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Two Southeastern Minnesota Deer Tested Positive for CWD

The DNR has confirmed that two deer harvested in southeastern Minnesota have Chronic Waste Disease. The two deer were shot within a mile of each other near Lanesboro during the first part of the season. This…


State’s Elk Hunt Successful

The Elk hunt season wrapped up on September 18th, and the results have now been released by the DNR – five out of the seven hunters got bulls. Two were harvested in Zone 30 and three…


68,958 Deer Registered in First Weekend

Numbers are out for the deer opener, and Minnesotans registered 68,958 deer in the first two days of the season. According to the DNR, that number is down 3% from 2015. The number of bucks…


DNR Reminds Residents to Check for Invasive Species when Closing Cabins

The time has come to start closing cabins for the season, and the DNR is reminding people to check their properties for invasive species. The DNR says to check boats, docks and posts, and to…


Minnesota Hunter Bags 36 Point Buck

To say last Friday proved to be a good day for Howard Lake resident Jim Wackler would be an understatement – Wackler shot a 36 point buck while hunting at a family farm near Waverly.…


Duluth Trout Hatchery to Close

The State of Minnesota has announced plans to close the French River Hatchery near Duluth due to infrastructure issues and excessive energy use. The DNR said the hatchery requires $8 million in updates and uses 10%…


Northeastern Minnesota Sees Increase in Deer Harvest, Statewide Numbers Down

Numbers are beginning to roll in from this past’s weekend deer opener, and while they are up in certain areas of Minnesota, the statewide total is down. In northeastern Minnesota, deer registrations were up about 10%,…


DNR Extends Information Center Calling Hours

The Information Center at the Department of Natural Resources has extended it’s phone hours to better serve Minnesotans. Calls will now be taken weekdays 8am-8pm, and Saturdays 9am-1pm. In-person visits and license sale requests are…


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,…


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