(Minnesota DNR file photo)As ice comes off of southern Minnesota lakes, evidence of this year’s harsh winter is washing up along the shorelines. While dead and dying fish washing ashore can be discouraging to see, it’s the result of a natural process called “winterkill,” according to biologists with the Minnesota DNR. “Shallow lakes like we have in southern Minnesota are…
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While pelicans winter in the Gulf of Mexico region, more than 20 percent of the continent’s white pelican population takes up summer residence in Minnesota.
In 2017, two silver carp were captured in the same location.
With fish-house removal deadlines in the rearview mirror and melting snow revealing what once was hidden, conservation officers throughout the state are finding the trash people left behind, the Minnesota DNR noted in a Facebook post recently. A reminder from the DNR: Anything but an impression left on the ice is litter and will be investigated. Categories: Ice Fishing Tags:…
Now anglers can keep one fish over 20 inches, instead of one over 17.
Annual Minnesota bat count shows continued effects of white-nose syndrome.
At least seven of the eight deer were bucks; all had their antlers or their antlers and skull plates removed.
Mille Lacs anglers will be able to keep one walleye between 21 and 23 inches or one walleye over 28 inches May 11-31.
No adult zebra mussels have been identified. Eight veligers were found in a zooplankton sample taken in the middle of Upper Red Lake.
Eighth consecutive year of stability means overall number of moose aren’t declining, according to 2019 survey.
The March 4 deadline applies to lakes south of an east-west line formed by U.S. Highway 10, east along Highway 34 to Minnesota Highway 200, east along Highway 200 to U.S. Highway 2, and east along Highway 2 to the Minnesota-Wisconsin border. The deadline north of that line is the end of the day Monday, March 18.
DNR Enforcement regional training officers Greg Oldakowski (l) and Mike Lee (r) presented Kim Werkmeister with his 2018 DNR Snowmobile Instructor of the Year plaque at the recent Minnesota United Snowmobile Association Winter Rendezvous. (Minnesota DNR)Kim Werkmeister, of Shakopee, has been named the Minnesota DNR Volunteer Snowmobile Instructor of the Year for 2018. During his 42 years as a volunteer…
The DNR is targeting a localized area to remove infected deer; permits go into effect on March 2, and public meeting scheduled March 4.
The DNR is considering allowing the walleye harvest during the cool-water periods in the spring and fall. But the exact number of keepers won’t be announced until mid-March.
A certified instructor since 1966, Dave Olson is one of the 4,000 volunteers across the state who are the backbone of the DNR Enforcement Division’s firearms safety program.
Starting March 1, the aggregate walleye and sauger limit will be reduced from eight to six, with no more than four walleye, on Lake of the Woods. On the Rainy River and in Four Mile Bay, a catch-and-release season will be in effect March 1 to April 14.
During the first special hunt weekend, 157 deer were harvested, with this the only positive.
The Minnesota DNR on Monday, Feb. 4 announced its second round of leadership appointments, the DNR said in a news release. DNR Commissioner Sarah Strommen announced the appointment of Shannon Lotthammer as assistant commissioner, overseeing the divisions of Forestry, Parks and Trails and Operations Services. Lotthammer comes to the DNR from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, where she served as…
So, this year’s polar vortex is good news for ash in Minnesota.
CO Mitch Boyum (left) and Enforcement Division Director Rodmen Smith. (Minnesota DNR)Minnesota DNR Conservation Officer Mitch Boyum has been named the 2019 DNR Conservation Officer of the Year, an award presented to an officer each year for outstanding overall career performance. Enforcement Division Director Rodmen Smith presented the award earlier this month at the division’s annual awards ceremony and training…
The Minnesota DNR has announced leadership appointments in its Commissioner’s Office. DNR Commissioner Sarah Strommen named current Assistant Commissioner Barb Naramore as deputy DNR commissioner. Since 2013, Naramore has overseen three divisions (Ecological and Water Resources, Forestry, and Lands and Minerals) and worked frequently with other divisions on interdisciplinary efforts. Prior to joining the DNR, Naramore was executive director of the…
One was a yearling male found in the core of the disease management zone and two were adult males, one found near the Lanesboro hatchery and the other in the southern end of the zone.
Barbara Keller has over 12 years of experience in wildlife management, research and diseases.
Shakopee artist Mark Thone has won the 2020 turkey stamp contest. Judges selected the painting from among 12 submissions for the annual contest sponsored by the Minnesota DNR. The DNR will feature Thone’s painting on the 2020 turkey stamp. He also has won the Minnesota contest for the 2018 migratory waterfowl stamp. Judges selected three entries to advance as finalists…
Hunters filled 17 of the 22 permits by harvesting five bulls and 12 cows in two zones in Kittson County.
The winter regulations on Lake of the Woods will match the current summer regulations, reducing the aggregate walleye and sauger limit from eight to six, with no more than four walleye. And catch-and-release only on the river and Fourmile Bay from March 1-April 14.