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New Off-highway Vehicle Riding Restrictions During 2008 Deer Hunting Season

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Commissioner Mark Holsten announced new restrictions for off-highway vehicles (OHV) to be in effect during part of the 2008 deer hunting season. The Commissioner’s Order effects recreational riding on DNR forest trails but does not impact OHV use for big game hunting. Vehicles affected…


Prairie Smoke Dunes Scientific and Natural Area open to deer hunting in 2008

Deer hunters have a new opportunity this fall in Norman County. The Prairie Smoke Dunes State Scientific and Natural Area (SNA), which has only been open to occasional special management hunts in the past, is now open for all regular 2008 deer seasons including early antlerless. The 1,280-acre SNA, located…


Grand Opening Celebration for Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Rapids Lake Unit Education and Visitor Center to be held October 19

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Trust will celebrate the completion of the Rapids Lake Unit of Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge on Sunday, October 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Festivities will include the dedication of the new Education and Visitor…


Minnesota Fall Wild Turkey Leftover Licenses Available

Turkey hunters who were unsuccessful in this year’s lottery for the fall hunting season may apply for 2,243 surplus permits starting at noon Monday, Sept. 15. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) makes surplus permits available at all Electronic Licensing System (ELS) outlets and online at www.dnr.state.mn.us. The Web…


Detroit Lakes Area Residents Are Reminded of DNR Aquatic Plant Management Permit Requirements Related to Control of Flowering Rush

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) supports well-planned control of flowering rush, which is an invasive species. Nevertheless, lakeshore residents and users must ensure that control of this plant does not cause unintended harm, such as the removal of native bulrush or the further spread of flowering rush from…


Small Game Hunting Opens in Minnesota Sept. 13, Blaze Orange Required

Grouse, rabbit, squirrel and partridge seasons open Sept. 13, offering Minnesotans the chance to discover the state’s vast amounts of land open to public hunting, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “Small game season is a forgotten pleasure,” said Dennis Simon, DNR wildlife section chief. “It doesn’t…


Pheasant Population in Minnesota Remains at 10-year Average Despite Drop in Index

Despite a cool, wet spring that caused a 24-percent drop in Minnesota’s pheasant index, the estimated number of pheasants in Minnesota remains at its 10-year average. “The southwest likely will provide the best opportunities for pheasant hunters,” said Kurt Haroldson, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wildlife research biologist. “Minnesota’s…


Watch for Island Closings Caused by Newcastle Disease in Minnesota

Don’t be too surprised if you see “closed” signs on certain islands and lake access points within five Minnesota lakes. Birds from these lakes were confirmed to have virulent Newcastle disease, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The virus, which already has killed more than 1,200 double-crested…


Now is the Time to Plan for 2008 Minnesota Deer License Options

Minnesotans who intend to hunt deer this fall may want to start scouting their license-buying options now. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reminding hunters that 2008 deer hunting licenses will be a departure from the past.  “We’ve simplified license-buying and a number of regulations,” said Dennis Simon,…


Minnesota DNR To Hold Public Meeting On Proposed Fishing Regulations For Two Cass County Lakes

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold a public meeting to solicit comments on a proposal to implement special fishing regulations on Inguadona and Rice lakes in northern Cass County. The DNR proposes to implement the following regulations on both lakes: a possession limit of five sunfish a…