Tag: MN DNR

Conservation Officer Report – District 5

CO Darrin Kittelson (International Falls #1) reports the lake sturgeon keep season on the Rainy River ended. The activity was busy with the nice weather and a local tournament being held. People are reminded to make sure they have all their boat safety equipment before going on the water. Enforcement action was taken for illegal-length…
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May 10, 2022 0

R&J Outdoors Show – MN DNR News and Birding/Fishing Update

Leif talks about some of the headlines from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Some beautiful birds are arriving in the state in May, be on the lookout for them! There is still some ice on the lakes but open water fishing is coming soon.


April 28, 2022 0

Conservation Officers Weekly Report 4-26-22

CO Darrin Kittelson (International Falls #1) reports the Rainy River has been fairly busy with catch-and-release sturgeon fishing, even with the wet, cold and windy conditions. The sturgeon keep season started on Sunday and will end May 7. Sturgeon anglers are reminded that if they are planning on keeping a sturgeon it must be between…
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April 26, 2022 0

R&J Outdoors Show – Updates to Bear Season and MN Wildlife Populations

Leif talks about the changes coming up for the bear hunting season along with bears coming out of hibernation, and to watch for the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in wild birds. Leslie McInenly – MN DNR Wildlife Populations Regulations Manager


April 14, 2022 0

Conservation Officer Report – District 5

CO Curtis Simonson (Int?l Falls #2) reports spending the past week attending training at Camp Ripley and working the Rainy River. This past weekend had many people out on the Rainy River. Simonson would like to remind people to check boat registration before hitting the water for the first time this open water season and…
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April 13, 2022 0

Conservation Officer Report District-5

CO Darrin Kittelson (International Falls #1) reports people have started open-water fishing on the Rainy River, with one access open (Nelson Park, Birchdale) for launching. People are reminded to have their current fishing license, current boat registration, and boat safety equipment onboard. Enforcement action was taken for boat registration issues. Several animal-related complaints were also…
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April 6, 2022 0

The Spring Fire Season Is Upon Us

The Spring fire season typically begins around the first of April each year, as the snow disappears and the vegetation dries out. Ben Lange from the Minnesota DNR Forestry Office recently joined KKCQ’s Food For Thought program to talk about burning permits and spring fire restrictions. Lange is expecting a somewhat normal fire season in…
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April 1, 2022 0

DNR Conservation Officer Report District 5 2-8-22

CO Darrin Kittelson (International Falls #1) reports snowmobile activity in the area is picking up with the recent snowfall. Trails are in great shape but lake surfaces remain rough. Ice fishing has been slow on Rainy Lake, but it hasn’t stopped people from getting outdoors to enjoy the hopes of catching a fish or two.…
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February 8, 2022 0

Keeping pike? Minnesota has pike zone regulations

If you want to keep northern pike this fishing season, double check regulations and be prepared to measure your fish. Minnesota has three northern pike zones that apply to inland waters and reflect the differing characteristics of pike populations across the state. You can find those zone regulations, including a zone map, on the DNR…
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February 4, 2022 0

DNR grants help children begin a lifetime of outdoor experiences

We’re pleased to announce another phase of the extremely popular No Child Left Inside grants. These grants help more children cast a line, study animal tracks, hike or bike, or simply learn more about nature. Public entities and nonprofit organizations serving youth under age 18 can apply for these grants and applications must be received…
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February 4, 2022 0