Minnesota DNR

DNR seeking conservation officer applicants for 2023 academy

(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…

DNR to rescind rule temporarily banning farmed deer movement into and within Minnesota

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.

DNR: Outlook good for teal, early goose hunting

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

DNR conducts aerial cattail spraying to improve wetland habitat

The Minnesota DNR is treating cattails with herbicide using a helicopter on the Beaches, Florian and Twin Lakes wildlife management areas (WMA) in Kittson and Marshall counties. The goal of the treatment is to control non-native, hybrid cattail to restore open water and create more diverse, native wetland vegetation. Hybrid cattail is more aggressive than the native, broad-leaved cattail and…