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2017 Governor’s Deer Opener Announced

At this year’s Governor’s Deer Opener in Brainerd, Governor Dayton announced that the 2017 Opener will be held in Grand Rapids. Next year will mark the 15th Anniversary of the event, and it will take…


Mille Lacs to Hold Winter Walleye Season

The Minnesota DNR has announced that there will be a winter walleye season on Lake Mille Lacs. Anglers are allowed to keep one 19-21 inch walleye or one 28+ inch walleye. The season will begin on…


Q and A with Minnesota DNR’s Big Game Program Leader

The Minnesota Deer Opener is this Saturday, and DNR Big Game Leader Adam Murkowski says the deer population is on the rise. Forum News Service sat down with Murkowski to discuss the upcoming season, the…


New State Fishing Record Set

Earlier this month, a new state record fish was caught on Vadnais Lake. Kanchic Yang caught a 4 pound, 8 ounce white bass, beating the previous record of 4 pounds, 2 ounces. The fish also measured…


Minnesota United Partner with Minnesota DNR

The Minnesota United and the Minnesota DNR have announced a partnership in support of the state’s loon population. The partnership involves the team’s Itasca Society, which is comprised the first 11, 842 season ticket holders (representative…


DNR Launches New Tool for Hunters

The DNR has unveiled a new, updated site to help hunters and those looking to get outdoors find wildlife management areas. The new system replaces a 10 year old app. Users can search using many filters, including county…


State Park Fees Waived on Black Friday

Add the Minnesota State Parks to your list of Black Friday bargains. All 75 parks will be free for the day, as way to encourage people to get outdoors and possibly burn off some of…


DNR Releases Minnesota Deer Facts

Deer hunting season is almost here, and the Minnesota DNR has released some facts about whitetail deer and deer hunting. Click here to brush up those facts before heading out to the stand.


Minnesota’s Pheasant Forecast Looks Good

Pheasants Forever has released their state by state pheasant forecast for the upcoming season, and Minnesota is looking good. There is a 29% increase in the number of pheasants statewide, with southwestern Minnesota hosting the most.…


DNR Using Dogs in Fight on Zebra Mussels

Law enforcement and government agencies using dogs to sniff things out isn’t new, but using dogs to sniff out zebra mussels may be. The Minnesota DNR currently has two dogs that are used in the fight…


DNR Reminds State Park Visitors of Fall Deer Hunts

This fall, hunters will be able to deer hunt in Minnesota State Parks, and the DNR is reminding visitors to keep that in mind when planning a trip. If you are thinking of going to a…


Minnesota Deer Regulations and Hunting Openers

Fall is upon us, and so are the first hunting seasons – the fall turkey season began at the beginning of the month, and this weekend marks the openers for pheasant and raccoon, red fox,…


DNR Chemically Treating Three Northern Minnesota Lakes

Three Northern Minnesota lakes are being chemically treated by the DNR. Redskin Lake, Beetle Lake and North Shady Lake are all treated in order to restore the trout fishing. In addition to the trout, the…


Details Announced for Governor’s Deer Hunting Opener

The Governor’s Deer Hunting Opener has been set for November 3rd-6th at Breezy Point Resort. The event started 14 years ago at Cragun’s Resort, and is meant to promote deer hunting in Minnesota and promote…


Public Comments Being Taken on New Pike Fishing Regulations

New pike fishing regulations that have been in the works since 2013 are now up for public comment. The new regulations would split the state into three zones, each with their own set of rules.…


40 Northern Minnesota Land Parcels to be Auctioned Off

Later this month and into November, the DNR will be auctioning off 40 northern Minnesota land parcels. Nine northwestern parcels will be auctioned off on October 25th, 27 parcels on October 27th and 4 on…


Ely Named One of Best Outdoor Towns Worldwide

National Geographic recently released their picks for the “World’s Best Towns for Outdoor Thrills,” and Ely, MN made the list, which consisted of 9 cities, with only 2 being in the United States. The publication stated…


Minnesota Tribe to Hold Moose Hunt

Against the objections of the Minnesota DNR, the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has decided to hold a moose hunt this fall. Neither the tribe nor the DNR has held a moose…


Volunteers Sought for Deer Management Committee

The Minnesota DNR is now seeking applicants for a temporary deer advisory committee. The purpose of this committee will be to assist the DNR in creating the state’s first deer management plan. The committee will…


Minnesota Has a New Invasive Species

Minnesota’s newest invasive species has been discovered in Tilde Lake. Two red swamp crayfish were found in the Clay County lake, and the DNR believes it’s the result of a disposed aquarium or a crawfish boil.…


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