Joe Albert

CWD study reveals 10 percent annual deer population decline

Study results have Minnesota on alert over CWD prevalence in Iowa and Wisconsin St. Paul, Minn. — Researchers for the first time have shown that declines in free-ranging deer populations occur as a result of high prevalence of chronic wasting disease (CWD). The eight-year study, done in east-central Wyoming, showed a 10.4-percent annual decline. The results were published in the…

Outdoors projects set for $150M in funding for 2017

Though the 2016 legislative session is less than a month old – and there remains no word on when, or if, a special session will be held – work is already under way to determine which conservation projects will receive a share of more than $150 million expected to be available in 2017.

BOC: Increase license fees

Fishing and hunting license fees should be increased and restructured, as the DNR has proposed, to keep the Game and Fish Fund solvent, according to a citizens group that oversees agency expenditures.