Tag: deer

Wildlife Starting to Show Signs of Stress from Challenging Winter

Detroit Lakes, MN — Winter came early this year and hasn’t let up much since that first major snowfall in November. The snow is getting deeper and temps have found there way into the 30 below zero mark several times already, making life a struggle for area wildlife. While they are built to handle the…
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January 25, 2022 0

Late Season CWD Hunt Scheduled for 261, 262 Permit Areas

Detroit Lakes, MN — Deer hunters seeking additional opportunities can harvest deer in late season chronic wasting disease management hunts in the southeast, south metropolitan area and along the Minnesota-North Dakota border where CWD was recently discovered in the Climax and Neilsville area. Hunting dates are Friday, Dec. 17, through Sunday, Dec. 19, and Friday,…
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December 1, 2021 0

Firearms Deer Harvest Falls Well Below Expectations

Detroit Lakes, MN — Expectations were high coming into this year’s firearms deer season in the state of Minnesota. Deer population estimates were healthy, conditions were dry, the fields were harvested, and the rut was on. However according to current totals, the Minnesota DNR is going to fall well short of its goal of harvesting…
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November 29, 2021 0

CWD Suspected in a Wild Deer Harvested Near Climax, MN

Climax, MN — The first suspected case of chronic wasting disease in a wild deer along Minnesota’s border with North Dakota has prompted the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to implement voluntary CWD sampling for all deer harvested in this area during the 2021 firearms season. Hunters who harvest deer in permit areas 261 and…
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November 3, 2021 0

MN DNR Bans Movement of Farmed Deer Due to CWD

Detroit Lakes, MN — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has issued an emergency rule that temporarily prohibits the importation and movement of farmed white-tailed deer into and within Minnesota. This emergency action takes effect immediately and aims to reduce further spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) and protect the health of Minnesota’s wild…
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October 12, 2021 0

DNR Offers Tips & Reminders for Shed Hunting

Detroit Lakes, MN — With another warm nice, spring weekend ahead of us, perhaps a great opportunity for some fun, outdoor adventures is shed hunting. Each year during the late winter or early spring, male deer shed their antlers to begin the regrowth of a new set of bigger antlers. Searching for those antler sheds…
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March 19, 2021 0

Wildlife Survive Winter Well, but Dry Spring Causes Concern for Wildfires

Detroit Lakes, MN — A dry winter followed by a dry spring has the Minnesota DNR concerned about a potentially busy wildfire season, but optimistic about the health of wildlife. As of now the state of Minnesota is in a burning ban, which requires you get a burning permit, and the fire risk across most…
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March 17, 2021 0

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

Crow Wing County Offers Free Disposal of Deer Carcasses to Combat CWD

Crow Wing County is accepting deer carcasses free of charge for the second consecutive year at the county landfill on Highway 210 in Brainerd with the goal of minimizing the spread of chronic wasting disease. “Instead of passing the buck to somebody else, the county initiated a process to burn all deer carcasses in our…
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November 21, 2020 0

More Deer, but More Hunters Anticipated this Hunting Season

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (11/3/20) Detroit Lakes, MN — We are just days away from one of Minnesota’s great traditions. A few hundred thousand hunters will take to the woods, prairies, river lands, and all the state’s great landscapes on Saturday morning in hopes of successfully harvesting a whitetail deer. And this year they may…
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November 3, 2020 0