Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Nearly one-third of car-deer collisions each year occur between now and November, said the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), citing a national report. Minnesota is ranked eighth when it comes to car-deer crash totals, according to State Farm Insurance, which tracks the trends nationwide. Most states, the company reports, [...]

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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources What is it? In other states this is often called a Hunter Education Deferral Program. Essentially an Apprentice Hunter Validation enables an individual who is normally required to have a Firearms Safety (FAS) Certificate, but does not have one, to try hunting two license years in a lifetime under the supervision [...]

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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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