Biologists with the Minnesota DNR will collect walleye eggs this spring; however, social distancing requirements mean this popular springtime activity will not be open for public viewing this year. Hatcheries, the destination for the eggs collected, also remain closed to the public. “Egg take operations are neat things to watch,” said Henry Drewes, northwest region fisheries supervisor. “But the closeness…
Contamination from long ago still holds risks for coastal areas of the Great Lakes.
First time for new method in Minnesota/Wisconsin waters.
Continuing negotiations demand the question: Why does the Minnesota DNR want to divert the critical habitat match?
DNR: Changes are in response to angler-driven concerns over the declining sizes of sunfish in Minnesota.
The removal deadline does not mean anglers no longer can use fish houses on the ice. After the March 1 deadline, fish houses may still be on the ice, but they must be occupied if they’re out between midnight and one hour before sunrise.
Further analysis is required to determine if the levels of exposure seen are high enough to adversely affect deer health.
Season’s chronic wasting disease detections were within two disease management zones.
FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. – Longtime Minnesota DNR wildlife biologist Lou Cornicelli has joined Southwick Associates as a senior analyst. Cornicelli left the DNR in August 2020 after serving nine years as the agency’s wildlife research program manager and another nine years as its big game program consultant. Southwick Associates is a marketing research and economics firm, specializing in the hunting, shooting,…
DNR says 2020 fish stocking successful, despite challenges.
Contends that the agency isn’t doing enough to protect endangered lynx from trapping.
Hunts set for parts of southeastern Minnesota in December and January.
Hunting pheasants, ruffed grouse, squirrels or rabbits offers opportunities to enjoy the Minnesota outdoors as temperatures fall and snow blankets the landscape.
The case of the Dakota County deer, an adult male, marks the first time the fatal neurological disease has been detected in a hunter-harvested wild deer in the newly established south metro disease management zone.
First he shot a 10-point buck, then he came across the alligator, which he also was able to shoot – the reptile has no special protection in Minnesota. As for how it ended up here …
This year, 1,864 participating hunters harvested 310 deer. During the 2019 hunts, 2,137 hunters harvested 278 deer.
Anglers will have the opportunity to catch trout on remote lakes in northeastern Minnesota following helicopter-based fish stocking efforts this fall. The Minnesota DNR typically uses trucks to stock fish, but traditional methods can’t be used in some of the state’s difficult-to-reach lakes. In those waters, airplanes have been used for years to provide aerial stocking. But recently, pilots in…
Population trends support limited harvest during ice fishing season, DNR says.
As a result, DNR expands wolf management input period.
Anglers fishing during the winter season on Upper Red in northern Minnesota will have a three-walleye bag limit, with only one walleye longer than 17 inches allowed. Heavy winter fishing over the last four years has resulted in the more restrictive regs.
Data will help agencies learn more about invasive carp.
Waterfowling opportunities near the Twin Cities are plentiful, but success isn’t guaranteed.
Strong early archery harvest and positive reports from hunters and DNR field staff point to what could be another outstanding year of deer hunting across central and southeastern Minnesota.
The birds didn’t cooperate, though, as the hunting party failed to bag a bird.
Start of a trend? The hinterlands of the no-quota zone produces a tasty, corn-fed bear in Winona County.
The DNR also recently confirmed two other aquatic invasive species in Lake Orono: Eurasian watermilfoil and rusty crayfish.