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Wet spring may hamper pheasant nest success

Madelia, Minn. ’Äî As another heavy spring rain pelted southern Minnesota last week, DNR pheasant researcher Kurt Haroldson lamented the continuing cold and wet weather’Äôs effect on the state’Äôs pheasant population. ’ÄúWith pheasants, at least,

USDA to allow opening CRP to haying, grazing

Washington ’Äî The U.S. Department of Agriculture late last month announced that more than 24 million acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program will be eligible for haying and grazing this year, following the ’Äúprimary

State turkey hunters establish new record

Madelia, Minn. ’Äî During the state’Äôs first turkey season in 1978, hunters bagged 94 birds. Thirty years later, they have shot more than 100 times that many. For the first time in the state’Äôs history,

Coming in autumn 2008: big changes to deer rules

St. Paul ’Äî DNR brass has signed off on a plan to simplify deer-hunting regulations. Hunters will see the changes beginning this fall, including a reduction from six zones to two, and the elimination of

Goose complaints likely increasing

Glenwood, Minn. ’Äî High crop prices and a late start to planting are expected to lead to increased goose depredation complaints this year. In some places, complaints had been on the decline for the last

Mille Lacs tribal harvest eclipses 87,500 pounds

Aitkin, Minn. – Spring tribal netting of Mille Lacs Lake walleyes effectively was wrapped up prior to the May 10 state fishing opener, and officials say the harvest by the eight bands that net the

Pawlenty signs legislation focusing on VHS into law

St. Paul – Legislation aimed at safeguarding the state from a deadly fish virus was approved by Gov. Tim Pawlenty during the final week of the ’08 session. The bill’s primary focus is the movement

National meeting to scrutinize lead issue

St. Paul – When hunters look at their 2009 regulations booklet, they’ll see a piece about lead in venison – specifically, the risk of consuming venison, and how they can reduce the risk. DNR officials

Session finds funds for Vermilion park

St. Paul – Minnesota is a step closer to its first state park since the 1970s. As part of session-ending negotiations and deal-making, the Legislature approved $20 million for a new state park on the

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