Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources The application deadline is Tuesday, Oct.1, for the first  turkey and deer hunt for people with disabilities in Stearns County’s Rockville Park & Nature Preserve. Applications can be obtained through the websites of Midwest Outdoors Unlimited, www.midwestoutdoorsunlimited.com, or the Stearns County Parks Department, www.co.stearns.mn.us or by calling the park office [...]

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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources A long winter followed by a cold, wet spring contributed to a significant decrease in Minnesota’s pheasant count, which declined 29 percent from 2012, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “Minnesota’s results reflect what we’re seeing in other states,” said Rachel Curtis, DNR wildlife research biologist. “South [...]

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  Minnesota Department of Natural Resources The world’s oldest-known wild bear has died of old age in northern Minnesota at the age of 39½, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Known to DNR researchers as Bear No. 56, the female American black bear was first captured and radio-collared in July 1981 by DNR [...]

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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Grassy roadsides can be for the birds. Although these ribbons of green make up only a small fraction of our land area, researchers have found them to be highly productive nesting sites for more than 40 kinds of birds and animals that nest on the ground or in low vegetation. Examples [...]

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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Deer hunting licenses are now available for purchase. Hunters who want an either-sex deer or special hunt permit for the coming season must apply by Thursday, Sept. 5, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said. Hunters should carefully review the list of lottery areas, particularly in extreme northwestern Minnesota [...]

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Minnesota Department Of Natural Resources To help boaters prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS), the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is adding more than 200 “clean-and-drain” areas to statewide public water access sites this summer. The special areas will act as visual reminders to boaters to clean and drain their boats properly and [...]

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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources In early May, an angler bowfishing on the Mississippi River north of Sartell shot a 25-pound grass carp, an exotic species that previously has been found only much further south in Minnesota, including lower portions of the Mississippi, reports the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Because DNR fisheries biologists [...]

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Minnesota Department Of Natural Resources Melting winter snowfall won’t do much to alleviate the extremely dry soil conditions across Minnesota, even if some areas experience spring flooding, said Greg Spoden, the state climatologist. Roughly 70 percent of Minnesota is in extreme drought or severe drought. “All of the snow that has fallen over the winter [...]

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