Tag: DNR

Detroit Lakes Area Fisheries Supervisor Nathan Olson Previews the Walleye Opener

Detroit Lakes, MN — Anglers across the state of Minnesota will return to open water this weekend with the walleye season opener set for this Saturday. Weather looks to be favorable for anglers, especially compared to most fishing opener in recent history. But fishing for walleye and catching walleye are two different things. Nathan Olson,…
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May 13, 2022 0

Boat or Not, Many Opportunities for Beginning Fisherman in Minnesota

Minnesota, MN — One of the great things about the fishing tradition in the State of Minnesota is that it’s a past-time that is easily accessible by all. While your neighbor or friend might be hitting the water in $100,000 boat with another $10,000 worth of fish finding electronics, it’s important to know that you…
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May 11, 2022 0

District 9 Conservation Officer Reports 5-3-22

CO Calie Kunst (Crosslake) spent time throughout the week patrolling ATV activity in the area and responding to a wetland filling complaint. Kunst also assisted in teaching ATV safety and responding to a shining and shooting deer call. CO Chelsey Best (Pequot Lakes) spent the week on fishing, trapping, burning, spring forest closure and fish…
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May 3, 2022 0

Take Steps to Avoid Bear Encounters this Spring

Detroit Lakes, MN — Bears that have woken up out of hibernation are probably wishing they’d stayed in their den a little bit longer, but nonetheless they are hungry and looking for food, which is very scarce this time of year. Conflicts often arise this time of year when bears interact with domestic pets, tip…
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April 27, 2022 0

Bear Hunting License Application Deadline is May 6

Prospective bear hunters have until Friday, May 6, to apply for a bear hunting license from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Applications for the 2022 season can be submitted online, at any license agent or via telephone at 888-665-4236. Bear season opens Thursday, Sept. 1, and closes Sunday, Oct. 16. Lottery winners will be…
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April 26, 2022 0

Harsh Winter Appears to Have Impact on Fawn Population

Detroit Lakes, MN — With heavy snow, colder than average temperatures, and constant wind, the Minnesota DNR says it will have an impact on the overall deer population. Fawns were especially hit the hardest, according to Detroit Lakes Area Wildlife Supervisor Rob Baden. Baden notes that the winter made it very difficult for deer to…
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April 20, 2022 0

Spring Turkey Season Underway in Minnesota

Detroit Lakes, MN — The Spring Turkey Season kicked off this week, but given the sudden return of winter its likely off to a cold start. The turkey hunting season in Minnesota began on Wednesday, April 13th and will continue through May 31st. While turkey populations remain strong across most of the state, bird activity…
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April 15, 2022 0

Conservation Officer Report District-5

CO Curtis Simonson (International Falls #2) reports checking tip-up anglers this past week and working ATV enforcement on area lakes and county roads. The Rainy River continues to make little progress with the ice disappearing slowly after cold weather moved in. CO John Slatinski IV (Ray) reports snowmobiling and angling activity have both slowed considerably…
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March 29, 2022 0

Minnesota Eagle Cam has Two Chicks

Right on time, the two chicks have hatched on the EagleCam! The first chick hatched on Tuesday, March 22. Tuesday was one of the wettest days at the cam site, but that didn’t stop the chick from emerging from the egg. Because of the cold, windy and wet weather, the parents have been sitting very tight…
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March 26, 2022 0

DNR to Conduct Fisheries Survey on Red River this Spring/Summer

Detroit Lakes, MN — Every spring and summer, the Minnesota DNR participates in fisheries surveys on area lakes to determine quantity, quality, and overall health of the fish species in those particular lakes. This year, however, they will be conducting a fisheries survey on the Red River from Wahpeton to the Canadian Border. Primarily their…
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March 23, 2022 0