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Minnesota DNR Reminds Anglers of New and Changed 2008 Fishing Regulations

Several fishing regulations have been added or altered for 2008 and anglers need to be aware of the changes before heading out to fish Saturday, May 10, for the statewide walleye opener, said Ron Payer, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) fisheries section chief. Additions or changes for 2008: 2008…


Mentors Introduce 237 Youth to Turkey Hunting

This spring 237 youth were introduced to turkey hunting as part of a unique partnership among the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) and families. Ninety-four of the participants bagged a bird. Meanwhile, Minnesota’s turkey population continues to expand, creating opportunities for hunters of all…


High-Tech Treasure Hunt Launches May 11 in Minnesota State Parks

For those who love playing with new gadgets, searching for treasure and exploring the great outdoors, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has combined all three in a new event they are calling the Minnesota State Parks Geocaching History Challenge. Courtland Nelson, DNR Parks and Recreation Division director, said…


DNR Warns Early Season Anglers About Danger of Cold-Water Shock

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds early-season anglers about the danger of cold-water shock and the importance of wearing a life jacket, especially in May and early June. “The shock of a fall into cold water is certainly one of the biggest hazards for early season anglers,” said…


Root River Trail Repaired and Ready for Riding

One of Minnesota’s most popular and scenic bike trails is again open. Spring is a great time to enjoy it, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). While parts of the 42-mile Root River State Trail were closed in the aftermath of torrential rains and flooding last August,…


Bemidji Area Streams Closed to Fishing During the First Week of Walleye Season

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is extending fishing closures on six streams in Beltrami and Clearwater counties from May 10 through May 16 to protect concentrations of spawning walleye. Major access points will be posted during the period of closure. The affected streams are: Blackduck River – County…


DNR Aiming to Retain Anglers Through New Campaign

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources aims to lure folks back into fishing this season through a combination of direct mail, digital billboard and radio advertising, and other outreach efforts. The agency, which issued just under 1.4 million fishing licenses last year, recently mailed 40,000 reminder postcards to former anglers…


Fishing Opener Update: Public Water Access Conditions Vary Due to Late Ice Out

Minnesota boaters will find a variety of conditions at public water accesses for the May 10 fishing opener, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The DNR Division of Trails and Waterways is making a special effort to ensure all DNR boat launches are ready by the opener,…


DNR Closes Fishing on Little Cut Foot Sioux Lake Through May 16 to Protect Walleye

Due to the late ice cover and early walleye opener, concentrations of walleye remain near the egg-collection operation at Little Cut Foot Sioux Lake. To protect the walleye, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will close the area extending from Williams Narrows upstream through the First River Flowage through…


Bemidji area streams closed to fishing during the first week of walleye season

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is extending fishing closures on six streams in Beltrami and Clearwater counties from May 10 through May 16 to protect concentrations of spawning walleye. Major access points will be posted during the period of closure. The affected streams are: Blackduck River – County…