some anglers, though, are leaving winter behind and heading south to chase bass and claim their part of the hundreds of thousands of dollars that are up for grabs.
Grand Rapids, Minn. — When the DNR announced last July that spring ruffed grouse drumming counts had increased 57 percent statewide, hunters were understandably giddy at the prospects of what they’d encounter in the woods during the fall. The season began slowly, which isn’t unusual when there are a lot of leaves on the trees.
St. Paul — The DNR in coming weeks is set to embark upon a study in the southeastern part of the state that officials hope will provide insight into deer movement on the landscape. But the desire to learn about those patterns is far from simply academic; officials hope it will give them a better
Grand Rapids, Minn. — When a black bear earlier last week attacked three men and a dog along the shores of McDougal Lake near Isabella in northeastern Minnesota, it immediately raised eyebrows. Bear attacks aren’t common in Minnesota – there have been six since 2002 that required hospitalization – and there never before had been