The DNR said it pulled in more than $15 million from vehicle admission fees and trail passes from January through August. That’s a 21% increase from the same period in 2019.
Fishing license sales, kayak permit sales, camp site rentals through the roof.
Are critters really more abundant, or are citizens working from home simply seeing more of the birds and mammals that always have lived among us?
How about expanding deer harvest opportunities for those who can’t afford beef during the pandemic?
Here are five things to consider if you are thinking of buying a recreational property this spring or summer.
(Minnesota DNR)The Minnesota DNR and Minnesota Department of Health collaborated to create new outdoor recreation guidelines for use during the COVID-19 pandemic. These guidelines apply to both recreational facilities and the public and are based on Governor Walz’s Emergency Executive Order Allowing for Safe Outdoor Recreation (EO 20-38). Following these guidelines will help protect you and your fellow Minnesotans from this health threat. You…
Fewer automobiles on the roads helping wildlife on a number of fronts. And, in turn, people are taking notice of and enjoying the natural world around them.
Michigan DNR conservation officers issued five citations over the weekend to boaters in violation of the governor’s stay-home order, but none of them involved the use of a motorized boat, according to the department. For the story, click here. Categories: News Tags: Boating, Boats, COVID-19, Michigan DNR
Successful hunting seasons make for a freezer full of venison, pheasants and geese to last through these troubling months under lockdown.
Setting road blocks in front of people trying to recreate outdoors does little to stem the tide of COVID-19.
Most turkey hunting still allowed on state property.
Even while respecting social distancing, odds are there’s some quality water with good gamefishing opportunities near you right now.
Move is temporary during COVID-19 crisis, director says.
Double-crested cormorants in Pennsylvania enjoying benefits of stocked trout without human competition.
No new restrictions on state park access just yet.
73rd annual event postponed to May 6-9, 2021; 2020 fishing opener still scheduled May 9.
Deer hunters listened in remotely and may now submit online comments regarding CDAC recommendations.
As we all learn to deal with this pandemic, realize that it could be worse.
The Koochiching County Board voted unanimously to close the county-owned Rainy River accesses, which include the Upper Sioux landing, Frontier landing, Nelson Park landing and Vidas landing due to concerns of large numbers of anglers coming into the area in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision will be reviewed April 14 at the next board meeting.
While most fun things are off-limits, for the most part, the outdoors is not.
Solid science-based discussions needed in both arenas to avoid hyperbole.
People who enjoy the outdoors already know the health benefits of being outside.
As of Tuesday, March 24, state parks, trails and restrooms remain open; property buildings closed.
The coronavirus is impacting outdoor use and will likely impact it more as the pandemic progresses.
Blogger also wonders if the DNR might consider opening up deer season a little earlier this year.
With the coronavirus placing people at home beyond their usual timeframe, spending additional hours within nature’s settings becomes an excellent benefit.