Also, youth firearms safety class, laser-shooting attraction and appearance by DNR commissioner among draws for annual event.
Agenda includes deer management plan, chronic wasting disease.
St. Charles artist Micah Hanson won the 2019 turkey stamp contest. The painting was selected by judges from among 12 submissions for the annual contest sponsored by the Minnesota DNR. Hanson’s painting will be featured on the 2019 turkey stamp.…
A top-notch keynote speaker for 2018 DNR Roundtable, and the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame announces its 2018 inductees
Conservationists interested in meeting the BHA president have an opportunity on Jan. 4, and several worthy Minnesotans will enter the state’s fishing hall o’ fame.
Boundaries for a special late-season deer hunt to help control chronic wasting disease in southeastern Minnesota’s Fillmore County have been expanded to include portions of three surrounding deer permit areas, the DNR said in a news release late Monday morning,…
Given no deer with CWD were found in north-central and central Minnesota, the DNR will narrow surveillance next fall to areas closer to the farms where CWD was detected. A fourth precautionary surveillance area will be added in fall 2018 in Winona County because CWD recently was detected in captive deer there.
A supportive environment of fellow women is the backdrop for a workshop that embraces cold and snow this January with classes about sled-dog mushing, dark-house fishing, birding, archery hunting and other ways to get outdoors, the Minnesota DNR said in…
The 2016 total harvest was 173,213 and to date firearms and archery hunters have harvested about 180,000 deer this year.
Harvest goal is part of deer planning effort.
Canada goose numbers increased over the past week and should provide good opportunities through Thanksgiving weekend in many areas, according to the report.
Lou Cornicelli, DNR wildlife research manager, said it isn’t clear whether the additional positives indicate a westward expansion of the disease or individual deer movements, given that all the presumptive positive deer were adult males.
Preliminary results through the second weekend show that the number of deer registered was up 10 percent from 2016.
AURORA, Minn. — Authorities are now calling the death of a 16-year-old hunter in northeastern Minnesota a suicide. A member of the boy's hunting party found him dead in his hunting stand near Aurora late Saturday afternoon. The death initially was reported to authorities…
The song still haunts me. And I have no idea what it would be like to be on a ship in distress a mere 15 miles from the safety of Whitefish Bay, or even what it's like when the gales…
According to the most recent Minnesota Waterfowl Migration and Hunting Report, the best opportunities remain in the south and central zone, especially for field hunting, and some opportunities should remain there through at least next week.
Hunters register 70,724 deer during first weekend of season; DNR expecting increased total harvest of around 200,000.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service expands hunting, fishing opportunities at 10 national wildlife refuges
Includes Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge as well as Wisconsin's Fox River National Wildlife Refuge and Horicon National Wildlife Refuge.
Nearly 70,000 of Minnesota's 550,000 hunters are women, compared to 55,000 female hunters in 2010. Growth is thanks in part to Becoming An Outdoors Woman program, the state's training and research effort that aims to increase women's interest in hunting.
The outlook remains excellent over the next few days for both field hunting and water hunting, the DNR says in the most recent waterfowl migration and hunting report.
Participation numbers were down, but those who did hunt experienced a record-high success rate of 13.1 percent.
The big-game program leader manages deer and elk populations and harvest seasons, and works with groups and individuals to manage seasons and populations.
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