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Novice Turkey Hunters Can Register for Mentored Hunts in Minnesota

Novice Turkey Hunters Can Register for Mentored Hunts in Minnesota

On a spring morning, a novice turkey hunter holding a turkey call tries out a newfound skill of imitating the yelp of a turkey hen. From the field edge, gobbling ensues and a dark shape approaches. With the advice of a mentor in mind, the hunter holds still to avoid…


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Minnesota DNR Hires New Big Game Program Leader

The point person for management of Minnesota’s deer, elk and moose populations and hunting seasons for deer and elk will be Adam Murkowski. He starts Monday, Jan. 11, as big game program leader for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Murkowski worked in a similar position, deer project leader, in…


Mille Lacs Lake Regulations Changed To Boost Walleye Population

Mille Lacs Lake Regulations Changed To Boost Walleye Population

Regulations that will limit the harvest of walleye and potentially increase the harvest of northern pike and smallmouth bass will be implemented on Mille Lacs Lake this spring as part of a multi-year effort to rebuild the lake’s legendary walleye population, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)….


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Minnesota 4 Wheel Drive Association and City of Belle Plaine Team Up With DNR to Remove Debris From Belle Plaine State Wayside

A cleanup of a former riverside salvage yard at North Cherry and West Forest streets in Belle Plaine will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Adopt-a-River DNR will facilitate the effort with the Minnesota 4 Wheel Drive…


Wet Weather Challenges Hunters During First Camp Ripley Hunt

Archers took a two-day total of 208 deer during the first bow hunt Oct. 18-19 at Camp Ripley Military Reservation near Little Falls, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The second two-day hunt is scheduled for Oct. 27-28. “Wet weather greeted hunters and made it challenging for…


Minnesota State Parks and Trails Geocaching Program

The Geocaching Wildlife Safari, a high-tech treasure hunt, is nearing the end of its three-year run as one of the more popular programs of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Parks and Trails Division. Since the program began, interpretive naturalists at Minnesota state parks have offered 325 Geocaching 101…


New Walleye Regulation at Mille Lacs Lake; Good Fishing Expected

Anglers who fish Mille Lacs Lake during the 2012 season will be able to keep walleye less than 17 inches in length, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This is a change from last year’s regulation that allowed keeping of walleye less than 18 inches. The 17-…


Temporary Hunting Rules To Become Permanent in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is accepting comments through Feb. 25 on a number of hunting regulations, including many temporary rules that would added to state game and fish laws this year. The proposals cover a variety of areas pertaining to deer registration; deer licenses, deer zone descriptions,…


Minnesota Snowmobile Trails Not Yet Ready for Riding; Ice Not Safe

Even though the official start of the Minnesota snowmobile season was Dec. 1, several conditions must be met before trails are legally open for travel, according to Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Northeast Regional Trails and Waterways manager Les Ollila. Snowmobile clubs and trail crews are out working on…


Snowmobile Safety Training Required For Youth, Young Adults

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds riders that everyone born after Dec. 31, 1976 must have a snowmobile safety certificate or a snowmobile safety certificate indicator on their driver’s license or Minnesota ID card to operate a snowmobile in the state. To become certified in snowmobile safety, students…