This is the first confirmed case of HPAI in a wild mammal in Minnesota.
Minnesota DNR Reports
Open-water regs also allow for one fish over 20 inches, from 17 inches in 2021.
Although there is no statistically significant change in the estimated population relative to 2020, this year’s estimated number of moose is the highest since 2011, when the population was midway through a steep decline.
In between will again be a summer of catch-and-release fishing, with an early July closure to reduce hooking mortality.
(Minnesota DNR)The Minnesota DNR is holding a career fair Tuesday, March 29, from 4-7 p.m. for anyone interested in learning more about the career of a conservation officer. The current recruiting period, which runs through April 8, is for the agency’s CO Prep program, which provides a pathway for people without previous law enforcement experience to become conservation officers. The…
This is the first time CWD has been detected in wild deer in this deer permit area, so the DNR is also taking immediate steps to understand the prevalence of the disease in wild deer in the Grand Rapids area, the DNR says.
The new regulations lower limits on specific waters as part of a Minnesota DNR initiative to protect and improve sunfish sizes.
Deer feeding and attractant bans expand; fall sampling shows CWD prevalence remains low, DNR says.
The DNR worked to obtain all available information from agencies outside Minnesota that are involved in the regulation of farmed deer, but has concluded that learning more won’t be possible due to loss of records, variability in the ways other jurisdictions monitor CWD in deer farms and in wild deer, and the lack of testing in some other states.
Would be the first suspected case of chronic wasting disease in a wild deer along Minnesota’s border with North Dakota.
And a four-walleye bag limit – up one from last winter – is set on Upper Red Lake.
Minnesota DNR wildlife managers report favorable weather so far this year and good opportunities to harvest deer in most areas.
Emergency action will provide time to understand connections between known CWD-positive farms and identify and prevent transfer from potentially exposed herds, agency says.
The farm where CWD was detected reportedly sold nearly 400 deer to 40 farms in seven states during the past five years.
Reg will be in effect through Tuesday, Nov. 30.
The pike went 46-1/4 inches, the muskie 57-1/4 inches.
Despite the dry conditions, the outlook is good for both teal hunting and early goose hunting. Hunters are encouraged to do scouting prior to the season since hunter access to many lakes will be an issue. For the complete DNR weekly waterfowl migration report, click here. Categories: Hunting News, Waterfowl Tags: Geese, Hunting, Minnesota DNR, Teal, Waterfowl
The 2021 statewide survey results for ruffed grouse were 1.3 drums per stop. The most recent peak in 2017 was 2.1 drums per stop. During the low point of the cycles, counts are typically about 0.8 drums per stop.
DNR: Management actions planned, including closing east-central hunting zone season
The invasive algae now confirmed in 18 of Minnesota’s 11,842 lakes.
Beginning this year, the format of the hunt will change to a single three-day event happening Oct. 29-31.
Invasive algae found in Pimushe Lake in Beltrami County.
As of June 16, as many as nine people have been victims of boating fatalities. That number, which is preliminary, marks the most fatalities at this point of the year in more than a decade.
Emergency action meant to provide time to understand connections between known CWD-positive farms and preventing additional transfers from potentially exposed farms.
Additional CWD-positives, illegal carcass disposal spur expanded investigation, response in Beltrami County
Twelve additional white-tailed deer tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in the infected Beltrami County farmed deer herd.
Sarah Grell, who was stationed in Grand Rapids and served as a conservation officer since 2005, died Monday in a two-vehicle crash.