Tag: MN DNR

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

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
DNR new officers

DNR’s newest conservation officers set to hit the field

DNR News Release for 12/10/2020 Within the next several weeks, 12 communities across the state will once again have full-time, dedicated service from a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officer. In addition, a new CO will join the Enforcement Division’s Aviation Unit as a pilot. The 13 conservation officers who will occupy these previously…
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December 10, 2020 0

Get Outdoors and Hunt Small Game in Minnesota

There are many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors in Minnesota and one that should not be overlooked is small game hunting, especially with the mild start to the winter season. Hunting pheasants, ruffed grouse, squirrels, or rabbits can be a great way to introduce people of all ages to the outdoors says James Burnham, hunter…
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December 10, 2020 0

Episode 15 – Spring Wildlife – R&J Outdoors Show

(3-14-20) Mark Askelson chats with Rob Baden, DNR Area Supervisor, about a number of things including the deer population, wolf management, bear sightings and turkey hunting.


December 7, 2020 0

Episode 7 – Ice Buster Daze – R&J Outdoors Show

(1-18-20) Ryan chats with Sue Kaiser about the Ice Buster Daze Fishing Derby on the Red Lake River in Crookston, MN. Sue Kaiser is an organizer of the event and former co-owner of the longtime Crookston, MN bait shop Ceason’s Bait & Tackle. Mark Askelson also chats with DNR Detroit Lakes MN Area Fisheries Supervisor…
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December 7, 2020 0

Former Wildlife Management Officer Dave Dickey’s monthly update

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (12/4/20) (Aitkin, MN) — Season reports and recaps held the attention of our monthly conversation with Former Wildlife Management officer Dave Dickey this week.  Dickey did touch on the news of the timberwolve being taken off the Federal Protected list to allow states to regulate populations. With bear hunting firmly in…
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December 3, 2020 0