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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 Made Strides in Enhancing Outdoor Opportunities in 2015

A record number of people visited Minnesota state parks and enjoyed trout fishing in lakes and streams in 2015, according to the Department of Natural Resources. The agency noted other accomplishments in 2015, including a growing deer herd and increased deer harvest, an improved fleet of aircraft for fighting wild…


Damon Springer congratulates the top three males in the senior division.

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…


Mystery Cave offers cool escape from summer heat

Visitors can once again experience natural wonders above and below ground at Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park located in southeastern Minnesota. Cave tours are now being given following the state shutdown. Discovered in 1937, Mystery Cave is the longest cave in Minnesota – spanning more than 13 miles underground. It is…


Minnesota state parks will begin opening Friday; other DNR facilities and functions open today

Some Minnesota state parks will open for day and overnight use as soon as Friday, July 22, but other facilities will not be open until the weekend, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officials said today. DNR employees returned to work Thursday, July 21, after the agency and state government…


Minnesota’s Operation Dry Water part of nationwide effort to curb drunk boating

Looking forward to relaxing on the boat this weekend with that ice chest full of cold beer? Better think again. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conservation officers and county sheriff’s deputies will be participating in Operation Dry Water on June 24-26. It is part of a national weekend of…


Northern Minnesota state parks have ‘reel’ appeal for anglers

Surrounding this year’s Governor’s Fishing Opener in the Grand Rapids area are some of Minnesota’s most popular state parks, where anglers can wet their lines against backdrops that include scenic waterfalls, rocky shorelines and virgin pine forests. Area highlights, worth a side trip, include: to the west – Itasca State…


Bighead carp caught in St. Croix River

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has confirmed a 27-pound bighead carp was caught in the St. Croix River on Monday, April 18 by a commercial fisherman. Bighead carp are among several invasive Asian carp species that could cause serious damage to Minnesota’s native fish species and aquatic ecosystems….


Wildfire Prevention Week is April 17-23

In an effort to increase awareness about outdoor fire hazards, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has declared April 17-23 as Wildfire Prevention Week. “We want to encourage people to make a special effort to control their fires not only this week, but all year long,” said Larry Himanga,…


Sign up now for a firearms safety hunter education class

Now is the time for people to sign up for a firearms safety hunting education class offered by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “Instructors from throughout the state are calling in right now to set up spring classes, so this is the time to get your son or…