Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Anglers are reminded that 2013 fishing licenses expired on Friday, Feb. 28, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said. Fishing licenses for 2014 now are available from DNR license agents, online at www.mndnr.gov/buyalicense and by telephone at 888-665-4236. All 2014 fishing licenses become effective Saturday, March 1. Customers who purchase online via smartphone won’t receive [...]

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Minnesota Department Of Natural Resources Sales of Minnesota state park permits increased in 2013, an indication that more people are connecting with the outdoors, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Sales of year-round permits totaled 136,300 in 2013, up 2 percent from 2012 and 21 percent from 2008, when Minnesota voters approved the Clean [...]

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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources With recent reports of vehicles breaking through the ice from Douglas to Beltrami counties, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is cautioning everyone about driving on the ice. “Ice is never 100 percent safe,” said Capt. Greg Salo, DNR enforcement manager. “Winter recreationists need to think twice before driving out on [...]

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Applications for the 2014 spring season will be accepted wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold and online at www.mndnr.gov/buyalicense through Friday, Jan. 10, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The 2014 spring hunt will consist of six five-day and two seven-day seasons. A regulation change in 2014 means hunters need to apply [...]

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Deer donated to food shelves can be processed at no cost to hunters thanks to a program coordinated by the Minnesota departments of Natural Resources and Agriculture. “The venison donation program has multiple benefits,” said Leslie McInenly, big game program leader for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “In portions of the state, hunters [...]

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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Minnesota hunters harvested 128,814 deer through the second weekend of the 2013 firearms season, according to preliminary numbers announced Wednesday by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The season ended Sunday, Nov. 17, for all but 100-series permit areas in the northeastern part of the state, where the season concluded [...]

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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources A vehicle pursuit and a foot race related to illegally shining deer landed four men in the Otter Tail County Jail, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Charged in Otter Tail County Court with a variety of charges ranging from felony fleeing a law enforcement officer to shining [...]

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Minnesota Department Of Natural Resources Minnesota hunters harvested 77,008 deer during the first three days of the firearms season, down 8 percent from 2012, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Leslie McInenly, DNR big game program leader, said a slightly smaller harvest over the first three days is not surprising. “Last year, opening weekend [...]

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