This is the first confirmed case of HPAI in a wild mammal in Minnesota.
Open-water regs also allow for one fish over 20 inches, from 17 inches in 2021.
Although there is no statistically significant change in the estimated population relative to 2020, this year’s estimated number of moose is the highest since 2011, when the population was midway through a steep decline.
In between will again be a summer of catch-and-release fishing, with an early July closure to reduce hooking mortality.
(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…
This is the first time CWD has been detected in wild deer in this deer permit area, so the DNR is also taking immediate steps to understand the prevalence of the disease in wild deer in the Grand Rapids area, the DNR says.
The new regulations lower limits on specific waters as part of a Minnesota DNR initiative to protect and improve sunfish sizes.
Dave Weitzel and Scott Mackenthun of the Minnesota DNR share what is needed to make a good bluegill lake.
So now, DNR wants Minnesotans to weigh in on how best to fund outdoor recreation and conservation.
Deer feeding and attractant bans expand; fall sampling shows CWD prevalence remains low, DNR says.
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.
Invasive carp compete with native species for food and habitat, so a healthy and diverse fishery is a positive sign.
Would be the first suspected case of chronic wasting disease in a wild deer along Minnesota’s border with North Dakota.
Minnesota DNR wildlife managers report favorable weather so far this year and good opportunities to harvest deer in most areas.
Emergency action will provide time to understand connections between known CWD-positive farms and identify and prevent transfer from potentially exposed herds, agency says.
The farm where CWD was detected reportedly sold nearly 400 deer to 40 farms in seven states during the past five years.
Reg will be in effect through Tuesday, Nov. 30.
Why weren’t state waterfowlers given better direction regarding the issue leading up to this new season?
The pike went 46-1/4 inches, the muskie 57-1/4 inches.
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
Waterfowlers who have planned to hunt on the Leech Lake or White Earth reservations should contact the respective tribal natural resource departments for more information.
The project is reportedly the culmination of 50 years of efforts to buy that parcel of native prairie.
Retired manager reflects on 35 years with the DNR.
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…
The 2021 statewide survey results for ruffed grouse were 1.3 drums per stop. The most recent peak in 2017 was 2.1 drums per stop. During the low point of the cycles, counts are typically about 0.8 drums per stop.
DNR: Management actions planned, including closing east-central hunting zone season