Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

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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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is taking corrective actions after the agency discovered that a DNR employee inappropriately accessed driving license and motor vehicle records without authorization to do so. The DNR immediately asked the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) to conduct an investigation into the unauthorized access of the data. At [...]

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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Minnesota hunters harvested 151,400 deer so far during the 2012 early firearm season, according to preliminary numbers announced on Nov. 21 by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The late 3B season in southeastern Minnesota remains open through Sunday, Nov. 25. Overall, antlered buck harvest increased 9 percent and [...]

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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Minnesota Incident Command System (MNICS) needs the cooperation of the general public statewide to help minimize fire danger, which is at a seasonal all-time high in much of Minnesota since automated local records have been kept. DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr urges all [...]

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