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Minnesota State Parks Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day with Free Admission

The Department of Natural Resources will waive the requirement for a vehicle permit ($5 one-day or $25 year-round) and provide free admission at all 75 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas on Saturday, June 14 in celebration of National Get Outdoors Day. The goal of National Get Outdoors Day is…


Minnesota DNR Comment Period Open through Feb. 24, 2011

(Released February 18, 2011) The public comment period remains open through Thursday, Feb. 24, for permanent rule changes proposed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) that affect fishing and issuing permits. Complete rule language, statement of need and reasonableness and rule notice can be found on the DNR…


2009 Fishing Licenses, Walleye Stamp Now On Sale in Minnesota

Minnesota’s 2009 fishing licenses and the state’s first-ever walleye stamp now are on sale. Anglers who purchase a license in early March can fish for 14 months as the license does not expire until April 30, 2010. The state’s new walleye stamp also is on sale. The stamp, though not…


Minnesota DNR, NWTF Expand Youth Turkey Hunting Opportunities in 2009

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the National Wild Turkey Federation will again team up to offer special hunts for youth who are first-time turkey hunters. And thanks to NWTF volunteers, about 130 more young people – up from 407 last year – will get a shot at…


DNR Urges Snowmobile, ATV Riders to Use Extra Caution in Road Rights of Way and Ditches

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) urges snowmobilers and all-terrain vehicle (ATV) riders to use extra caution this winter when operating their machines in ditches and other areas within road right-of-ways. Vehicle operators should reduce speed in construction areas (particularly at night) and be aware of such hidden dangers…


Minnesota Hunters Harvest Fewer Deer in 2008

Minnesota deer hunters harvested nearly 222,000 deer in 2008. This is a decline of 38,000, or about 19 percent, from 2007, but the ninth consecutive year the harvest has exceeded 200,000. “Bad weather opening weekend, lower deer populations in many permit areas and more lottery areas all had a role…


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 DNR Offers Tips for Safer Snowmobiling

With another snowmobile season upon us, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is encouraging snowmobilers to get this season off to a smooth and safe start. “We want people to take advantage of the snowmobiling opportunities that exist in Minnesota,” said Capt. Mike Hammer, DNR Enforcement Education Program coordinator….


Trout Anglers Reminded of New Winter Season Dates for 2009

The 2009 winter season for lake and stream trout in all Minnesota lakes will open Jan. 15, and close March 31, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). In past years, winter trout season dates were different for Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) lakes, trout lakes outside…


Minnesota DNR Asks Watercraft Owners to Take Online Survey

If you own a watercraft, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wants your opinion about boatlifts, docks and platforms. The information will supplement public meeting feedback contributing to the DNR’s rulemaking process for structures in public waters. Watercraft owners are invited to go online at  by Jan. 19 to…