Tag: DNR

DNR seeks input on proposed special fishing regulations

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is asking for input on several special fishing regulation proposals. Each year, the DNR proposes new special fishing regulations that apply to individual waters and asks the public for input about the proposals. The regulations, if enacted, are reviewed on a regular basis. The DNR is considering experimental and…
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August 4, 2022 0

Minnesota deer hunting seasons

You can now buy a deer hunting license in Minnesota for this fall’s hunting season. Minnesota DNR big game program leader Barbara Keller tells us where to get up to date information on deer hunting in Minnesota. Keller reminds hunters that the firearms deer season that begins November 5 isn’t the only deer hunting season…
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August 3, 2022 0

DNR announces CWD sampling changes

As part of an adaptive approach to chronic wasting disease management statewide, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is broadening the options this year for hunters to get their deer tested for CWD. “Keeping Minnesota’s deer healthy remains a top DNR priority,” DNR Wildlife Section Manager Kelly Straka said. “The DNR’s commitment to sound surveillance…
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August 3, 2022 0

Weekly DNR Conservation Officer Reports

District 9 – Brainerd area Last updated: 2022-08-01 CO Calie Kunst (Crosslake) spent time checking anglers, boaters and ATV riders throughout the week. Multiple violations were addressed, including no helmets on juvenile ATV riders, personal watercraft violations and various angling violations. Kunst also followed up on aquatic plant management complaints. CO Chelsey Best (Pequot Lakes) took…
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August 3, 2022 0

Hunting regulations, deer hunting licenses now available

Release from Minnesota Department of Natural Resources: Deer hunting licenses can be purchased starting today and the 2022 Minnesota hunting regulations are now available on the DNR website (mndnr.gov/Hunting). Print copies of the regulations will be available in early August wherever licenses are sold. When deer hunters venture out into fields and forests this fall, they will…
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August 3, 2022 0

Minnesota Deer Hunting-CWD

ST PAUL, MN—The Minnesota DNR says there will be two additional zones where chronic wasting disease, or CWD, has been found in the state. DNR wildlife health specialist Erik Hildebrand says both are in northern Minnesota. Deer hunters in Minnesota will need to remember to turn in a CWD sample of any deer they catch…
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August 2, 2022 0

DNR accepting applications for several fisheries, wildlife advisory committees

Minnesotans can apply online through Sept. 16 to serve on several committees that advise the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources about fisheries and wildlife topics. The DNR is seeking applicants to fill open seats on the Deer Advisory Committee, the Mille Lacs Fisheries Advisory Committee, the Minnesota R3 Council (R3 stands for recruiting, retaining and…
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August 1, 2022 0

Weekly DNR Conservation Officer Reports

District 9 – Brainerd area Last updated: 2022-07-18 CO Jim Guida (Brainerd East) patrolled for all-terrain vehicle and boating activity this past week. He received a report and investigated a very large litter-dumping complaint at a local wildlife management area parking lot. Numerous bags of rubbish and filth were left behind. Information was located and the…
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July 19, 2022 0

Take Kids Deer Hunting this Fall with Special Hunts

Here’s a way to introduce youth to deer hunting — special youth deer hunts. These hunts take place in several state parks, and in the Rydell National Wildlife Refuge, on various dates in the fall. Adults must accompany youth during these hunts. Apply for special youth deer hunt permits through Friday, Aug. 19, and keep…
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July 18, 2022 0

Weekly Conservation Officer Report – District 5

CO Curtis Simonson (International Falls #2) reports spending time this past week working at the Port of Entry in International Falls, patrolling area forest roads for ATV activity, working AIS enforcement and checking anglers on area lakes and rivers. Enforcement action taken this past week consisted of walleye/northern pike overlimits, transporting fish without skin patches,…
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July 5, 2022 0