Tag: DNR

DNR seeking public input for deer population goals for NE, SW parts of State

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (1/21/21) (Minnesota) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is again seeking public input on deer population goals starting Monday, February 8th in certain parts of the state. Deer population goals are how much of an increase or decrease is desired in a deer population in a particular deer permit area,…
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January 21, 2021 0

DNR update Winter Severity Index, maps now available

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (1/19/21) (Minnesota) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has recently updated maps for the Winter Severity Index to better help understand the climate for the entire state and help manage the whitetail deer population. Wildlife research staff have taken a look at the last 36 years of winter weather to…
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January 19, 2021 0

Deer Attractant, Feeding Bans still in effect from Department of Natural Resources

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (1/13/21) (Minnesota) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding wildlife aficionados and hunters that deer attractant and feeding bans remain in effect from mid-2020. Deer feeding and attractant restrictions remain in place in Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Rice, Scott, and Washington counties. These counties were added on July 1st, 2020…
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January 13, 2021 0

Former Wildlife Management Officer Dave Dickey chats about hunting, CWD, and more

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (1/11/21) (Aitkin, MN) — Former Wildlife Management Officer Dave Dickey returned for his monthly update to kick-off the new year with discussion on hunting, permits, Chronic Wasting Disease, and more. Dickey mentioned the success of the deer harvest from the end of 2020. As 2021 brings the grey wolf off the…
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January 11, 2021 0

Year in Review – DNR Bluegill Initiative

Anglers will likely see more reduced bluegill bag limits on a handful of area lakes as part of the Minnesota DNR’s Quality Bluegill Initiative. The Quality Bluegill Initiative is a statewide, stakeholder-driven program to maintain and/or increase the number of quality bluegill populations in Minnesota. Detroit Lakes Fisheries Supervisor Nathan Olson says the initiative is…
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December 31, 2020 0

Minnesota DNR in search of Black Spruce Cones

Press Release obtained from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources: (Minnesota) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is looking for help collecting the cones needed to help fill spruce seed orders for this spring’s 2021 reforestation efforts. Seeds from the state forest nursery are used to reforest about 6,000 acres of black spruce in…
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December 31, 2020 0

Willow River Dam construction ramping up

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (12/29/20) (Willow River, MN) — Construction is ramping up heading into the New Year at the Willow River Dam in the Stanton Lake area to divert the river channel to restore water levels and preserve water recreation for residents and users of the community campground. The Willow River Dam, previously built…
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December 29, 2020 0

Kaleidoscope 12/11/20: Nathan Olson of MN DNR DL Area Fisheries Supervisor

On today’s edition of the KRJB Kaleidoscope, R & J News Director Mark Askelson chats with MN DNR Detroit Lakes Area Fisheries Supervisor about ice fishing reminders, the new Bluegill Initiatives, and a look back on fishing this past summer. LISTEN:

December 11, 2020 0

District 9 Conservation Officer Reports

Last updated: 2020-12-07 CO Patrick McGowan (Pine River) worked muzzleloader deer hunters and worked on cases from this fall’s firearms deer season. Early ice anglers are starting to venture out on some lakes. McGowan also spent time on equipment maintenance, and assisted the Forestry Division with a spruce harvest inspection. CO Jim Guida (Brainerd East) monitored…
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December 10, 2020 0

Interest in Fishing Likely to Continue this Winter; Trash a Concern with Ice Campers

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (12/8/20) Detroit Lakes, MN — The boats have been put away for the year and back out are the ice shacks and portable fish houses for Minnesotans. Many of our area lakes have begun to freeze over and some of them have even had safe, fishable ice for the past couple…
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December 8, 2020 0