DNR: Changes are in response to angler-driven concerns over the declining sizes of sunfish in Minnesota.
Minnesota DNR Reports
The removal deadline does not mean anglers no longer can use fish houses on the ice. After the March 1 deadline, fish houses may still be on the ice, but they must be occupied if they’re out between midnight and one hour before sunrise.
Further analysis is required to determine if the levels of exposure seen are high enough to adversely affect deer health.
Season’s chronic wasting disease detections were within two disease management zones.
DNR says 2020 fish stocking successful, despite challenges.
Hunts set for parts of southeastern Minnesota in December and January.
Hunting pheasants, ruffed grouse, squirrels or rabbits offers opportunities to enjoy the Minnesota outdoors as temperatures fall and snow blankets the landscape.
The case of the Dakota County deer, an adult male, marks the first time the fatal neurological disease has been detected in a hunter-harvested wild deer in the newly established south metro disease management zone.
This year, 1,864 participating hunters harvested 310 deer. During the 2019 hunts, 2,137 hunters harvested 278 deer.
Anglers will have the opportunity to catch trout on remote lakes in northeastern Minnesota following helicopter-based fish stocking efforts this fall. The Minnesota DNR typically uses trucks to stock fish, but traditional methods can’t be used in some of the state’s difficult-to-reach lakes. In those waters, airplanes have been used for years to provide aerial stocking. But recently, pilots in…
Population trends support limited harvest during ice fishing season, DNR says.
Anglers fishing during the winter season on Upper Red in northern Minnesota will have a three-walleye bag limit, with only one walleye longer than 17 inches allowed. Heavy winter fishing over the last four years has resulted in the more restrictive regs.
Data will help agencies learn more about invasive carp.
Strong early archery harvest and positive reports from hunters and DNR field staff point to what could be another outstanding year of deer hunting across central and southeastern Minnesota.
The birds didn’t cooperate, though, as the hunting party failed to bag a bird.
The DNR also recently confirmed two other aquatic invasive species in Lake Orono: Eurasian watermilfoil and rusty crayfish.
Hoping to invite conversation and reach a broad audience, the DNR will hold the first of five virtual town halls focusing on the bluegill initiative on Monday, Oct. 5.
Pheasant index exceeds 10-year average in many parts of the state.
They’re in soil, gardening mulch, and also not appropriate for bait.
Shoreline restoration project planned for Mississippi Headwaters in Itasca State Park.
Changes for 2020 include voluntary sampling in affected areas, a new management zone and new surveillance areas.
71st year of counts continues, and second year of West Nile virus sampling shows similar results.
Fairmont to instead host event Oct. 8-9, 2021.
Watch for turtles on roadways.
Six counties in and near Twin Cities metro prohibited from deer feeding and attractants starting July 1.
Anglers urged to follow new ‘close to home’ guidelines to minimize potential virus transmission.