Minnesota DNR

Former DNR biologist Cornicelli joins outdoors marketing research firm

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,…

Trout stocking via helicopter means more fish for anglers

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…