Tag: DNR

Snowmobilers Taking Advantage of Good Riding Conditions, but DNR Encourages Safety

Minnesota, MN — Snowmobile trail conditions are mostly excellent in Northwestern Minnesota and riders have been getting out with gusto. Snowmobile tracks are common sights in road ditches, on trails and atop the ice. This year’s busy start to the riding season continues a surge in recent years of people riding snowmobiles to enjoy Minnesota’s…
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January 19, 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

As Lakes Freeze Over, MN DNR Reminds Anglers to Practice Ice Safety

Minnesota — As the shallow bays and lakes begin to skim over with ice during the recent cold snap, local anglers will be getting anxious to be the first to step on ice and drill a hole. In preparation for that, Minnesota DNR Safety Outreach Coordinator Lisa Dugan joined the R & J Outdoors Show…
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November 18, 2021 0

CWD Update with Rob Baden, MN DNR Detroit Lakes Area Wildlife Supervisor

Climax, MN — With the recent detection of CWD in a deer near Climax, MN, it’s sent DNR wildlife officials scrambling to take mitigation measures just ahead of the Firearms opener. R & J News caught up Detroit Lakes Area Wildlife Supervisor Rob Baden to learn more about the situation. Baden explains how the CWD…
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November 4, 2021 0

How to Hunt Public Land & Be Safe and Successful

Detroit Lakes, MN — Wanting to join the hundreds of thousands across the state in the firearms deer season, but don’t have any hunting land? The good news is that you actually DO own hunting land. In fact, you own nearly 10,000 acres in Norman County alone. Public land can be a great option for…
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November 3, 2021 0

MN DNR’s Tom Hutchins Talks Life of a CO During Deer Season; Encourages Hunters to Follow Safety Rules & Regulations

Crookston, MN — It’ll be a busy weekend for Minnesota DNR Conservation Officers across the state as somewhere between 350,000 and 400,000 hunters take to their stands for the firearms deer season opener. Local CO’s will be busy following up on complaints, checking licenses, and visiting with fellow hunters. While there isn’t many slow days…
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November 2, 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

Minnesota Waterfowl Populations Remain Healthy and Diverse

Minnesota — With the Minnesota waterfowl season getting underway this past weekend, we caught up with Minnesota DNR Waterfowl Biologists Steve Courts to get an update on waterfowl populations and habitat during this week’s R & J Outdoor Show. Despite it being a dryer year, Courts says locally it was a good year for duck…
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September 30, 2021 0

New Changes for Upcoming Minnesota Waterfowl Season

Detroit Lakes, MN — When waterfowl seasons open this fall, hunters will see a number of regulatory changes with duck and goose seasons and season dates. Before implementing these changes, the DNR took a comprehensive look at waterfowl regulations. Some of the objectives for these changes focused on simplification of regulations and providing additional opportunity…
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August 27, 2021 0